Eunice Joy Collins
September 25,1933- May 5,2021
Eunice Joy Collins, 87, of Powell, went peacefully to be with Jesus on Wednesday May 5, 2021, at Powell Valley Hospital.
Eunice was born September 25,1933 in Sentinel Butte, North Dakota the daughter of Norman and Ethel Haugse.
Eunice is survived by her son, Jon Collins of Powell, WY, her daughter
Donna (Dan) Logan of Loveland, CO, brother Clayton (Delores) Haugse of Bozeman, MT, sister-in-law Sue (Wilbur) Clark of Helena, MT, along with her 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 3 great grand-dogs.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Collins, daughter Tracy Ann Miller, parents, brother Myron Haugse, and her grandson Jonathan Miller.
Eunice had a passion for learning and teaching. She graduated from Sentinel Butte High School at just 16 years old and went on to study at Dickinson Teacher College to earn her 2 year teaching degree at age 18. Upon graduation she headed to Powell, WY and began teaching 1st grade at Parkside Elementary School. She was wed to Donald Collins on April 18th, 1954.
Eunice resided in Powell for 69 years, with a majority of those years living on N. Absaroka St. Eunice was a loving wife, mother, and grandma fondly known as Grandma "Nuni” and a friend to everyone she ever met.
Eunice was always learning and sharing with anyone she came into contact with. She never knew a stranger and loved to chat and visit. She was an avid reader and sports fanatic. She enjoyed journaling, a good cup of coffee, the Colorado Rockies, phone calls with family and friends, and playing bridge with friends.
She was the Director of the Powell Senior Citizens for many years and upon her retirement she was devoted to caring for her son, Jon.
Eunice had a deep faith and love for Jesus and she would remind us often to always ‘trust in the Lord’ completely. Her family and friends were very important and special to her, she was always taking the time to call and write to each of them.
Services will be held Saturday May 29,2021 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, in Powell, Wyoming. Internment will be at the family plot and then back to the church for a light lunch and sharing stories and memories of Eunice.
Gifts or donations may be sent to charity of choice the Powell Manor or First United Methodist Church.