March 16, 1949 ~ July 28, 2021
Born in: Dallas, Texas
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado
James Edwin “Dusty” Collins, 72, passed away July 28, 2021. Survived by his wife of 35 years, Florence Ann Laflin Collins; preceded in death by his father, Marshall Dee Collins; mother, Julia Geneva Carroll; sister, Verna Mae Gerbitz Boloson; and brother, Marshall Dee Collins Jr.
James was born March 16, 1949, in Dallas, Texas. He faithfully served his country 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. After his military career, he worked 24 more years for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). James enjoyed motorcycling and was a member of the Iron Butt Association. He was also a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (3 tours in Vietnam), Disabled Veterans of America, Sons of the American Revolution, Honda Road Riders and Virago Owners Club.
There will be no viewing nor services. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com