Naomi C. Collins, 74, born July 4, 1936, in Chicago, Ill., passed away Feb. 12, 2011. Survived by her children, Kathleen (James) Rusick of San Antonio, Texas, Melvin W. Collins Jr. Of Pueblo, Nancy Waldenmeyer of Pueblo West and Judy (Ed) Velasquez of Pueblo; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and special friend, Nancy Jones of Milwaukee, Wis. Preceded in death by her husband, Melvin W. Collins on Dec. 4, 2003; and her brother, Edward Johnston. Special thank you to Frontier Hospice, Columbine Chateau and Chery Lucero for the care they gave Naomi. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church, 3939 W. Pueblo Blvd., with the Rev. Delores Shortridge officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to PAWS, St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church or Alzheimer's Association through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. I love you Mom!
    Until the time comes for me to leave this world, you will always be with me and in my heart. I love you Mom! I will miss you dearly!
    Love, Kathy

  2. I met Naomi when I was 8 and she was 6. It was wartime, but we kids had a wonderful childhood. I lost track of her after her family moved away four years later. We reconnected by email in 2001 and emailed each other every day. I will miss her, but I cherish the years we regained as long distance friends. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

  3. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. ~ Romans 14:8

    Your memory will live in our hearts forever. You will be greatly missed.

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