Deborah Deon Collins Pollard

April 1, 1955 ~ November 15, 2020


Nov. 21, 2020
2:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Larkin Mortuary Riverton 3688 West 12600 South Riverton, Utah 84065
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    Nov. 21, 2020
    3:30 AM
    Larkin Mortuary Riverton 3688 West 12600 South Riverton, Utah 84065
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  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sweet wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Deborah Deon Collins Pollard. After a long arduous struggle with many health problems, her body just couldn't keep up anymore. Twenty-five years of neuropathy, followed by septic shock, schleroderma and frequent subsequent sepsis bouts left her frail. Born April 1, 1955 as the fourth child and second daughter to Harvey Paul Collins and Dorothy Deon Alsop, she enjoyed her growing up years with her eight brothers and sisters. Ever the artistic decorator she excelled at decorating for the holidays. Christmas was her favorite but Halloween was a close second. Other holidays received their due under her hands. Marrying Steven Pollard shortly after her twentieth birthday they set about building their family of five children. Deb was employed briefly outside the home, but her greatest joy was being at home and raising her children. Jewels in her crown of glory, they meant everything to her. She was happy to share her family's experiences in genealogy work and finding family in Canada to go visit. How does one give a sketch of somebody's 65 years here in this world? She was full of love and although beset by the cares of this world, as we all are, she was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her. She worked hard at being the best mother she could and trying to guide her children to successful lives.

    Preceded in death by her parents, siblings Harvey Jr., John, Ron and Steven, grandchildren Adam, Cayla and Marley.

    Survived by her husband of 45 years F. Steven Pollard, children Angelique, Steven Jr. (Vanessa), Wendy (Tarrence), Jason and David (Ashlee). Ten grandchildren Ryland, Brooklyn, Ashlyn, Mason, Jessica, Layla, Dallon, Mattie, Ammon, and Brynn and by siblings, Mary, Mike, Rick (Tracy), and Brenda (Johnny).

    We wish to thank Bristol Hospice for the great care they gave to Deborah the last three months of her life. Their tender great care was appreciated beyond words. Thank you again.

    A small gathering for a viewing will be held Saturday November 21, 2020 at 9:00AM at the Larkin Mortuary at 3688 West 12600 South in Riverton, Utah. A funeral will follow at 10:30AM after the viewing with interment in the Riverton Cemetery at 1500 West 13200 South. Please observe all proper COVID measures of face coverings, physical distancing and other health guidelines to ensure a safe remembrance of Deborah. The funeral may also be viewed remotely via Zoom (Meeting ID: 850 9602 5876, passcode: debbie).


    Angelique- So saddened by the passing of your mom. How fortunate for everyone who had the chance to know her and share in her wisdom and humor. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Sending distant hugs and hope of strength to you and your family. Carolyn Hasson and children

    - Carolyn Hasson
    We are so sorry for your loss and we pray for all of you. Happy she is finally out of suffering pain for so long. Grateful for "families are forever" Thank you Wendy for calling me to let me know.

    - Wayne & Judy Gates
    Dear Steve and family: Bonnie and I are so saddened to learn of Debbie's passing. I am so grateful and thankful for our faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that gives us some comfort and knowledge of our Heavenly Father's great plan of happiness and of the reunion that we will have with our loved ones. Nonetheless, it is difficult to see our loved ones move on with without us. Therefore, we pray God's blessings to be you now and into the future as you carry on in this life we know as mortality. Know that our faith, love and prayers are with you at this time. with sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy. Luke & Bonnie McDermott

    - Luke McDermott