Shannon Collins
CLASS OF 1996 (1978-2008)

Obituary from The Columbian, Vancouver, WA – February 7, 2009

Shannon Lee Collins passed away on February 4, 2009 after a long, difficult battle with Melanoma. Beloved daughter, devoted mother, loved by many, Shannon could fill a room with her smile. Born in Vancouver on June 21, 1978, Shannon graduated from Prairie High School in 1996 and received her MA from Apollo College in 2002. Shannon spent the majority of her working years at WaferTech and Linear Technology Corp where she met many of the people who were so important to her.

Shannon was an incredibly loving, caring and down to earth person who cared more about her friends and family than she did about material things. She accepted each person for who they were and found good in everyone. Shannon loved to garden and be outdoors, but more than anything she loved spending time with her daughter Sage, whose birth in 2005 changed Shannon's life forever.

Shannon is survived by her daughter Sage, her fiancé Matt Forst, parents Lana and Chris Collins, brothers Shawn Collins and Matt Oden, Grandmothers Grace Collins and Jo Cooley, Aunts Robin, Kelly and Judy, Uncles David, Rod and Bob, ten cousins and countless friends.

A Celebration of Shannon's life will be held Sunday, February 8th at Camas Washougal Wildlife League, 811 SE Leadbetter Rd, Camas WA 98607.

Donations may be made to benefit Sage Collins at any Lacamas Credit Union branch. Online memorial at