This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dennis Collins, 54, born in 1960 and passed away on July 16, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Joey Presley on July 20, 2015
More condolences than words can express. Rest easy in the home of your dreams, brother. Your brothers and sisters still here will do our best to carry your bright torch you have left us to carry on through the darkness.
Posted by Z3uS © on July 20, 2015
Rest In Peace, We miss you Owen.
Posted by Strudalz ~ on July 20, 2015
There is a passion and love which cannot be expressed with words, the feeling is of love. Though you may be gone, the bond between love and loss, brings not only sadness, but hope and family, a bond for which cannot be broken.
Posted by Jone Pierantonio on July 19, 2015
In loving memory of a special person <3 from Italy all my love and my prayers
Posted by Marcos Wolf on July 19, 2015
What can one say about a life lived in service of your fellow man? Needlessly, selflessly, affectations of sincerity at your brothers and sisters until the moment you are no longer here? It humbles. Plain and simple. Humbles. Rest in peace are in a better place.
Posted by Jessica Harr on July 19, 2015
My fondest memories of Owen was when we argued(indirect mentoring) :') He taught me so much in the few years that I knew him. He inspired many, and mattered to many more. Owen, friend, guide, you were one of very few good human beings. I know you are in a better place. This beer is for you <3
Posted by Brandon Conley on July 19, 2015
A good man he was, we will all miss you Dennis.
Posted by Cogi Cogitabundus on July 19, 2015
Words fail me, we've lost a great friend and a devoted Anon whom always had more time for others than he did himself. Requiescat in pace owen. I guess now you'll finally get a kitten to raise. <3
Posted by Charlie Lance on July 19, 2015
There are some in life you meet, some you just get influenced or inspired from their aura, and some that create subtle ripples that build strength with ever person they pass. His wave will be with us for a long long time gaining more and more strength.
Posted by twelve fuu on July 19, 2015
Times like these rotten my cognitive structure. Owen was a great man, a visionaire, a good soul and a friend. I hope his family have some comfort knowing that he tried very hard to fight injustice in this wicked world and worked for a better future. All my loving, cheers.
Posted by anon Phonemix on July 19, 2015
I have not got to talk so much with owen. The few times he was always present and available. He loved to joke with everyone. Sometimes it was very serious, but his role to "oper" forced him to make tough choices. He was a magnificent man, and even more, a fantastic Anon. Thanks for everything.
Posted by joy mcray on July 19, 2015
Good Bye Owen rest in peace we are friends for ever ever and however condolences to the families
bye italy. Evilulz
Posted by SLRK SLRK on July 19, 2015
Hey owen i never really got to know you but you where faimily of anonymous we loved you very much so and we wish you the best and best regards to your family much love brother you did so much we all love you and your in a better place where ever that is much love, SLRK
Posted by Thanks Owen on July 19, 2015
Thank you owen , you are a awesome guy and i am pleasured that i met such a Awesome person.
Posted by Opportunity Doe on July 19, 2015
Dear owen, I only got the chance to speak to you a few times, but in those moments you left a great impression. You truly we're a man who stood behind what he believes and was determined to keep fighting for these ideals. I hope that you are in a better place now, you were one of the best Anons in existence. Rest in Peace owen
Posted by Zeus One on July 19, 2015
Thank you Owen for all your hard work and sacrifice, you will be greatly missed by the oppressed of this world.
Posted by Gray Sea on July 19, 2015
We feel the loss of Owen
In a world where so many
are dead and dying
Who don't know where they are going
Owen will remain in the hearts
Of the many people whose lives he touched
And make all of us richer for it
Posted by Sherry Hedges on July 19, 2015
Rest in peace brother
Posted by Nix Norelli on July 19, 2015
Owen was the heart and soul of Anon. He is my personal hero, and often the first person I thought about when I awoke. He was brave, kind and as humble as was humanly possible. His wicked sense of humor resonates throughout the cosmos, and will reverberate for ages. He's the real deal - a part of a history that generally remains unwritten - that of the people. Owen, I will miss you, friend. I'm sorry we didn't get to keep our last appointment, but never fear, we will have a blast next time we meet. Much love to you and your family.
Posted by Michel Cécilia on July 19, 2015
Never knew him and he never knew me but he fought for the rights of all of us. Thank you and may peace be upon him and his family.
Posted by rosemary b hayes on July 19, 2015
An awesome soul.He will be missed.
Posted by Sue Crabtree on July 19, 2015
My best friend and the kindest person I have ever known. I will miss you always. You touched my heart and the heart of every person who was fortunate enough to call you friend. I miss you so much, Dennis. I am lost without you. <3
Posted by Susan Watson on July 19, 2015
I had the pleasure to chat with Owen a cpl of times. He fought for all of us, and his courage and spirit lives on. He was special. You will be missed brother. Rest in peace.
Posted by Eva Valencia on July 19, 2015
Dennis, you have made my soul full by doing what you love most. You made so many people's hearts with your love and existence. Thank you for being on this planet and showing us how a good person lives. You are in a better place and I'm glad to see you happen once again. All the love.
Posted by Papa Puff on July 19, 2015
A wonderful soul taken too soon, you was kind, funny and always went out of your way to help others. You are loved by all and will be missed. Peace be with you and your family and friends. Goodbye owen.
Posted by Some faggot on July 19, 2015
RIP - now who will read my PMs? :(
You'll be missed.
Posted by Gregg Jocoy on July 19, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. For our friends, our passing is a terrible burden, but for our family there is no going back nor moving forward. Owen will be forever Owen, and that is a good thing. May the peace which is beyond all understanding be with you always.
Posted by Angel Ybarra on July 19, 2015
Rest well, valiant soul. Your loss will not be in vain. Sincerest condolences to all who had a care for Owen.
Posted by William Zhang on July 19, 2015
May be I never meet you.. but I have friends that does... and you were a great person.. The life is pretty short.. but in that time, people touch others and leave a mark.. you did... a great one.. I share the pain of my friends.. But also you are with God, and that´s because you were a great man.. Bless you and strength your family and friends.

