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In loving memory of Leslie Jeannette (Collins) Finn, 81years old, who passed away at home in Kearns, Utah surrounded by family on October 24th, 2022, from cancer.

Leslie was born on November 11, 1940, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Lester Collins and Viola Evelyn (Harris) Collins. She was the second of five daughters, Shirley, Kathleen (Ty), Vicki, and Michelle (Micki). She graduated from Custer High School in 1958 and married Ronald Keith Finn that same year. They had four wonderful children, Rhonda, Loren, Bryan and Kellie. Rhonda and husband Robert provided her 3 grandchildren: Sean, Brandon, and Caitlyn. Bryan and wife Jan provided 4 grandchildren: Spencer, Stephanie, Nicole, and Cameron. She was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren. Although she and Ron divorced, they still remain very close friends.

Leslie was a wonderful mother, amazing cook, a gifted poet, and had such a great love for people, the latter being her greatest accomplishment in this life. She loved to be in serve to others and in doing so, honorably completed three Service Missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She was known for bringing people into her home to live with her family for an indefinite period of time, just because they needed love and a place to stay. Most were from dysfunctional homes and became part of the family for the time they lived there. She always taught by example to love other people. She would often help others who were in need and do what she could to help them through difficult times. She loved everyone and showed this love through wonderful hugs and kind words. Because of her caring ways, so many outside of her immediate family called her Sister, Mother, and Grandma!

She wishes to extend her infinite love to her children, who have always loved her and stood by her till the end. She also wants her adopted family (you know who you are) to know that she loves you and will treasure the friendships she had with you.

She is survived by Rhonda McAllister, Loren Finn, Bryan (Jan) Finn, Kellie Finn, Ronald (Linda) Finn, Sean, Brandon, Caitlyn McAllister, Spencer (Jessie) Finn, Stephanie (Nels) Toftdahl, Nicole (Joey) Bond, Cameron Finn, Evolette, Jocelyn, Vahn Toftdahl, Oliver and Colin Finn, Finnias and Amelia Bond.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Viola Collins, her sister Michelle (Micki) Erk, and many treasured dogs and cats.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, November 4, 2022, at the Park Wood Ward chapel at 5927 South Park Wood Dr, Kearns, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the church, and one hour prior to services on Friday. Interment will follow at Redwood Memorial Cemetery.

Services

Viewing

Thursday, Nov. 03, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Valley View Ward
5927 South Park Wood Drive
Kearns, UT 84118

Viewing

Friday, Nov. 04, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Valley View Ward
5927 South Park Wood Drive
Kearns, UT 84118

Funeral Service

Friday, Nov. 04, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Valley View Ward
5927 South Park Wood Drive
Kearns, UT 84118

Services Handled By

Affordable Funerals & Cremations - Salt Lake City
4387 South 500 West
Murray, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

Oct 25, 2022

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81
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Sending lots of love to Kellie and the family.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I am sure she will be missed dearly.

Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Walsh Family Oct 27, 2022

Sending lots of love to Kellie and the family.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I am sure she will be missed dearly.

Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Walsh Family Oct 27, 2022

Sending lots of love to Kellie and the family.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I am sure she will be missed dearly.

Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Walsh Family Oct 27, 2022

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  • 2020
  • Oct 31, 2022

    In the late 1970's the Finn family and the Nelsoly were very good friends, especially Leslie and my wife, Jean, back in Rapid City