ALPINE--A giant of a man has left us. Our precious husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and best friend, Fredrick Lewis Collins, age 65, passed away, surrounded by his family and friends on June 5,1999, following a tractor accident.
He was born on March 17, 1934 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was the oldest of three sons born to Fred and Jennie Collins. He met and fell deeply in love with his sweetheart, Carol Lee Williams, while attending Tempe Union High School. He was very active in sports, playing football in High School and in the Army. He married Carol on October 12, 1955. They were sealed for eternity with their three children in the Mesa, Arizona Temple in January 1965.He was a man who would give all to his family and friends. He was like a dad to several and a best friend to many. He was a Jack of all Trades. He was the former owner of Equi-Tech, Tunex, Jiffy Lube, Cartow, and West Coast Recovery. He was a farmer, a contractor and truck driver. He loved to work with his hands. He was a great teacher. He loved to drive his tractor. He loved his grandchildren with all his heart and they knew it and loved him back.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; his three children, Leann (Shane)Jackson, Bret (Teresa) Collins, Tyler (Teresa) Collins, 19 1/2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and his brother, Ed (Joyce) Collins. He was preceeded in death by his parents and his youngest brother, Ned.
Funeral, Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Alpine LDS Stake Center, 98 E. Canyon Crest Rd. Friends may call at the Wing Mortuary, 118 E. Main, Lehi, Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and at the Church in Alpine, Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Alpine City Cemetery.