Velma Collins, an active clubwoman in Northern Virginia for many years, died Monday at her home in Mesa, Ariz.
She was the wife of James H. Collins, retired deputy director for procurement at the Defense Fuel Supply Center at Cameron Station. They had moved to Arizonz in 1975.
Born in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Collins was a graduate of Indaina State University of Pennsylvania. She taught in coming to this area in the early Pittsburgh elementary schools before 1940s.
While living in Falls Church, she taught first grade at the Fairfax-Brewster School at baileys Crossroads from 1956 to 1962.
Mrs. Collins served as president of the Falls Church Woman's Club from 1964 to 1966, and as president of the Alexandria Woman's Club in 1975. She had been active in the General Federation of Woman's Clubs and held several chairmanships in the Virginia and Nrthern Virginia Federations of Woman's Clubs. She also was a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians.
For 10 years before moving to Arizona, Mrs, Collins and her husband had lived in Tantallon, Md., where she was active in the Garden Club.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs cancer project at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, or the American Cancer Society.