Barbara Colliers passed away, at home, in Brookings, Oregon, on Friday, June 5, 2020, at the age of 91. Barbara was born in Lansing, Michigan to Geneva and Albert Hulse. Later the family moved to San Diego, California, where she spent her childhood. In 1969 she moved to Redding, California, as an assistant at a veterinary hospital and this led her to open her own professional dog grooming establishment.
Wanting a more suitable climate, she sold the business in Redding in 1998 and relocated to Brookings where she established another dog grooming business that she operated until she married Raymond Colliers in Tahoe, California, in May 2007.
Her hobbies, which provided an extra source of income, included creating carousel horses and different art objects from seashells that she collected on the beautiful beaches around Brookings.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Raymond Colliers, her son Rick Dryden, daughter-in-law Patricia Dryden, stepdaughter Darlene Wheeler and husband Ron Wheeler, stepson Raymond Colliers Jr. and wife Terry. She is also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Barbara also had another son, Steven Dryden (deceased), who was a Vietnam vet.
A graveside service will be held at Ward Memorial Cemetery in Brookings, Oregon, on June 15 at 2 p.m. Service will be officiated by Father Bernie Lindley of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.