Posted by Anthony Tarrant on July 19, 2015
I didn't know Dennis. But to the family & loved ones of the man movingly eulogised by Stanley Cohen from his cage in a Pennsylvania gulag, I add my deepest condolences to the many others on this site. From a writer who understands the price of dissent. Yours in the rev. Peace. AT.
Posted by jonathan girard on July 19, 2015
Posted by carine Tanagila on July 19, 2015
My best thoughts for family and friends
Rest in peace..Dennis
Posted by Snape Slytherin on July 19, 2015
We traded pics on AnonOps. Owen was a basket of awesome wrapped in a black flag. He was the cat's pajamas, because in his words, Cats are FTW. RIP to an awesome guy.
Posted by Sam Sutherland on July 19, 2015
There truly is not enough that I can ever write down to let you know what an impact you have had on my life. You were a mentor, a friend, and someone who I could lean on. It's been so many years that I've known you, but it feels like just yesterday we were getting started, and I wish we had more time. You accompolished so much. You beat them, you didn't think you could, but you did. I don't know how you managed the strength sometimes, and I admire you for everything you did even until your last moments. I'm sorry I wasn't there for them.

Thank you for everything that you did for me. Wherever you are now I know that it's a better place, somewhere without the pain and the burdens. You left me and many others in a better place than when you found us. Even when you yourself were being tried so harshly by life you still have encouraging words and time for me. May your soul rest in peace and find the happiness you deserve.
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"Owen"- (aka "Iowa") ....fortunately for me, you only lived 2 hours north from me. The short time on this earth that we spent together, have molded how I will live my life forever. Here is to #OP PAYBACK IS A _________ and holding people accountable. ;) .. requiescat .. #V3n0m
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Shared by Gabriella Coleman on July 23, 2015

