Virginia Bell Collins, 77 of Logan, Utah (formally of Pembroke, Virginia) departed this life on
Monday, March 13, 2023, in the presence of her only child, Brenda, and in the care of her hospice
team. Virginia was born in Giles County, Virginia on January 15, 1946, to the late Rassie and
Mary Hilda Williams Collins.
Virginia was family oriented in so many ways; to name a few she was a loving mother to her
only daughter, Brenda. She was an active “mama” to her seven grandchildren. She was also a
devoted caregiver of her parents for 25 years. Virginia became a member of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 2, 2010, at the age of 64. The following year she was
sealed for time and all eternity to her parents in the Los Angeles Temple. She cherished her
church membership and strived to be a faithful, endowed member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints until she no longer could. Virginia was diagnosed with Dementia in July of
2017 while in the care of her daughter. In March of 2020, her condition worsened, and she became a
resident at the Memory Care Unit of The Sunshine Terrace Foundation.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers; Clyde Collins, Marshall Collins, Rassie
“Jakey” Collins, James “Richard” Collins, Robert Collins, and Elmer “Buddy” Collins, her
sisters; Mamie “Cutie” Collins Merrix, Susie Collins Caldwell, and Eloise “Rener” Collins
Virginia leaves to cherish her memory, her only child, Brenda Diana, and husband Adam Martin.
Seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; Caleb Martin and wife Melissa, their children
Madelynn, Clint, and Lacey; Samantha Martin O’Hotto and husband Jason, their children Vera
and Jordyn; Andrew Martin and fiancé Melissa, Mary Catherine Martin, Natalie Martin,
Rebekkah Martin, and Elizabeth Martin; family dog Roxy, her brother; Clinton “Junebug”
Collins, her sisters; Josephine Collins Dowdy, and Mary “Dolly” Collins Janney; along with a
host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A private family service will be conducted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at the White
Pine Funeral Home in Logan, Utah. The Services will conclude with a dedication of the grave in
the Logan City Cemetery. Virginia’s arrangements are under the direction of White Pine Funeral
Home. A special thank you to Sunshine Terrace Foundation Memory Care Unit and Sunshine
Hospice for their loving and compassionate care given to our mom and mama. Our family would
like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Kevin Duke for his timeless support throughout the
duration of her illness. We are all glad to know that Families Can Be Together Forever and that
we’ll be with her again.