Dorothy H. Collinge, 94

Dorothy Harriet Collinge, 94, passed away on Jan. 27, 2015.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., on March 25, 1920, to Elsie and Henry Busz. She was raised in Park Ridge, Ill., and attended Maine Township High School and the University of Iowa. She was married for 59 years to her high school sweetheart, John A. Collinge, until his passing in 2000.

The family lived in Wabash until moving to Scottsdale, Ariz., in 1960. Dorothy was a homemaker, enjoyed spending time with family, shopping, traveling, sewing, keeping fit, movies and a good massage. She was the personification of unconditional love; her laughter and smiles warmed our hearts, and she will be missed dearly.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Claudia Collinge Richardson (Mike), Glendale, Ariz., Carol Collinge Smith, Wabash; a son Jack Collinge (Barbara), Scottsdale, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren- a great-great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews.

Her sister, Marion “Mickey” Busz Walter, Wabash, also preceded her in death.

There will be a celebration of her life with family at a later date in lieu of services.

Donations in her honor can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85014.


Posted on 2015 Feb 10