Vernon Neal Collins
August 16, 1928 ~ June 16, 2013
Vernon passed away at his home in Manson, WA surrounded by his loving family and wife of 65 years. He was always working in the orchard raising apples and his three boys. His passion was always to own an orchard and, due to his father-in-law who helped him get started, he was able to live his dream. Along the way, came three boys and their lovely families. Manson was their home, but they also had a second home in Lake Havasu City, AZ, thus becoming snowbirds. In his later years, he learned to play golf, which became his second passion, after his family.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Manson; two brothers, R.E. of Springdale, AK and Elby of Wenatchee, WA; two sons, Dwight Collins (Marie) of Chelan, and Mike Collins (Rhonda) of Chelan; six grandchildren, Matthew Collins (Kayla) of Elk Grove, CA, Mandy Avery (Jeremy) of Chelan, Casey Collins (Alison) of Centennial, CO, Shane Collins (Melissa) of Manson, Shannon Collins Barnes (Joshua) of East Wenatchee, WA, and Lisa Collins of Chelan; and nine
great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry “Bear” Collins; two brothers; and two sisters.
Services were held Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the North Shore Bible Church in Manson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Guild E and send it in care of Dorothy Collins at 163 Division Street, Manson, WA 98831. Services have been entrusted to Precht Rose Chapel, Chelan.