Donald Dwight Collins died in January at the age of 95.
He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Anson, Maine. He lived in Wilkeson for more than 40 years and was an outdoorsman who loved hiking and taking pictures of nature. When indoors he always had a book in his hand. He graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in wildlife conservation and a minor in biology, agriculture and forestry. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Navy aboard the USS San Pablo. After working at Corelab in California, he left for Washington to become a timber scaler with the BIA. He later went to work for Weyerhaeuser in the research department, retiring for good in the mid 1980s.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marjorie Collins; children Pet (Rosmary), Ray (Carol), Corrine (Mike) and Elaine; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.