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Information for Roy Donald Collins
4 April, 1921 28 November, 1992
From the Idaho Press Tribune
December 1, 1992
Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth


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Roy Donald Collins

     Roy Donald Collins, 71, of Nampa, and formerly of Caldwell, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1992, at his home following a short illness.
     Funeral services will be conducted at Cloverdale Funeral Home, Boise, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1992, with Dr. Joel Wallace officiating.  Graveside services will be held at Middleton Cemetery at noon Wednesday.  Services are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home.
     Don Collins was born on April 14, 1921, at Sunny Slope, Idaho to Roy and Nellie Collins.  He was reared and educated at Sunny Slope and Caldwell High School.  On February 17, 1941, he enlisted in the Navy where he served for 21 years until May 31, 1962, at which time he transferred to the Fleet Reserve and retired in February 1971.  During his service in the Navy, Don participated in the African invasion and several campaigns in the Pacific during WWII and the Korean War.  After the war he served in several overseas islands; Guam, Chi Chi Jima, and Hawaii.  During his service he was awarded the Bronze Star, seven good conduct medals and numerous campaign medals.  After leaving the Navy, Don worked for California State Highway Landscaping until October 1969 where he maintained the watering systems and shrubbery suffering a stroke in October 1969, Don moved back to the Caldwell area in 1971, where he retired.  Don married Lorraine P. Wallace May 6, 1977, at Elko, Nevada.  They resided in Caldwell until August 1988 when they moved to their current address in Nampa.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and family gatherings where he was known for his own brand of humor.  His favorite hobby was changing automobiles every year or so and sprucing them up.
     He is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Nampa; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert D. and Lynnette L. Collins of Caldwell; three brothers, Bob and Bert Collins of Caldwell, and Wendell Collins of Caldwell; three sisters, Marguerite Olson of Madras, Oregon, Dorothy and Melvin Miller of Caldwell, and Louise and Doug Endecott of Caldwell; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Annabell Collins.  Don was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the Caldwell elks.
      Memorials may be made to the West Valley Medical Center Hospice Program, 1717 Arlington Ave., Caldwell ID 83605.

     Friends may call at Cloverdale Funeral Home today, Dec. 1, until 6 p.m.


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