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Colleene Saville

Ruth Colleene Saville, daughter of Merrill and Ruth (Harbold) Skinner, was born December 12, 1933 in Mills County, Iowa. She was welcomed by an older brother Donald and her younger sister, Alice, would complete the family. Colleene graduated from Redding High School in 1953.
On September 18, 1955, she married Algie Saville and they were blessed with a daughter Vickie Lea Saville. Vickie was a blonde haired, blue-eyed shy girl who was the apple of her parent's eye. Vickie passed away at the age of 18 on October 2, 1974 after a long illness. She was sadly missed by her parents and after Algie's death on October 23, 1983, Colleene has awaited that reunion with them in heaven.
Colleene and Algie lived in Redding until moving to Mount Ayr in 1983 because of Algie's failing health. Colleene was a friend to many and enjoyed helping out at the Neighborhood Center.
Colleene became a resident of the Mount Ayr Health Care Center where she was cared for and loved by all. She passed away on June 27, 2013. Colleene was preceded in death by her husband Algie; daughter Vickie; father Merrill Skinner; mother Ruth Skinner; mother and father-in-law Ila and Guy Saville; brother-in-law Lowell Howie; and friend Tony Martinez.
Those left to mourn her loss include her sister Alice Howie of Ankeny, Iowa; nieces, nephews; great nieces & nephews; and friends.
A memorial fund has been established for the Redding Cemetery in Redding, Iowa.

  • Open Visitation Without The Family Present

    June 30, 2013
    1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    July 01, 2013
    10:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Monday July 01 2013

    Redding Cemetery

    Redding, IA

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I ahn''t seen colleene in many years but, I remember how happpy she was to see my mom and dad whenever they went down to visit. She was such a lovely sweet person. She endured horrible heartbreak and was till poitive. I had just been thinking of her this weeek.

Posted by Caarolyn Forbes - Council Bluffs, IA - cousin on her mother''s side   March 21, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Coleene seemed always cheerful. She was a good friend to my mother and found her after she had fallen in her Sr.apt. I am grateful Mom had such a good friend especially in her senior years. Coleene''s daughter was also a friend in high school. My best wishes for wonderful memories to carry you through to he friends and family.

Posted by Carla DeVries - Friend   July 07, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM