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Mary Carolyn Collins

Grandmother, Mother, Sister, Friend, Retired Teacher and Caregiver, peacefully passed away on July 21, 2014 at the age of 78. Born in Lexington, MO, she was a 54 year resident of Tucson and a graduate of the UofA. "Aunt Carol," as she was affectionately called by her friends and family was known for her warmth. She brought a sense of fun and passion to all walks of life while working hard to support her family and caring for many others. She was preceded in death by daughter, Celia Weber. She leaves behind five adoring grandchildren, Bill and Peter Doerrer, Sarah and John Collins, Chicago, IL and Daniel Weber, Tucson, AZ; two living children, Laleen Doerrer, Chicago, IL and Robert Collins, Las Vegas, NV; five sisters, Deborah Friebus, Tucson, AZ, Joan Bardach, Chandler, AZ, and Janice Updyke, Tucson, AZ; Marilyn Mauntino, Lexington MO, and Barbara Cattle, Overland, KS and 13 nieces and nephews, including Heather and Kim Friebus, Tucson, AZ who gave her so much care and love as she entered her final years, as well as her adorable grandniece, Lilly Gulledge. Funeral Mass, Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m., St. Cyril's Church, 4725 E. Pima St. In lieu of flowers and Tributes, please send charitable gifts to University of Arizona, Education College, Greatest Need Fund Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.