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Laura (Fleck) Collins

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Birth Date: 1894
Death Date: April 28, 1944
Age at Death: 49


Robert Collins

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: River View Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Minturn, Colorado
Mortuary Name: Burdge Mortuary


Eagle Valley Enterprise page 1 - May 5, 1944
Prominent Minturn Woman Called by Death.
Mrs. Laura Collins, prominent Minturn business woman, passed away at the Porter hospital in Glenwood Springs on Friday, Apr. 28. Mrs. Collins was thought to be successfully recovering from an operation performed about two weeks previous, when complications set in which resulted in her sudden death. Her son, Bobby, was at her bedside at the time of her death. Mrs. Collins' two daughter, Amy Biggs and Marjorie Eastin have been in Minturn since their mother's operation, coming from their homes on the West Coast.
Mrs. Collins was a daughter of the late Mack Fleck, one of the pioneers of the county, and one of the county's first sheriff officers, and she has spent all her life in Eagle county. Since her husband's Robert Collins, death several years ago, she has most successfully conducted the business which he left, the Minturn drug store. She had a wide circle of friends over the county who were greatly shocked at her death, as it was generally thought that she was successfully recovering from the operation, and would be able to come home within a few days.
Funeral services were held in Minturn Thursday afternoon, and burial was made in the Minturn cemetery. Besides her daughters and son, she is survived by several sisters, among them Mrs. Bertha Walters of Red. Cliff.
Death Claims Mrs. Laura Collins of Minturn, Friday.
The death of Mrs. Laura COLLINS, resident of Minturn, was revealed this morning, she died succeeding a major operation at Porter's hospital in this city. Mrs. Collins, who was well known by many in Glenwood Springs, had been a patient the past two weeks. At the time of her death she was 49 years, nine months and 17 days old, being born in Avon, Colo., in 1894. She owned and operated the confectionery store in Minturn the past several years preceding her death.
Mrs. Collins is survived by her son Robert F. Collins, and two daughters. Final rites will be conducted at the Masonic Temple in Minturn, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Minturn cemetery. The J. I. Burdge Funeral Home of this city will be in charge of the services.

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