Col. Robert L. Collie, formerly of Corvallis, Ore., and for the past two years a resident of Carson City, Nev., passed away on May 1, 2010, after an adventurous life which began Jan. 2, 1917, on an orchard above Hood River, Ore.
He was born the youngest of a brother (Ross) and two sisters (Dorothy and Janet Axford) to Winfred Ross Collie and Genevieve Alice Peck Collie.
He is an alumnus of Oregon State University.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Collie, July 26, 1995, and daughter, Karen Jane Collie, Sept. 13, 2007.
He is survived by his sons, Michael Ross Collie and his wife, Judy Warren Collie, of Carson City, Nev., and Joseph Patrick Collie and his wife, Gail Frey Collie, of San Jose, Calif.
Robert is also survived by a sister-in-law, Billie Fitzpatrick Balsiger, of Klamath Falls, Ore., and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore., on May 24 at 1:30 p.m. Autumn Funerals and Cremations is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, it was his request that contributions be made to Vista Care (hospice), 1625 E. Prater Way, Building C, Suite 108, Sparks, NV 89434, or a charity of your choice.
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