Mrs. Peggy Jean Collins, age 93, of Glendo, Wyoming passed away Friday evening, February 4th, 2022 at Douglas Care Center in Douglas, Wyoming.
Peggy was born Sunday, November 18, 1928 in Gering, Nebraska the daughter of the late John and Fern (Beatty) Duff.
She grew up on farms in the Nebraska panhandle area and Southeast Wyoming. She graduated from Sunrise High School in 1946.
Peggy worked for several government farm agencies in the Douglas, Casper, and Laramie offices. She was a secretary for the Wyoming Wool Growers.
When the Glendo Dam construction was starting to hire, she was the 2nd person hired. She was the secretary for the project and worked very hard to make sure everyone’s checks were correct.
She was an original member of the Glendo Community Church. She enjoyed singing, playing the organ, and helping with church gatherings.
Some of Peggy’s hobbies included gardening, bowling, painting, playing cards, cooking, and swimming. She even water ski’d at the lake.
She was a wonderful homemaker and could make the best homemade chicken noodle soup. Other favorites were her chicken dumplings, pot roasts, and her dinner rolls.
When her husband was away contracting, Peggy would drive tractor, feed cows, or anything else that needed to be done on the farm and ranch
Peggy is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Jay Brooks (Kathy) Collins of Glendo and Larry Martin (Chris) Collins of Glendo; six grandchildren, Cally (Garrett) Lynch of Minot, North Dakota, Lauren Collins of Jackson, Wyoming, Cale Collins of Glendo, Chloe Collins of Glendo, Daniel Collins of Glendo, and David Collins of Glendo; one great grandson, Sawyer Paul Lynch; three half-sisters, Joan Parmeter of Nebraska, Sarah Losey of Iowa, and Dee Fitts of Colorado; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 48 years, Robert Brooks “Buck” Collins, on January 16, 2002; and brother, Martin Duff, on August 23, 2007.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Sunday, February 13, 2022 at the Glendo Community Church in Glendo, Wyoming with Pastor Bennie Hill officiating. Interment will be in the Horseshoe Cemetery near Glendo.
Family and friends may call at the church on Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Lunch will be served immediately following the graveside service at the Glendo Community Church Fellowship Hall.
A memorial to the Glendo Community Church – Window Replacement Fund in her honor, P.O. Box 372, Glendo, Wyoming 82213 would be appreciated by the family.
Serving as pallbearers will be Monte Duff, Mickey Duff, Mike Pexton, Garrett Lynch, Cale Collins, Daniel Collins, David Collins, and Kenny Collins.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com
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