Kimberlee “Kim” MaeAnn Wickman Collins, of Hood River, Ore., passed away Feb. 14, 2010, at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center of The Dalles, Ore., with family by her side. Kim was born May 30, 1963, in Reno, Nev., to Hershal and Francis Hammond and was only 46 years of age at the time of her death.
Services are planned for 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at Anderson’s Tribute Center. Oscar Stenberg III will officiate her services. Graveside rites will follow on Monday at Idlewilde Cemetery.
Kim was born in Reno but grew up in Portland and graduated from Marshall High School in 1979. She continued her education and became a CNA and worked in assisted living and nursing homes in Hood River.
In her childhood she enjoyed spending time with her best friends, Sherri and Nancy, who were also by her side when she passed.
On Sept. 6, 2008, Kim married Don Collins at Tollbridge Park in Mount Hood, Ore. Although their time together was too short they enjoyed each other’s company and enjoyed their trips to the beach, camping and spending time with their grandchildren.
Kim is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband, Don Collins, of Hood River; three children, Gene Austin and his wife, Keala, of Marysville, Wash., Brandon Austin, of Vancouver, Wash., and Harley Parkki and her husband, Will, of Hood River; grandchildren Sean, Carter, Austin and Riley; two sisters, Kerri Hammond, of Portland, Ore., and Kandy Blanc and her husband, Greg, of Pendleton, Ore.; and other distant family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to sign the family guest book.
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