Gustava T. Collier
June 21, 1924 – April 22, 2021
On June 21st 1924 Gustava (a.k.a Gussie) T. Collier was born to Alice Coleman & Ben Campbell in Reeds, Kentucky.
After Gustava’s birth she was placed in the care of her grandmother who resided in Evansville, Indiana. Upon coming from Evansville to Los Angeles Gustava worked for the Actor John Carroll and met with the likes of Jane Mansfield. Conrad Hilton and other successful actors. Gustava later decided to move to Bakersfield to work with her Aunt Ann in the Café business. Gustava was fortunate to meet and marry the love of her life Alvin T. Collier and from that union they were blessed with two daughters Elaine & Sheila Collier. Gustava later pursued a successful career working for the County of Kern.
Gustava leaves behind 2 daughters Elaine & Sheila Collier, 1 grandson Ryan Rufus, 4 great-granddaughters Ariah, Alana, K’Y Ann, and Anise. She also leaves behind 2 sisters Sharon Arnold & Paulette Dejarnette and 1 brother Don Dejarnette of Evansville, Indiana.
Preceded in death 3 brothers John, Joe & Herbert and 5 sisters Ruth, Zola Mae, Rose, Delores and Shirley Jean.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hillcrestmemorial.com for the Collier family.
- Don Dejarnette , Honorary Pallbearer
- Kirk Powers, Honorary Pallbearer
- Micheal Tomlin, Honorary Pallbearer
- Ryan Rufus, Honorary Pallbearer
- Timothy Riley, Honorary Pallbearer
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Monday, May 10, 2021
Gustava T. Collier
May 1, 2021
Elaine and Sheila,
May the sadness of your loss be comforted by the great memories of such an extraordinary woman. Aunt Gussie, affectionately known to me, lived a treasured life. She was a very dear and special aunt. She will be sadly missed. Your family will be kept close in our prayers. May God continue to be your pillar of strength.
Bruce Pullom and Family