Published in The Goldendale Sentinel - December 3, 1964, Page 1
[Copied from original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]
Former Goldendale Pioneer Passes Away
"Funeral Services for Laura S. Collins, 76, who died November 28, was held at Smith Callaway Chapel, The Dalles at 1 p.m. Wednesday with services in
charge of the Rev. E. Ernest Tayler, rector of St. Paulís Episcopal church, followed by rites of the Order of Eastern Star by members of Columbia Lodge 33, The Dalles.
Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Goldendale.
Born August 30, 1888, at Altoona, Pa., she was married to Clark William Cain December 27, 1906 and the family moved to Goldendale 54 years ago. Cain died in April, 1919, and she married
Dr. Frank H. Collins of Goldendale in 1927. After his death in March of 1935 she moved to The Dalles next year and took a position with the state hospital.
Mrs. Collins retired in August, 1958 as a nurse at Eastern Oregon Tuberculosis hospital in The Dalles, converted a few months later to the present Columbia Park State Home. She had come
to the institution in September of 1936 to serve as one of the nurses for a daughter, then a patient, and remained on.
Presently serving as secretary of Wasco County Chapter, American Red Cross, she had been active in many projects. While still living in Goldendale, she served as president of the state
American Legion Auxiliary, and was a past president of the Auxiliary of Louis Leidl post in Goldendale.
A member of many fraternal orders, she was past worthy matron of Columbia Chapter, OES, past worthy high priestess of Gaspar Shrine of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, past royal matron of
Oregon Trail Court No. 30 of the Order of the Amaranth, past president of The Dalles Business & Professional Womenís Club and in Goldendale a past noble grand of Leah Rebekah Lodge.
She was a member in The Dalles of St. Paulís Episcopal church.
Surviving are two daughters. Mary Cain of The Dalles and Mrs. Esther Von Klein of Eugene; a son, Clark W. Cain Jr., of Tacoma, and eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in
death by one son, Frederick Cain, two brothers and four sisters."