Elsie Elizabeth Collins

February 5, 1918June 12, 2019

Elsie Elizabeth Collins, 101, of Colorado Springs, passed away on June 12, 2019.

She was born February 5, 1918 in Walsenburg, Colorado to John Hrimek and Mary Trojanovich. She attended Colorado Springs District 11. In 1946 Elsie married Edward B. Collins. They were happily married 46 years until Edward passed away in 2012.

She was a member of and taught Sunday school at Remnant Church of The Nazarene in Colorado Springs. Elsie had a passion for serving others and loved spending time with her family, friends and neighbors.

She is survived by her grandson, Corey Axelson; her great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Christopher and Stephanie; and nine great-great-grandchildren.


  • Corey Axelson, Grandson
  • Chuck Collins, Nephew
  • Elsie is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Christopher and Stephanie; and nine great-great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Elsie Elizabeth Collins

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Sandra Vallier

July 2, 2019

Elsie impressed me when I was 7-8 yrs old ( I am now 72). My father William Bill Trojanovich was a first cousin to Elsie. I was allowed to stay with Ed & Elsie for a period of time. I had a new doll and Elsie sewed clothes for my doll, crochet accessories and made a doll bed which was especially special to my impressionable mind. I still have the items but the doll is deteriorating . But my memories of staying with Elsie will never fade - she was special

Geena Kile

June 18, 2019

I met Elsie when I was 9. She was my next door neighbor. I'm now 28 and I live 3 doors down from her home today. We kept on contact and she remembered me when I visited her and she met my 2 daughters recently. She loved having them around because they are "so cute". My daughter's loved her dog Louie! She will be greatly missed. <3

Gladys Glaser

June 17, 2019

Remembering Elsie and her 100th birthday.....and the 100 pink roses!! May she rest in God's loving hands💕