Maizie Olive Collins

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“to the Family my Condolences ,doing my history came across we are cousins Her father Albert Douglas his,,Brother Willam Thomas is my Grandfather...Read More »
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“She was very friendly and when she came to the bowling alley She would always had a tale to tell. I sure missed seeing her the bowling alley. ”
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“We are so sorry for your loss. She was a neat lady.. We can remember coming to see her and playing Pinochle, and if you tried to cheat, or was...Read More »
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Maizie Olive Collins of Post Falls died Thursday, Dec. 10th at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene. She was 98 years of age. She was born in Monmouth, ME April 25, 1911 and married Irvin S. Collins of Mountain, WI Sept. 15, l927 in Bonners Ferry. Olive's career was a diverse one that included working as a cook in logging camps, truck/bus driver, bullet maker for ammunition depot, waitress, janitor for the Avery School District, and service station operator. She lived in the Bonners Ferry; Aberdeen, WA; Clarkia; Avery; Lewiston; Coeur d'Alene; Moscow and Post Falls communities. She most enjoyed bowling with friends but also liked knitting, playing cards, crocheting, huckleberry picking, story telling, and playing harmonica. Olive and Irvin had five children: Leonard (Rita), Roger (Leona), Joy (RD), James (Ida) and Myrna; 18 grandchildren, multitudes of great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Olive was preceded in death by daughter, Myrna Collins Jan. 7, l937; husband, Irvin Collins Feb. 26, l982; son James Collins Feb. 24, 2002; and son Roger Collins June 11, 2008. She is survived by her son, Leonard (Rita) Collins of Lewiston; daughter Joy Parker of Post Falls and daughter-in-law Ida Collins of Placentia, CA. Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 at The Moscow Cemetery on the Troy highway followed by a luncheon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mountain View and Joseph) in Moscow.

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