Juanita Marie Collins

Juanita Marie Collins

Feb 17, 1929 - Aug 30, 2010
Funeral services for Juanita M. Collins of Lander are at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, at the First Baptist Church of Lander. Pastor Scott Engelhart officiates. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church, preceding the funeral service.

Mrs. Collins died on Monday morning, Aug. 30, 2010, at the age of 81.

Juanita Marie Cauthorn was born in Vinita, Okla., on Feb. 17, 1929, the daughter of Jasper James Cauthorn and Blanche Marie (Shipley) Cauthorn. She grew up in Vinita.

She was a housewife, having married Russell Elbert Collins on Jan. 12, 1950, in Vinita, Okla.

The family lived in various Wyoming communities while Mr. Collins worked in road construction. They lived in Dubois for 22 years and in Lander for the past 19 years, where they retired to enjoy the community.

Together, Mr. and Mrs. Collins attended the First Baptist Church of Lander.

Her family said she enjoyed knitting, sewing, spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family, flower gardening, and all types of crafts and handiwork.

Survivors include her husband, Russell Elbert Collins of Lander; a son, Ron Collins and his wife Marcia of Riverton; two grandchildren, Danielle Knaphus and husband John of Green River and Ashlea Davis and husband Chris from Rock Springs; five great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Roy Keith Collins and his wife Joyce of Mountain View; sister, Corrine Johnson and husband Bob of Jones, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Reba Odde of Thermopolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, three brothers, a sister and her daughter, Yolonda “Lonnie” Rich on Feb. 3, 2010.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.