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Patrick Howard Collins, 48, of Seaside and formerly of La Grande and Union, died Nov. 19 in Seaside. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at Coastline Christian Fellowship Church in Olney. Prior to the service, visitation will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria.
Mr. Collins, known as Pat, was born Sept. 11, 1958, in Waterbury, Conn., to Theodore M. and Mary E. Brooks Collins. He grew up and was educated in Anaheim, Calif. In 1974 he moved to Clatsop County and began a career in the drywall business with a brother-in-law.
On May 11, 1983, he married Diana I. Pender in Warrenton.
In the early 1990s he and his family moved to Eastern Oregon, where he continued his construction business and worked for McReynolds Cabinets and Pine Eagle Freight Lines in La Grande.
The family moved to Union in 1992 and lived there until 2001, at which time they returned to Clatsop County. They made their home in Seaside, where he owned his own company, Pat Collins Construction.
He was a member of and served as a deacon at the Bread of Life Fellowship Church in La Grande, and was a member of the Coastline Christian Fellowship Church in Olney.
He will be remembered as a hard-working person, devoted to his wife and family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to amusement parks, walking on the beach, camping, water-skiing and fishing. He loved the early morning hours and watching falling stars.
Survivors include his wife, Diana of Seaside; children and their spouses, Cherrisse Pedro of southern California, Katrena and William Smith of Hoquiam, Wash., Gena and A.J. Duryea of Astoria and Malena Collins, Leesha Collins, Nena Collins, Brandon Collins, Briana Collins, Alena Collins, Megann Collins and Judah Collins, all of Seaside; parents, Mary Collins Jenkins and J.P. Jenkins Jr. of Warrenton; siblings and their spouses, Addy and Gary Heiner, Carl and Beverly Collins and Timothy and Debra Collins, all of Maui, Hawaii, Theodore and Lynnada Collins of Sheridan, Harold and Leah Collins of Vancouver, Wash., Patrick and Natalie Jenkins of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., James P. III and Darla Jenkins of Warrenton and Gayla and Dana Mebus of Los Flores, Calif.; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
Memorials may be made to the Pat Collins Memorial Fund in care of Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria 97103.
The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending Nov. 25, 2006, Published: November 25, 2006.