Carol Lucille (Arnett) Collins

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Carol Lucille Collins

Carol Lucille (Arnett) Collins passed away peacefully at the age of 90 due to congestive heart failure on the morning of October 13, 2020, while under hospice care.

Carol was born in Denver, Colorado on September 11, 1930 to parents Robert Ashburnham Arnett and Charlotte Mae (Ives) Arnett. She was the youngest of six siblings and was preceded in death by her husband Phillip in 2015 and her siblings Sarah (Czela), Roberta, Laura and Robert. She is survived by her brother Albert, her children Phillip, Craig, Julie Natsis and Suzanne Hurston, her grandchildren Dimitri, Theo, Lauren, Sam and Molly, and many nieces and nephews.

She grew up in Colorado during the Great Depression and World War II era. She moved to Seattle in 1954 and went to work at Boeing as a draftsman. She met Phil in 1957 and they were married on August 30, 1958. She retired from Boeing in 1959 to give birth to their first child. In the spring of 1961 they moved into a newly constructed home in Kirkland where they would reside for 54 years. During this time she would go on to raise four children and eventually go back to work part time taking miscellaneous jobs that included work as a secretary and later as a retail clerk while maintaining her role as a homemaker and supporter of the kid’s various extracurricular activities, including many sports.

In retirement Carol became active at the Redmond Senior Center. She particularly enjoyed singing old classic songs as part of a choral group and participating in line-dancing. She also loved spending time with her family during the holidays and looked forward to regular visits from her children and grandchildren.

She spent her final years at Fairwinds Brittany Park, an adult assisted living facility, located in Woodinville, Washington and the final months at Blueberry Gardens, an adult family home located in Bothell, Washington.

Her family wishes to thank all the staff, nurses and caregivers for the care and support they offered to our Mother. Many thanks and appreciation also go to the nurses and social workers from EvergreenHealth Hospice for their caring assistance in her final months.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the EvergreenHealth Hospice Center in Kirkland, Washington.

A graveside burial service was held at Woodinville Cemetery on October 24, 2020.

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