Glenys Delene Collins
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 17, 1941
  • Place of birth:
    Timberlake, South Dakota, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 7, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Henderson, Nevada, United States
"God bless he who invented sleep" Glenys, senior yearbook 1960
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Glenys Collins, 72, born on August 17, 1941 and passed away on June 7, 2014.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Caralyn Zierke on 8th June 2017


This tribute was added by Caralyn Zierke on 17th August 2016

"Happy Birthday, sweet lady!!!!   I will miss you and love you forever and forever......"

This tribute was added by Bernadette Kalua-Fuerte on 18th August 2015

"Happy heavenly birthday my dear friend, miss your smile and laughter and great conversations.  Our street is not the same without you, forever in my heart."

This tribute was added by Caralyn Zierke on 17th August 2015

"Happy Birthday, Glenys!  I miss you!  You were a wonderful person and have left all of us feeling lost without you!  Love you always, I miss our calls soooo much!  Love, Sue"

This tribute was added by jan collins on 7th June 2015

"I remember thinking a long time ago that it was impossible to have a love that is absolute and all encompassing—an unconditional love—a love that transcends all else. I have found it with my Mother. I am at a loss of words to describe my Mother. My mother was everything to me… teacher, my counselor my cheerleader, my caretaker; but most of all, my best friend. On June 7 , Mom made her transition into spirit. I cannot even explain my feelings of loss….never has anything hurt this bad. Not a moment goes by that she is not in my thoughts, and I just wish I could’ve held her one more time and told her how much she meant to me, how much I love her. I know this love as beautiful, as powerful, and as strong. It is a love that is all accepting, without conditions or limitations or prejudices.

                     It’s an unknown turning point
                     There’s fear everywhere
                     Everything appears foggy
                     In a moment something is lost
                     The sky is pale
                     Breath is frigid
                     Shadows had separated from body
                     In a moment something is lost
                     Breath flows haltingly
                     Body feels like it’s been peeled
                     On broken dreams, Your world survives
                     O! light of the God
                     Tell me where are You hidden
                     O! light of the God
                     Don’t take Your gaze away from us.
                          (source:unknown )

"Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.”  — Lamartine

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. If you were once connected with someone, does it make sense that the connection is broken just because of a physical death? No, the connection stays. You may just have to listen differently. You may just have to talk differently. The truth is that the connection is never broken. It’s quite impossible to break the most powerful connection in the universe. As long as you exist, the connection stays. Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. My mother is always in mind; forever in my heart. “The life of the dead is placed in the heart of the living.” (Cicero). Forever in this heart of mine, an everlasting bond, you’ll stay, until we meet again someday.

                    They say memories are golden
                     Well maybe that’s true
                     But I never wanted memories
                     I only wanted you.

                     A million times I’ve needed you
                     A million times I’ve cried
                     If love alone could have saved you
                     You never would have died.

                     In life I loved you dearly
                     In death I love you still
                     In my heart you hold a special place
                     No one could ever fill.

                     If tears could build a staircase
                     And heartache build a lane
                     I’d walk the path to heaven
                     And bring you back again.

                     To hear your voice, to see your smile
                     To sit and talk with you awhile
                     To be with you the same old way
                     Would be my fondest wish today                                                                                 (anonymous)

“You know that place between asleep and awake, where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I will always think of you.”  —Tinkerbell

                     Mom when they said you were going to die
                     I refused to believe it could be true.
                     How could I allow myself to even
                     Imagine saying goodbye to you.

                     Mom you were an Angel here on earth
                     I learned so very much from you.
                     You were so gentle and so kind your
                     Smile would always see me through.

                     You taught me how to love unconditionally
                     And how to be my very best in all I do.
                     You gave your all to God and your family
                     Never once stopping to think about you.

                     You were more than a mother you were my
                     Best friend and a great listener too.
                     Oh how I miss our special talks, and
                     All the fun things we used to do.

                     Mom I can never say goodbye to you,
                     Because I could never bear the pain.
                     Instead I say I love you Mom
                     Until we meet again.

"To have been loved so deeply even though the person who loved us is gone will give us some protection forever.”  —J.K. Rowling."

This tribute was added by Melissa Beth Rowe on 21st January 2015

"I will miss her laughter and humor. She was zany and tough like no one else. I still tell people she was the best boss I could have started my work career with. You did it right or you redid it. I think all young people should have learned how to work form her plus how to laugh."

This tribute was added by Leeshelia Perrigo on 14th October 2014

"Though it has Been years since i have seen Glenys i will always have some of the best Memories of a lifetime going home To South Dakota
and Being put straight to work. I was young, i was a goof , But we always laughed. The kids will always remember Auntie Gleny's and share memories to this day. I wish she could have meet my youngest but im sure shes watching over all of us with that beautiful smile and Laughing at the craziness that goes on."

This tribute was added by Lila Bratager on 21st August 2014

"Well here it is Kari's 38th birthday and I will always remember the baby shower that Glenys and My daughter Tanya set up for me on Glenys's birthday. It was the only one I ever had, even with all my other kids. I missed not being able to give or even send her the annual card that reminded her she was SO MUCH older than I. a Whole 3 MONTHS. Its hard to believe from now on I will always be older than her. She really was always younger in mind and soul than I was. How else could she encourage food fights in a home that she would have to clean up. Such a heart for life. She should have been President, she would have put the world in its place and NO BODY would dare deny her the right to declare LOVE, PEACE AND FUN."

