Graveside services for Ira Collins, 74, of Parma, who died
Thursday, July 17, at a Boise hospital of natural causes, will
be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Parma Cemetery.
The Rev. Nixon Knight of the Fist Baptist Church of Boise will
officiate. Services are under the direction of Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mr. Collins was born march 21, 1912, at Willow Springs,
Mo., to Henry and Theresa Harris Collins. He was raised
at Willow Springs and came to the Parma area in 1936, where he
worked on various farms in the area.
He married Rosetta Seiber in 1937. She died in
He later married Agnes Ashcraft in 1961 in Caldwell.
They moved to Donnelly in 1969, where he was a ditch rider for
several years. They returned to Parma in February of
1986, where they have since resided.
He is survived by his wife of Parma; a son, Ralph
Collins of Parma; two daughters, Anna Eveland of Nampa and
Vickie Schulkoski of Island Park, Idaho; two stepsons, Dean
Ashcraft of Springville, Utah, and Don Ashcraft of Donnelly; a
stepdaughter, Alice Ashcraft of McCall; two sister, Sarah
Scarborough of Willow Springs and Edith Moore of California;
nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.