Retha Mae Collins

Obituary for 9/26/13 edition of the Sierra Star

September 24, 2013 

Retha Mae Collins, of Oakhurst, died on Aug. 13, 2013 at the age of 88.

Mrs. Collins was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 30, 1925 to parents Goldie and Lester Rauch.

She was married to Joda William Collins in 1941 and spent 72 of her 88 years as a homemaker.

In 1959-1960 she enrolled in Beauty College in Modesto and turned their back porch bedroom into a neighborhood beauty shop and later she helped manage the family bowling alley in Turlock.

Mrs. Collins is preceded in death by parents Lester and Goldie Rauch; husband Joda Collins; two brothers Dale and Wayne Rauch; and special companion Jim Gray.

She is survived by sons, John, Joda, and, Randy Collins; step-daughters Janice and Julie Gray; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.