Eva Mae Collins
July 10, 1930 – August 11, 2020
Eva Lomerson Collins was a member of over 50 lineage societies. She joined The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in 1963 and was a proud member of the Piety Hill Chapter, NSDAR in Birmingham, Michigan. During her 57 years as a DAR, she held many positions within the National Society including National Chairmanships and was also on a National Slate for the Office of Registrar. Eva served as the Michigan State Regent from 1990-1994, and the Chapter Regent of the General Richardson Chapter, now known as the Stoney Creek Chapter in Rochester. She was the Organizing President and founding member of the Colonial Dames of America Chapter XXII ~ Michigan. She also belonged to The General Society of Mayflower Descendants; The National Society of Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; The National Society of Colonial Dames of America; a charter member of the Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783; The National Society of Colonial Daughters; The Holland Society of New York and the Hereditary Order of Families of the Presidents and First Ladies of America to name a few.
As you can tell, Eva loved genealogy and she loved her family. She was proud to represent them through the many organizations of which she was a member. She was a proud woman, an honorable woman and loyal to her friends and family. She was a mentor to many and encouraged them to follow her path. She was critical when you deserved it and equally generous with her praise.
She often spoke about the farm she was raised on in Lake Orion and how she preferred to work with her father in the field over doing ‘womanly’ duties inside the house although she was a meticulous housekeeper. One of her favorite stories was about working in the field with her father baling hay. She had to wear tall boots when she did so due to the rattlesnakes in the fields. “Dad would not allow me to walk to the baler” she would say. “Instead I had to wait on a rock for him to come get me and carry me to the tractor.” She went on to relate that she spent hours driving the tractor and baling all the hay. It was commonplace to see pieces of mutilated snakes hanging out of the bails. At the end of the day, her father would pick her up off the tractor and carry her to safety.
Eva was happily married to her husband, John, until he passed in 1988. She missed him daily and often spoke of the love and support they shared. Now they are together once again.
She was born on July 10, 1930 in Oakland County, daughter of the late J.M. and Thelma (Kimmery) Lomerson. Eva is survived by her brother Gerald Lomerson.
God Bless you, Eva. Know that you are loved by many and missed by all.
- Daughters of the American Revolution
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Eva Mae Collins
September 15, 2020
The National Society Descendants of Early Quakers extends its condolences to Eva's family. May wonderful memories comfort you during this sad time.
September 8, 2020
Please accept the condolences of the Martha Devotion Huntington Chapter NSDAR. May God grant you peace and comfort in your loss.
September 1, 2020
I got know Eva through my Aunt Doris Bittner - they were very good friends. Eva helped me a lot when I was DAR Michigan State Regent and we, the 3 of us went many places together for DAR and CDXVIIC. When I was organizing Chief Shawano Chapter and had an issue with an application, Eva was there to assist and get that member in for me. I'm so grateful for having known this wonderful lady!
August 28, 2020
Eva was instrumental in encouraging me to join other organizations when I first met her at a DAR meeting. She was helpful and I enjoyed many car rides with Eva & Doris Bittner, to meetings and Awards Days . I know these two are enjoying their reunion and having a visit with other Daughters who have also passed. Eva will be missed.
August 28, 2020
A "Wonderful Woman", and role model! It was such a pleasure to know her! Rest in Peace, Eva........you will be missed........K
Sally and Jack Robinson
August 26, 2020
We are very saddened by the passing of Eva and know she is truly at peace.