|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1916|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 2002|
South Dakota, USA
SPEARFISH - Funeral services for Orpha Collins, 85, Spearfish, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lead, S.D., with
Orpha was born April 17, 1916, at Duncombe, Iowa, the daughter of Harley R. and Ellen Mae (Meyers) Scovel.
As a small child she moved with her family to Dalzell, S.D., later moving to Elm Springs and then to New Underwood. She married Martin Collins on June 2, 1936, and they made their home in Grizzly Gulch and raised 11 children there.
Following Martin's death, Orpha moved to Lead in 1990, where she helped with the Collins House Bed and Breakfast. As her health began to fail she moved to the Serenity Corner in Spearfish, then to Sturgis for a time before entering the Kirkwood Manor in Deadwood and then to the Dorsett Health Care Facility. Her daughter Ellen was a constant caregiver for her.
Orpha loved baseball and was an avid Cubs fan.
She is survived by her children, James M. Collins, N.C., Carolyn (Charles) Davis, Lead, S.D., Gary H. Collins, Calif., Margaret (Cameron) Rinegar, Belle Fourche, S.D., Jack L. (Ramona) Collins, Spearfish, S.D., Allen F. (Dugan) Collins, Lead, S.D., Jean Collins, Colo., Joan Collins (Bob) Blinderman, Colo., Ellen (Les) Erikson, Lead, S.D., Kathleen (Brian) Veltman, Wash., and Jane (Duane) Stall, Sioux Falls, S.D.; a brother, Orville Scovel of Sturgis, S.D.; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Martin, in 1989; a grandson, Shane Ommen in 1989; two sisters, Vada Hamling and Millie Hinzman; and three brothers, Merle, Glenn and Kenny Scoval.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Carlsen & Aldinger Funeral Home in Spearfish.
1920 United States Federal Census about Orpha Scovel
Name: Orpha Scovel
Birth Year: abt 1917
Home in 1920: Township 5, Meade, South Dakota
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Harley Scovel
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's name: May Scovel
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Neighbors: View others on page
Harley Scovel 41
May Scovel 39
Glen Scovel 9
Merl Scovel 8
Mildred Scovel 7
Vada Scovel 6
Kenneth Scovel 5
Orville Scovel 3
Orpha Scovel 3
Harley R Scovel (1878 - 1943)
Ellen M Scovel (1880 - 1969)
Martin Hubert Collins (1908 - 1989)
Mountain Lawn Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Maintained by: Ellen Bishop
Originally Created by: Beth.Bailey
Record added: Nov 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100879288