Dorothy Dolores Collins
Dorothy Dolores Collins, 97, was taken on the wings of an angel on Feb. 8, 2011 from Sonoma.
Born to Charles and Esther Ferguson on Oct. 11, 1913, in St. Louis, Mo. She came to California with her brother Lester. Dorothy worked for a short time at Macy's, but spent most of her time as mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, a position in life she treasured. Family above and beyond all was the most sacred thing to her.
Dorothy enjoyed the numerous friends she had throughout the years, playing Bingo, gardening, her cats and dogs and talking about all the different things that had come and gone through her life. She loved watching old movies.
Dorothy was survived by her daughters-in-law, Danise Collins, of Sonoma; Maryann Crique, of Coarsegold; and Kay Hastings, Redding; grandchildren, Greg Collins (Stephanie), Sonoma, Kristi Collins Beeson (T.J.), Cloverdale, Scott Young, Wyoming, Leslie Grady (Michael), England, Roger and Craig Young, Redding; great-grandchildren, Amara and Jake Collins, Sonoma, Nicholas Beeson, Cloverdale, Justin and Jason Young, Wyoming, Daniel, Shawn, Samantha and Michael Grady, England, and three great-great-grandchildren. All who love her will miss her dearly, and she will forever live in our hearts. Heaven has gotten a new angel and she will always watch over us.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Esther Ferguson; brothers, Lester and Charles Ferguson; husbands, Edward Young and Paul Collins; sons, Lester and John Young and Ray Collins.
At her request there will be no service.
Cremation under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel.
A private interment will be held at Mt. Tamalpias Cemetery in San Rafael.