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Bridget Collins

May 5, 2011 by

Bridget Collins, 90, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in her home.
She was born July 5, 1920 in Bawnmore, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland to Catherine (Kiely) Griffin and John Griffin.
On Jan. 6, 1949, Bridget and he bother Jim Grffin, arrived in Plush to work at the Kiely Ranch. It was the first time they had seen snow. It was also one of the coldest days in history! While attending an Irish dance she met he future husband, John Collins. They were wed in 1954. She raised four daughters in Lakeview. In 1982 she joined her husband living in various places within Washington and Oregon. They settled in Shady Cove in 1998.
She enjoyed canning and gardening She was famous for her applesauce muffins and love of flowers. Bridget touched many hearts with her warm laugh, smiling Irish eyes, soft pat of her hand and warm heart.
Bridget was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Willie , Jim and Sean; sisters Mary and Kitty.
Bridget is survived by her husband John Collins; daughters Kathleen Collins and Eileen Collins of Shady Cove, Nora Collins of Dundee; daughter and son-in-law Bridget (Breda) and Bob Ardissono of Bothell, Wash.; grandsons Amos Collins of Vancouver, Wash, Levi Collins of Portland, Johnny and Bobby Ardissono of Bothell Wash; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Shady Cove on Thursday, June 2. Interment followed on Friday, June 3, at Sunset Cemetery in Lakeview.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Renovation Fund for Our lady of Fatima Church, Catholic Charities, or a charity of your choice.
Dorothy Mae Todd
Dorothy Mae Todd, 92, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend passed away at Lake District Hospital on Sunday, June 12, 2011.
Dorothy was born to Clark and Mattie Ellis on Aug. 23, 1918 in Morehead, Kansas. She was the seventh of seven children. She grew up in Morehead on the family farm and graduated from Morehead High School in 1936.
She migrated to California in 1937 and was married to Edward Glen Blake in December 1942 at Port Hueneme, Calif.
She lived in Southern California until 1984 when she moved to New Pine Creek. She moved to Lakeview in 2008.
Dorothy was a career meat cutter and had worked at her trade for a number of years before retiring from Safeway Stores.
She was preceded in death by her husband; six siblings; granddaughter Shelly Laszik and great-grandchildren Frankie Sinsun and Erica Lynn Wilkinson.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Ann and Kenneth Turkle of Crescent City, Calif. and Edie and John Laszik of New Pine Creek; Grandchildren Deborah Wilkinson, Lisa Turkle-Phelps, Kenneth Turkle, Donald Laszik, Jackie Calderon and Michael Laszik; great-grandchildren Cody Wilkinson, Chelsey Wilkinson, Jordan Phelps, Layne Turkle, Riley Turkle, Tommy Laszik, April Laszik, Brandon Laszik, Steven Batey, Naomi Laszik and Zachariah Calderon; great-great-grandchildren Madalyn Rene Johnson and Skyler James Laszik.
A graveside service will be held at the New Pine Creek Cemetery on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. Following the service a luncheon will be served at the Pine Creek Cabins. Visitation will be Friday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Desert Rose Funeral Chapel.
Contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Lake County Search and Rescue, 513 Center St., Lakeview 97630, New Pine Creek Cemetery Fund, 928 Millview, Lakeview 97630, American Diabetes Association, 380 SE Spokane St. #110, Portland 97202 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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