Peggy Joanne Collins

    Peggy J. Collins, of Laramie died on October 18, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Rock River, Wyoming.  Peggy was born on October 14,1934 to Owen and Esther Hays in Laramie, Wyoming.  She was raised and attended school in Laramie, where she met and married Darrell Collins in 1951 and had seven children, five boys and two girls.

 After divorcing in 1976 she went on to work at the University of Wyoming in the physical plant department as a custodian, where she retired after 26 years of service.  Peggy loved hunting, camping and spending time with her family at her family cabin in Foxborough. In 2017, due to medical issues, she moved from Laramie to Rock River to live with her daughter and son in law, Cathy and Kevin Leslie. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching her many programs but truly loved and cherished just spending time with her children and family.  She will always be remembered as a loving, caring and dedicated mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, whom will be forever missed and loved by all that knew her.

 Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Esther Hays and her beloved son Roy Collins of Laramie.  

She is survived by her children, Mike Collins (Patty Rae) of Gillette, Wy; Craig Collins (Michelle) of Douglas, Wy; Patt Collins (Donna) of Laramie, Wy; Steve Collins of Gillette, Wy; Cathy Leslie (Kevin) of Rock River, Wy; Lori Guffey (Troy) of Lexington, TN; brother, Rick Hays of Laramie, WY; two nieces, Abby Huston (Cam) of Wheatland, Wy; Jill Collins (Mike Otto) of Greeley, CO; 15 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren plus many friends and loved ones.

 Memorial service will be held Saturday October 24, 2020 at 11:00 am at Montgomery Stryker Funeral Home, 2133 East Rainbow Avenue, Laramie Wy.  

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Condolences (9)

  • Anonymous

    Rick and Peggy’s children, I’m so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. Mom (Esther) and I had so much fun when we came to Laramie and stayed with her. She had an infectious laugh. I loved her a lot. You are all in my prayers. Love Patty Rhodes

  • Kenna Van

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Memories will forever be engraved on your/our hearts. Love, comfort, and peace to all!

  • Paula Grant

    I am so sorry to hear about Peggy. I have a lot of fond memories of Peggy, aunt Esther and my grandma Lillian helping me make Christmas cookies. She was a sweet and funny lady.

  • Dee Gipson

    Peggy was my mother-in-law for several years when I was married to her son Roy. She was always such a warm, caring, funny and fun loving woman. My deepest sympathy to all her family and friends. Dee Gipson

  • Cyndi Vieyra

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Jill Collins

    Love to all of you. I can still hear her giggle when she stopped by my office to visit! She will be missed! I know Roy and Kevin will be wrapping their arms around her in Heaven.

  • tyler j king

    To the Collins family. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother Peggy. Pat,Steve,Cathy and Lori extra prayers go out to you all in this difficult time.

  • Allan & Sylvia Parvin

    Condolences Remember when she brought Codie to vacation bible school years ago -first time I met her. Allan & Sylvia


    I'm gonna miss Gramdma P, that is what my kids called her.


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