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Lee (Collings) Persson

1950 - 2021


Our beautiful and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, Lee Collings Persson passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, July 2nd, 2021.
She was born on September 3rd, 1950 in Provo, Utah. She was the 8th of 9 children born to Ferron and Eva Collings.

Mom loved her family and friends, cooking, reading, gardening, fishing, and chickens. She loved to teach her children and grandchildren. Mom loved to spend time with her sisters and friends. Their many adventures would often include going to "lunch" with a packed weekend bag in tow.

Mom loved family parties and holidays. We love to spend time together and thank mom for teaching us to always try to "be the better person." We are most grateful that our mother taught us that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and that our
family can be together forever!

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Gerald, and Dennis, and her sister, Lyn. She is survived by her children, Lisa (Paul), Shawna (Derrick), Paul, Brett, Joel (Jamie), Lana (Patrick), Ryan (Natalie), Michael (Erica); 35 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Holly with Centre Health, Syd with Yarrow Hospice, and the nurses at American Fork IV Therapy for their nurturing care of our mother.

Private family services and a celebration of mom's life will be held.

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July 15, 2021 11:16 PM

My favorite memory of Lee is when I was around 6 or 7 years old. I was playing at the neighbors across the street from my grandparents. I had gone over to see a new litter of puppies and when I was getting out of the old abandoned car I tripped and fell. When I got up I knew something was wrong with my arm. The mom called over to my grandparents to let them know I had been hurt. First my aunt lyn came to get me. She took one look at my broken arm and took off running to my great-grandmas. So the neighbor called my grandparents again. This time Lee came to get me. When she saw my arm she had the neighbor lady wrap it in something so she wouldn't have to look at it. She quietly took ahold of my good hand and walked me home. When we got to my grandparents she quickly unwrapped it and let grandpa  take a look. He said in a loud voice "My god Its broken in 2 places.. I burst into tears because my grandpa had just confirmed my deepest fear. that something was very wrong with my arm. Lee spoke quietly to me saying it would be alright and that as soon as my mom came we could go to the hospital and have a Dr.  fix it good as new. From that point on she became my favorite Aunt. It was no surprise when she decided to pursue a career in nursing. She was a very caring and had a quality of remaining calm. I spent alot of time with Lee and her kids babysitting or just helping around the house. I could talk to her about anything. Nothing seemed to rattled her. She would just take a deep breath and then try to explain things the best she could. It didn't matter the age, boy or girl.. Lee I truly love you and I know your in heaven with your brothers, Gerald and Dennis. Your little sister Lyn., and grandma and grandpa Collings.  I just wish that I could have told you how much I loved you and how much I looked up to you.. My pride just got in the way.. So many times I just wanted to call you and talk , get your advice on what I should do.. I know your looking down on your children and grandchildren. I'm so sorry for being close minded. I can't wait until we meet again. You are truly the best. I'll always love you and can't wait until we see each other again. Please watch over me and help me make the right choices. So I can see you again. P.S. my mom misses you so much. Please watch over her also. 

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July 15, 2021 12:31 PM
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