Virginia Atkins

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Juneau resident Virginia M. Atkins died Jan. 19, 2008, at home after a brief illness. She was 80.

Born Jan. 2, 1928, in Oakland, Calif., she was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting and crafting with family and friends. She was a Juneau resident since August 2003.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wight Atkins, of Williams, Ore.; parents, Frank and Claudina Martin; brother, Frank Martin; and sister, Maria Gomes.

She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Martin and her husband, Bill, of Juneau; a brother, Manuel Martin, of Fresno, Calif.; grandchildren, Matthew Martin and his wife, Lori, of Lawrence, Kan., and Elizabeth Martin, of Castro Valley, Calif.; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary. Her ashes will be buried alongside her husband's at a later date in White City, Ore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ray Paddock Fund, 320 W. Willoughby Ave., Juneau AK 99801.

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