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Collins, Leonard “Pud” – Obituary

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Elgin, Oregon

Leonard “Pud” Collins, 83, of Elgin, died Aug. 26, 2002, at Grande Ronde Hospital.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Powwatka Cemetery, north of Wallowa. Loveland Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Mr. Collins was born Sept. 18, 1918, to Jesse Elbert and Mattie Rae Prince Collins in Powwatka Ridge, in Wallowa County. He spent his entire childhood on Powwatka and loved it there. He was a logger all of his life.

In 1945 he moved to Pondosa, and then to Elgin in 1947. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries, family gatherings and his grandchildren.

He is survived by brothers, Roy Collins of Wallowa and Allen Collins of Richland; a sister, Mary Cathcart of Lakeview; two daughters and their families, Susan and Tom Wells of Elgin and Cindy and Ron Noland of Hermiston; stepdaughter, Carol Stimmel and her husband, Bob, of Milton-Freewater; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jack; a stepson, Gary; and a brother, Willard “Bud” Collins.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 30, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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