Reta Arleta Collins died April 23, 2019, surrounded by family, at the age of 79.
Reta was born on Sept. 29, 1939, to Arnold and Valeria Cammock Lawler in Meeteetse.
She met the love of her life, Harvey F. Collins and they were married on Aug. 30, 1958. To this marriage three children were born: George Collins (Linda) of Herriman, Utah, Karen Wilson (Larry) in Corpus Christi, Texas and Darell Collins (Anita) in Crescent City, Calif.
Harvey and Reta left Meeteetse in 1976 and started working on ranches. They worked for Nancy Draper until retirement in 2010. At that time they moved to Pompeys Pillar, Mont.
Reta and Harvey helped start the Pompeys Pillar Chapel in their home. As the church started to grow, they moved the church to the fire hall in Pompeys Pillar.
In October of 2018 Harvey and Reta moved one last time. This time they traded the mountains and snow for ocean and rain, to live with their son Darell and his wife Anita in Crescent City.
Reta was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey, of 60 years; their three children; five sisters: Joyce, Janet, Sharon, Isabell and Susan; 2 brothers: John and Charlie; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be May 24, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Valley Cemetery, 3629 Southfork Road, Cody. A luncheon will follow at Cody Bible Church.
The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, memorials in the name of Reta Collins can be made to Pompeys Pillar Chapel Missions, P.O. Box 101, Chapel Warden, MT, 59088, or a memorial of your choice.