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Obituary for Audrey S. Collman

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Audrey S. Collman

January 12, 1929 - April 19, 2015

Audrey S. Collman

January 12, 1929 – April 19, 2015


“It’s a lovely day today, all your pounds and inches will melt away, Good morning, Lil Audrey speaking”.


Your Lil Audrey and our mother Audrey S. Collman, 86, a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, great grandmother and fitness pioneer passed away peacefully at her home in Ogden, Utah on Sunday April 19, 2015.


Audrey was born on January 12, 1929 in Haverstraw, New York to Harry and Jennie Aaron.

Audrey grew up in Haverstraw and graduated from Haverstraw High School in 1946. She later married Joel Collman on March 8, 1953 in Haverstraw.  In 1959, Audrey and Joel moved to Roy, Utah with their four young children: Celeste, Craig, Dwight and Marc. Two years later Bruce was born.


In 1963, as visionaries, Mom and Dad opened Lil Audrey’s Health Spa USA exclusively for women in Roy, Utah.  With the success of this location came a much larger newly remodeled location in Ogden at 441 20th street. For the next 43 years Lil Audrey’s was a well established fitness and wellness center that was our mother’s life’s work.  Equally important was mom’s efforts to ensure her children succeeded in their individual endeavors.


Mom is survived by four children: Celeste, Craig (Lisa), Dwight, Marc (Karen), eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her husband Joel, son Bruce and four siblings: Henry, Pearl, Philip and Dale.


Graveside Funeral Services for everyone begins at 2:00 pm on Friday April 24, 2015 at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park at 836 36th Street in Ogden.  Friends may visit the family from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street Thursday evening on April 23, 2015.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 24, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Date: Friday, April 24, 2015


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Born: January 12, 1929
Died: April 19, 2015

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Valerie Fisher Parsons posted on 4/29/15

It was my honor to know your wonderful family and feel, always, like a part of it. Thank you, Audrey, for your care, your humor and your quirky amazing ways. Although I'm not considered one of her weight-loss success stories, Audrey helped me through some bad times in my life, teaching me acceptance and grace on a level that became my level to shoot for. Although I hadn't seen her for awhile, her little sing song is in my head at least ONCE a week! I love you, Audrey - and I love your fantastic family. xoxoxoxo


Alisa Rahkonen posted on 4/24/15

L'il Audrey was my hero when I was a teenager.. And I'm glad that she taught me the love of fitness! She was a great friend to me & my mom! Our thoughts are with you.


RayAnn Furch posted on 4/24/15

As one of the many "Lil Audrey" girls, I want you to know that she was an inspiration and caring example to me. My sympathy to you all at the loss of your terrific Mom. She will not be forgotten. Lovingly, RayAnn Furch (former Roy, then Ogden member)


Heather Rothey posted on 4/24/15

I was saddened to hear of Audry's passing. "Lil Audry's" was a big part of my life for about 30 years. I will miss her, and especially her unique and pristine ladies spa. My heart and prayers are with her family. Heather


Julie Taylor Primbs posted on 4/24/15

I have known Audrey for 27 years. She was both a fitness guru and a close friend. I will miss her very much but I am happy she is with her soul mate, Joel. I will always treasure the memories I have of Audrey and her magnificent health spa. My deepest sympathy to all of her family ... she was one of a kind.


Celia Shock posted on 4/23/15

I am so sorry for your loss. She and her love affair with Joel now continues and I know she is happy. She missed him so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Bob Montanez posted on 4/23/15

My deepest sympathy to all the Collman family. Audrey was a amazing woman, will be greatly missed,


Kidz Dental Works/ Dr. Wall posted on 4/23/15

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such an inspiration to the community and will always be remembered. Many of our staff here at Kidz Dental Works will carry fond memories of her. Please know your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely, Dr. Scott Wall and Kidz Dental Works Staff.


Karen Harder posted on 4/23/15

Celeste and Family, So sorry to hearing of the passing of your mother, "Lil Audrey"! It was always such a delightful experience to work out at the gym! I was so blessed to be able to sell jewelry while trying to lose the pounds! I also appreciate the way you and your family always made me feel so welcome at the annual Christmas Party! Thanks also for letting me represent the spa at beauty pageants by delivering the tiaras from Lil Audrey's. i always smile when thinking of your Mom's energy and encouraging words! I always have a pine tree decorated for each Holiday from your moms example. My sincerest condolences, Karen Harder


Julie Cussimanio posted on 4/23/15

Dear Celeste and Family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, she was quite a lady. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as I cannot attend. My brother-in-law passed the same day and his services are at the same time both days. Pleas know I enjoyed working for her for the 81/2 years I did. Love to all ~! Julie


Alan & Denise Croft posted on 4/23/15

Dwight, we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Kent & Christie Malan posted on 4/23/15

Marc, Celeste and family, We were saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you during this time, but we know Audrey is happy. Our sincere sympathy to all of you.


Sherry Harris posted on 4/23/15

I am so saddened at Lil' Audrey's passing. I became a member of her wonderful spa and she helped me to lose weight and become fit. She was a lovely lady and a definite "people" person with only good things in her heart! She truly cared about people. I also admired her as a successful business woman and she was an inspiration for all women. Bless her for being Lil' Audrey and bringing joy and help to so many people. Sincere condolences, Sherry Harris


Marilyn Myers posted on 4/23/15

We are thinking of you guys! Love Marilyn, Duncan & Drew


Bonnie Pezzopane posted on 4/22/15

I just loved our Lil Audrey! I was one of the originals who went to the Roy studio to enjoy and work hard with Lil Audrey. She would keep us overnight so we wouldn't eat and gain weight! She helped me lose 80 lbs and bought me a new dress to celebrate it! I bought a lifetime pass and kept going until we moved from the Ogden area. She was just a fantastic person and I am sure she will tackle all the overweight angels in heaven and do her program with them. She was definitely "one of a kind" in her clever, witty way! Loved her.


Margaret & Carl Leuschner posted on 4/22/15

Celeste and Marc and family our thoughts and prayers go out to all. Love the picture of your mother. God Bless Margaret and Carl Leuschner


Judi Penrod Morris posted on 4/22/15

Dwight, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.


Jeff and Kris Rawlings posted on 4/22/15

So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She was a sweet spunky little lady with a great family.


G Huckeba posted on 4/22/15

I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during times of tragedy. At 1 Corinthians 15:26 we are promised that very soon 'death will be brought to nothing'. Then, we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on this earth (John 5:28,29). I truly hope this has brought you comfort and hope. With deepest sympathies, Gwen and family.