GOLDTHWAITE — Gwen Tyson Collins passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 in Austin with her children by her side. Gwen was born Feb. 22, 1952 to Delores Lee and Eugene William Tyson in Brownwood. She had two younger siblings, Lisa Yaklin and Ricky Tyson.

Gwen loved gardening and spent much of her life helping others in the community. She often volunteered with the local Women’s Shelter and Republican Women’s Group and was a Master Gardener. Gwen was kind, passionate and dedicated herself to supporting people and animals in need. Gwen is survived by her children, Kevin Collins, and Kim Scherer and husband Greg; and grandchildren, Cassandra Gonzalez and Ethan Scherer.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Home Chapel with Butch Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Oakview Cemetery in Mullin.