She was the mother of three children. She was also a patriot, an organizer of good works, and one of the sharpest minds I have ever known. She and I were much alike in personality, which explains why we argued so much.
She died at age 66 of a stroke following arterial surgery.
The picture, below, is of Your Humble Correspondent (age around 14) with Mother. When I showed this pic to my son Zachary a few years ago, he said in a worried tone, "I can't remember when this picture of me and Nana was taken. And I don't remember that house." To which I replied, "That's not you." (Our remarkable likeness at comparable ages is family legend.)
Arthur and Margaret Collins c. 1968