Marion Lenora Collins

33_OBIT_collins---webMemorial service for Marion Lenora Collins were held Saturday, August 13, 2016, at High Plains Community Church in Gillette, Wyoming, with Pastor Dan Morgan officiating. Lenora Collins, 94, of Cheyenne, Wyoming and more recently Moorcroft, Wyoming, died Aug 6, 2016, at the Memory Care Unit of Pioneer Manor in Gillette.

She was born September 20, 1921, in Alva, Wyoming to Harold and Marion Wells. She married Wilford Collins on June 10, 1939, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She was a member of North Christian Church in Cheyenne, Rebekahs in Sundance and American Legion Auxiliary in Hulett. She enjoyed boating, water-skiing, camping, fishing and riding motorcycles with her husband of 69 years. He preceded her in death on January 28, 2008.

A woman full of life, love, and compassion, she offered her life here as a service to everyone around her. She is now reunited with Wilford and enjoying eternity with her Savior. We will miss her laugh and her passion for the things of God. She modeled loving the family, serving the community, gratitude in everything and standing for what she believed in.

She is survived by son, Terry (Dottie) Collins of Windsor, Colorado; two daughters, Lorna Dee (Neal) Gray of Moorcroft and Lynn LaRue (Terry) Bray of Dayton, Nevada; two sisters, Rose Zella (Dick) Proctor of Sundance, Wyoming and JoeDee Shellenberger of Billings, Montana; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jr. Wells; two sisters, Cleo Bear and Shirley Leger.

Memorials can be made in Lenora’s name to Alva Community Cemetery that held a special place in Lenora’s heart. Memorials and condolences may also be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may be expressed online at