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Carolyn Burris

January 20, 1944 — February 6, 2020

Carolyn Camille Burris (Wagner) passed away peacefully after a long and difficult illness in Napa, CA on February 6, 2020 at the age of 76.

She is survived by her six loving children: Shane (Jane) Kollin Ripon, WI; Charlie Kollin, Redwood City, CA; Gina (Mike) Morhun Glenview, IL; Michael Kollin Marin, CA; Joey Kollin San Francisco, CA; Amber Mills Napa, CA; her nine grandchildren John and Jeffrey Kollin Ripon, Shelby Kollin Napa, Elena Kollin Santa Cruz, Ashley Cullison Napa, Nicklas and Zachary Mills Napa, Camille and Drew Morhun Glenview, her great grand-daughter and the joy of her life, Azariyah Mclemore Napa. She is further survived by her four brothers Joseph “Jay” Wagner Napa, Mervyn “Butch” Wagner Billings MT, Ronald “Ronnie” Wagner Suisun CA, George Paul McCuen Napa, two step sisters Maureen and Collen McCuen Napa, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Carolyn is preceded in death by parents Josephine “Joey” McCuen, Mervyn “Babe” Wagner, son Gary James Kollin, husband Gary Gordon Kollin.

We acknowledge our sister Amber Mills for her unwavering loving care and support of our mother over the last four years so that she could continue to live in her home the final years of her life and for being at her side in her passing. We would also like to thank the many members of Collabria Care Hospice in Napa, especially Maggie, Ally, Jamie, Teri and Chaplain Greg who supported our family through this difficult journey. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to in Carolyn’s memory.

No services are planned per Carolyn’s wishes. Her ashes will be interred at a private service to be scheduled at a future date at Tulocay Cemetery.

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