 Many people don't understand Anonymous. They don't understand that there are people out there, past and present, who have dedicated a significant part of their life building up an infrastructure and idea so that people can take the name and use the resources to fight for a better world. They don't understand that there are strong connections and friendships that get built through these pseudonymous channels and that many individuals take on real risk when they supported various political causes around the world through the banner of Anonymous. Owen was one such core contributor who fervently believed in the idea and egalitarian ethic behind Anonymous and who also worked on building and maintaining the IRC infrastructure so that others could join in and be part of something larger than themselves, so that they could be part of a collective who fights for the right to be obscure. This right embodies a series of defiant, principled refusals; a refusal to allow the state to track its citizens; a refusal to allow corporations to convert personal communications into profit or manipulate their personal desires; a refusal to capitalize off each other’s labor and, especially risks; a refusal, in essence, to prevent a powerful idea—that we are and can be anonymous—from withering away. Before Owne left his body he has done his part to ensure that a powerful idea will remain here with us for at least a while longer. Thank you Owen.


A dear friend and great mentor

Shared by Pidgey Snorelax on July 22, 2015

Iowa (I still prefer that nick) was not only a great friend, but for the last five years has been my mentor as well. As always, he was a very honest, upfront and rough, but always caring and always looking out for me. If it were not for him, I would never have come this far. He inspired me, and helped me develop a curiosity for learning, and improving myself. He did not only teach me about IT, but also about basic things in the world, like respect, willingness to learn and teach, and so on. A lot of people who knew him well know what I'm talking about. Dennis and I had a special kind of relationship. We often called each other "dad" and "son". Though I do have a great father IRL as well, I considered Dennis almost as a second dad.
During the time he was on trial, it was very hard for us to keep in touch, which was a very difficult time. I sent him mails, once in a while. Though he was not allowed to reply, he told me he really appreciated them, and that he always kept an eye on me, through facebook, which we shared a long time before ( stalking much :') ).
Regardless of his snappy behavior and his cynical remarks, he was a caring person, who never had to think twice about spending time and effort caring about his mother, his friends, or the network he had maintained for such a long time.
Owen, my dear friend/mentor/semi-dad, thanks for guiding me, looking out for me, and teaching me. Thanks for all the good times we spent together, you being there for me when I was down, trusting me, even though I was a brat... I wouldn't have come this far if it wasn't for you. I will miss our idle chat and your advice. But you will always be guiding me. It was a shame we never got to meet in real life, even though we were already planning to make it happen. Instead, I, and all your friends from IRC, will raise a glass in memory of you. You shall never be forgotten.

The best friend I ever had

Shared by Sue Crabtree on July 19, 2015

I don't even know where to begin when it comes to my friendship with Dennis.  We talked so often that it all seems to be a big blur at the moment.  I used to jokingly tell people that I was his wife and he would respond "Yeah and the only one I will ever have".  We laughed.  Our son of course was a furry character named elmo.  Dennis and I spent countless hours on the phone and to say I feel so lucky to have known him in such a personal way is an understatement.  We talked about so many things;  his deep love and concern for his mom, his plans for the future, his court case updates and we talked about me.  He told me I'm too emotional, I get my feelings hurt too easily and sometimes he would even snap at me and say "damned women"! lol.  When he was upset, he would send me a message to call him and we would talk and find a way through things.  When he was worried, we worried together.  When he was angry, well then I was angry too.  And when he was having medical problems, I lectured and he ignored me. He was the best friend I've ever had.  So many times we talked about meeting and just talking face to face.  That chance never happened and I regret that so much but I know one thing to be true;  Dennis was always so open with me and me with him, that a face to face moment wouldn't have changed anything other than my one wish and that would be to have hugged him and held him.  Oh Dennis how you made me laugh.  Your online antics kept many of us laughing.  Just last week I kissed him in IRC and he responded with "ewww" lol.  I can't think of all the times he teased me and picked on me for being an "internet dummy" but little did he know, I was smarter than he thought and I did it just so that we could chat together.  Yes, I could not have loved him more if I had been able to give him that hug.  He's right where he belongs and where he's always my heart.  Somehow, with the help of our mutual friends, I will find a way through this and to a place where I smile and laugh each time I think of my dear friend but for now, I'll sit here and know that he is smiling down on me and saying "Ha!  I got you this time"!  We both know what that means.  My friend is not gone and he is not forgotten because I just won't let that happen.  <3 <3 <3