Sharon Collins

Sharon Collins
Sharon Collins

Sharon Collins of Amarillo, TX went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the age of 76. She was born on March 24, 1944, in Bryan, Texas to Joe and Billie Pauline Bogan. She graduated from Tascosa High School in 1962 and attended Amarillo College and Texas Tech University.  

Sharon was the eldest of 4 children including brothers Bill, Shelby, and Gary Bogan, who were all very special to her. 

Sharon married Dr. Bryan Collins in February of 1989 and they lived a very happy and joyous life together for 29 years. They enjoyed traveling and some of their most memorable destinations were Spain, Canada and Hawaii. She and Bryan were active members at Westminster Presbyterian where she gave her time to the Mom’s program. Her love for the Lord was expressed in the many ways she brought joy to other people.  

One of Sharon’s greatest joys was their time spent at the Palo Duro Club. They enjoyed their friends, the Sunday Pot Luck lunches, and especially the 4th of July celebrations. She loved to decorate the golf cart, attend the annual BBQ, and participate in the parade. It was one of her favorite times with her friends and family.  

Sharon wanted to be a part of anything she could; not only to contribute or serve, but to have fun. She was a sustaining member of the Amarillo Junior League and Garden Club, active as a Mentor and Board Member at Harrington House for many years, and she received the first annual Sybil B. Harrington Award for Excellence. She served as an Amarillo Country Club Board Member and was a member of the Ladies Golf Association. She enjoyed the annual trips with her beloved “Chicks Group” from the THS Class of 1962.  

All who knew Sharon, knew she was charismatic, wore a big smile, full of life and always up for some fun. She was a great cook, loved to garden and plant flowers, was a great decorator, and lived to entertain. She looked forward to a party or any occasion to celebrate. She would grab anyone nearby to dance, was not afraid to dance alone, and was often the last one off the floor. She continued this throughout her life, even jumping up to dance at The Sycamore when music was played.

Sharon was preceded in death by her brother Bill and husband Bryan.

She is survived by her daughter, Kenda Dunaway, and husband, John, of Amarillo; son, Trent Johnson of Frisco; step-son, Dr. Bryan Collins III, and wife Karen; and step-daughter, Catherine Cleveland and husband Jay of El Paso.  

She is also survived by her grandson, Will Dunaway; granddaughter, Peyton Johnson; as well as step-grandchildren, Colleen, Cara, Whit, Corey, Callie, Cade, Jentry, Jana, Colter, Justin, and Jason.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 P.M., Monday, March 22, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Greg Corona officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at www.alzfdn.org or the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.apdaparkinson.org.

Please use this link to live-stream the service on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoxwellBrothersFuneralDirectors/live/

13 Replies to “Sharon Collins”

  1. I met Sharon when I first worked for the Harrington House. I absolutely loved her. She could make me laugh like no one else. She was a gem, a one of a kind. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
    Phyllis Rice

  2. Sharon will be missed by many! She was so charismatic and such a happy person.
    What a loss for us all.

  3. Deepest sympathy, Kenda & Trent. As you know I’ve known your Mother and Father for many, many years. Due to her illness, it is truly a blessing that she is now at peace. Love, Bill

  4. Sharon was not only a wonderful neighbor but also one of my dearest friends! She was so vibrant and I will always treasure the good times that I had with her. I am so thankful that she is no longer suffering from that horrible disease and is in the presence of our Lord and Savior.❤️

  5. Sharon was truly one of the most delightful people I ever met–and Sharon with Bryan were unstoppable! What a loss to all of us who were privileged to spend time with her. I will never think of Sharon without smiling. I am so sorry for those she left behind; she brought joy to everyone who ever knew her. Maryirene Stevens

  6. Love. Hugs & Prayers Shelby, to you and your whole family!! She was a very special person to all who knew her!!! ❤️ 🙏🏾

  7. Sharon was a classmate of mine who was one of our cheerleaders. I only saw her a few times after high school but I remember how nice and friendly she always was to everybody. God bless her.

  8. An immeasurable loss for those who had the privilege of knowing this splendid lady & human being. Though in our loss, she is in the joyous presence of her Heavenly Father & those loved ones who have preceded her. In Christ! ✝️

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