Edna Mae Dickens
Edna Mae Collins Dickens, wife, loving mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away October 4th. She was born September 23, 1935 in North Carolina to Eunice Womack Collins and Andrew J. Collins. She met and later married Robert C. Dickens in Sanford, North Carolina on February 20, 1956. Being an Air Force wife, she often followed Robert on his many travels in the Air Force making numerous friends everywhere she went including; Florida (where, her daughter, Michelle, was born), Japan, Okinawa (where, her son, Richard, was born), North Carolina, Germany, Mountain Home, South Carolina, returning to North Carolina, and eventually, ending up in Mountain Home, Idaho for more than 23 years. While living in Mountain Home, she worked for Sav-Mor Drugs for many years. She later she moved to Middleton, Idaho to be near her son, Richard Dickens, and grandchildren, Michael and Amber.
Edna was an animal and bird lover and had several pets over the years. She was very fond of feeding the birds that would visit her home in Middleton. She got great joy from saving 'her' quail and pheasants from occasional hawks that came for a meal.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, brother, Jack Collins Jr., and sister, Debra Star Wofford. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Rae Emsweller and her husband, Dan, their children Ann Elizabeth and Katherine Rae, and Michelle and Dan's grandchildren, her son, Richard Charles Dickens, and his children, Michael Charles Dickens, and Amber Marie Dickens, surviving siblings are Margie Hallman and husband, Ukie, Grace Bottoma, Kathy Foley and husband, Rick, Dixie Davis and husband, Chester, Joan Collins, Pam Patton, Roger Collins and wife Patsy, and Pete Collins, all of which reside in North Carolina. Services will be held later in North Carolina