April 23, 1930 ~ December 4, 2003

Born in: Boone, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Melvin W. Collins, 73, passed away December 4, 2003. Survived by his wife, Naomi; children, Kathleen (Jim) Rusick, San Antonio, Texas, Nancy (Ken) Waldenmeyer, Pueblo West, Buddy Collins, Pueblo and Judy (Edward) Velasquez, Pueblo; brother, Charles (Joyce) Collins, Pueblo; 8 grandchildren; his beloved pets, Jeffrey, Chuko and 3 cats. Melvin served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from C.F.& I. in 1992. There will be no viewing. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Dave Smith officiating and Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Worship Center through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

Memories Timeline


  1. My Dear Friend,

    Through your journey of grief,
    May you recognize the footprints of God in the sand when you are tired, weak, and overwhelmed with sadness.

    Although God, and only God, is powered to provide you with the strength and hope crucial in the mending of sorrow, remember I will always be here to listen.


  2. Naomi,

    I’m sorry for your sadness, which is understandable when loosing a mate who you shared most of your life with.

    Being a reserved man who shied away from the social light, I am honored that he as well as you were comfortable in coming to my home and sharing the holidays with me and my family over the past few years.

    Now, God has invited Melvin to His home to celebrate a feast only prepared in heaven and served at the table of eternal life.


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