Collins, Lynda A.
MADISON - Lynda A. Collins, age 76, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at UW Hospital. She was born on June 16, 1945, in Bremerton, Wash., the daughter of Lyle Prenslow and Rae (Chiddix) Prenslow. Lynda was raised in Yakima, Wash. She graduated from Central Washington University. On Aug. 26, 1967, she married Tom Collins in Yakima.
Prior to retirement, Lynda worked as an administrative assistant for the church. In her free time, she was an accomplished pianist, expert craftsman, a lover of antiquing, an avid reader, had a wicked sense of humor, was a phenomenal chef who provided cookies to the whole community and beat cancer four times. Lynda also had the pleasure of assisting her husband in planting new churches in five different states.
Lynda is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Jason (Charis) Collins and Gregory (Laurie) Collins; five grandchildren, Carter Gross, Mackenzie Boyle, Jack Boyle, Ellie Collins and Owain Collins; brother, Ken (Edna) Prenslow; nephew, David (Kim) Prenslow; and special friends, Linda (Paul) Koptak and Faye (Dave) Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandchild, Hope Gross.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at 3 p.m. at ARBOR COVENANT CHURCH, 2509 McDivitt Road, Madison, with the Rev. Peter J. Morris presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the City of Madison Public Library Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
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