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FLORA MARIE COLLIER

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FLORA MARIE COLLIER Flora Marie Collier, 78, passed away peacefully at her home May 13, 2018 in Pahrump. She was born Feb, 15, 1940 in Rocky Ford, Colo. to Paul and Marie Sampson. She was the second-born to her nine siblings that she helped protect and shape. She resided and served in the noble profession of nursing in Las Vegas before moving to Pahrump in 2005 to continue at Desert View Hospital in the ER. Upon retirement, she became a small business owner and active in the Pahrump Arts Council that helped bring creativity and artistry to her community. Flora was young-at-heart and determined to live a life true to herself. Her fiery red hair and small stature was the true representation of "good things come in small packages," but there was no mistaking her powerful presence. She had the courage to express her opinions and feelings, and fiercely stood up for what she believed. She found joy in the beauty of nature around her, and always loved adventures, big or small. Her appreciation for God's creation inspired her artistry; whether it be crafting jewelry, painting, or collecting small treasures, she always had a project in process. Her heart always identified with the color purple, and the lovely butterflies and hummingbirds that visited her garden. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Kathleen; brother, John; and sister, Karen. Flora continues to live on in the hearts of her daughter Polly (Steve) Anthony of Austin, TX; daughter, Cheryl (Mark) Kittelson of Las Vegas; brother, Paul (Margaret) Sampson, Jr of Aurora, Colo.; sister, Shirley Haigh of Oakley, Idaho; brother, Dale Sampson of American Falls, Idaho; sister, Judith Hall of Hillsboro, Ore.; brother, Dennis Sampson of Idaho Falls, Idaho; four grandchildren, Colin, Tyler, Erika, and Brynne; and one kindred-spirited great-granddaughter, Olivia; along with numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Flora's life will be held June 2, 2018 at Wine Ridge Club House, 3800 Winery Road, Pahrump, NV 89048 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on May 23, 2018
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