Collene Mayrie (Perry) Blakley
Blakley, Collene Mayrie (Perry) age 75, formerly of Golden Valley, MN passed away Jan 4, 2022 at 8:00pm at her home in Eugene, OR. She was preceded in death by her parents Millard and Zula Perry, Nancy Crowther, Glenna Green, and baby brother, as well as by her husband Norman Blakley, and "Partner in Crime" Bryant Graham. Collene's passing had been expected and was a peaceful transition. She is survived by her son Perry Blakley (Seattle, WA), her daughters Vicky Rarrick (Stow, OH), Norma (Bob) Bayers (Minneapolis, MN), and Penni (Joel) Cotton (Springfield, OR). She is also survived by her sister Delores McCuddin (Sioux City, IA) and her brother Victor Finch (Old Hickory, TN) as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Collene has been cremated and the family will host a Celebration of Life at a later time, at which point her cremains will be interred at Nutmeg Cemetery in Kalona, IA. The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Ataxia Foundation.
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