Collins, Dorothy

Dorothy Collins
Have been held.

Mrs. Dorothy Collins, 84, of Portales died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center.

She was born Oct. 5, 1920, to Nora and Earnest Haragan in rural Oklahoma near Fox. The Haragan family moved to Floyd in 1926. They lived on a neighboring farm with the Collins family. As a teenager, she became acquainted with Lewis Collins and they were married Aug. 7, 1937. They lived in Truth or Consequences for several years, but always considered Portales home. While in T or C, they built rock houses and drove trucks.

Family members said she was an excellent carpenter and cook and enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband. They also liked to can and quilt. Family also said she will be remembered for her homemade pumpkin pies and she and her husband were devoted not only to each other but also to their children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Thelma Gossett, and by her husband, who died Feb. 10, 1979.

She is survived by a son, Danny Collins; a daughter, Lori Collins, two grandchildren, Rebecca and Erica; a great-grandchild, Danielle; two brothers, Willard Haragan of Roswell and Floyd (Jiggs) Haragan of Portales; and a sister, Lou Blevins of Roswell.

Steve Collins will officiate the services.

Honorary pallbearers are all of her nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.