Funeral services for Ada Marian Collins, 93-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away late Tuesday evening, October 16th at her home, will be held Monday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Buffalo with Pastor Bob Moore officiating. Visitation will be held at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, October 28th from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday, October 29th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Mrs. Collins’ memory may be made to the Big Horn Audubon Society, or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Ada Collins was born on March 27, 1919 in a log cabin near Rocky Point, Wyoming to George and Ada Morrow. She grew up in Rocky Point where she attended country school. She went to Campbell County High School in Gillette where she graduated with the class of 1937. After high school she attended the University of Wyoming where she was certified as a teacher. She took a job in a country school in the Pinedale area and later taught at Spotted Horse. She was married on December 21, 1940 in Sheridan to Norman Collins, and they made their home in Arvada where they raised five children. Ada served on the local school board, and was a Scouting and 4-H leader. Norman and his brother Marion operated the Collins Brothers’ Garage in Arvada, and later went into the water well drilling business. Ada and Norman moved to Story in 1968, and after retiring they moved in 1990 to Buffalo. Mr. Collins passed away in April of 1995, and Ada continued living in Buffalo until the time of her death.
She was a member of the Arvada Women’s Club, the Story Women’s Club, the local chapter of the Audubon Society, and the First United Methodist Church. Ada enjoyed sewing, and was a quilter, an accomplished artist, an avid bird watcher, and loved flower and vegetable gardening.
She is survived by four sons and one daughter - Charles Collins of Kaycee; Leslie Collins and his wife JoAnne of White Bear Lake, Minnesota; James Collins of Buffalo; Mary Jo Newton and her husband Rick of Buffalo; and Pat Collins and his wife Marilyn of Cheyenne; and eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, three sisters, a granddaughter Brenda and Brenda’s unborn son Cian Charles.