This tribute was added by Lila Bratager on 22nd June 2014

"Hope this is not too late. computer was in the shop.
I miss your Mom every time I pass Anderson road, I was so glad she had time to be down there with all her kids, but now I can't even give her a call and hear her voice. She will be Missed by so Many here in the Rapid City Area. She was so many things to so many people. It was a great 46 years since I met your family. The thirst is the greatest when the well goes dry. As much as we all miss her, I know her family will miss her the most."

This tribute was added by will collins on 21st June 2014

"It's not the things that can be bought that are life's richest treasure,
     It's just the little heart gifts that money cannot measure...
     A cheerful smile, a friendly word, a sympathetic nod
     Are priceless little treasures from the storehouse of our God...
     They are the things that can't be bought with silver or with gold,
     For thoughtfulness and kindness and love are never sold...
     They are the priceless things in life for which no one can pay,
     And the giver finds rich recompense in giving them away.
     And who does more good for others that everyone else can't
     Than my understanding, kind and wise and selfless, loving Aunt..
--- We loved our Aunt very much.  
     Her sentimentality and magnificent sense of humor will be missed most of all!  
--- The Collins Clan - Henderson, NV   <> <> <> <> <>"

This tribute was added by Caralyn Zierke on 18th June 2014

"I never met anyone who did more for so many.  From shopping for, to  playing cards with, to telling wild jokes, to being there for anyone who needed love and encouragement during good times and not so good times.  Those of us who knew Glenys were very blessed. She will be sorely missed by anyone who knew her.  Jan, Laurie, and grandchildren you will have so many pleasant memories.  As you know she was the best.  

Linda Dahlke"

This tribute was added by Caralyn Zierke on 12th June 2014

"It is hard to believe that we will never hear your laughter again.
You have left this earth and winged your way to a special place. Sleep well my friend, we will remember you always. Art and Marlene"

This tribute was added by Darla Haberman on 11th June 2014

"The disbelief and shock we feel will fade with time, but our love and memories will continue on...we are so very sorry, Jan & Lori, and send our sincerest condolences.  And hugs.  Dave & Darla"

This tribute was added by Caralyn Zierke on 10th June 2014

"Oh, my dear sweet friend, there aren't any words at all to describe how much I miss you.  You have been a part of my life as long as my kids have and through the years the things we have been able to share are just unbelievable.  I feel like I am not a whole person anymore, without you to call and visit.  I have some good pictures, somewhere, to share with everyone, as soon as I locate them I will get them on here.  I will love you and miss your forever!"

This tribute was added by kelly ramirez on 10th June 2014

"My heart is breaking for you all...Your mom was never without a smile and laugh.  She loved you very much.  As you love her.  I know you are hurting and wish I could ease your pain. I pray your hearts heal quickly and soon your tears will turn to the same smiles and laughter that your mom was able to give.  My love to you all..."

This tribute was added by ann striefel on 9th June 2014

"Aunt Glenys always made time for us even thou there were so many of us at our house.  She made you feel special.  Jan and Lori, I am so sorry for your loss.  May she fly with the angels."

This tribute was added by deb henrikson on 9th June 2014

"Jan and Lori , I am so sorry to hear about your mom she was a great lady. She had such a sense of humor and could always make you laugh.
You are in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Gail Roller on 9th June 2014

"Glenys  was the wonderful, fun mom that you could laugh at a dirty joke with, who would tell it like it is and always had a smile.    Loved coming to Howard Johnsons for a coke when she was working there.  Just a super fun person to be around!!   Always laughed in the presence of  Glenys.    It was great to see her love for her husband, daughters: Jan and Lorie and for her grandchildren.    A great part of my childhood."

This tribute was added by Denise Sacry on 9th June 2014

"Aunt Glenys, you brought so much happiness to everyone around you with that big smile and contagious laugh.  You left us way to soon, but I am sure you are in Heaven having lots of fun with your family.  I remember coming to Rapid City for the summer for school shopping and it was some of the best times, from food fights to staying up all night playing cards.   I love and miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Renae Woods on 9th June 2014

"Glenys you will be missed. We all loved coming to your house or couldn't wait for you to get to our's. Every time I was around you I had lots of laughs. Laura and I laughed so hard when you went into the bank to see if they Had a coin counter and you came back out to get us and you went to the wrong car. I laughed so hard that day. Whenever I go to rapid I go by that bank and I start to laugh. Love you so much. till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Diane Degenstein on 9th June 2014

"For Dear Aunt Glenys  I chose a candle to represent how you lit up a room when you entered with your infectious smile and totally whacked out sense of humor.  Children gravitated to you like flies to sugar.  When times are tough, you are strong as steel.  I was very blessed to have in my life and more blessed to be extended part of your family.  Oh my, how busy the angles (and Grandma and Grandpa) must be keeping you, Uncle Bob, and your brothers and sisters "angelic"!  Until we meet again, keep the drinks cold and the cards shuffled!"

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