Patricia May Akins


Patricia May Akins age 81 of Gold Beach, Oregon passed away May 8, 2019 of complications due to Parkinsons. Patricia was born January 2, 1938 in Ashland, Oregon to Leoan L. Beers and Idaleen (Simpson) Beers. Patricia married Jimmie Smith Akins July 5, 1955 in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Patricia attended college and business school and worked as a billing clerk and receptionist at the Eugene Clinic & Hospital and PeaceHealth. Patricia was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed remodeling and decorating her home. She enjoyed singing with the church choir and at the assisted living facility where she lived.

Patricia is survived by son, Jim Akins of Creswell, OR; Dan Akins of Gold Beach, OR; Dave Akins (Patti) of Yoncalla, OR; Bob Akins (Sam) of Eugene, OR; Tom Akins (Janine) of Seattle, WA and daughter Becky Howlett (Mark) of Gold Beach, OR; sisters, Marilyn Lamm of Wichita, KS and Sharon Crosson of Redmond, OR; brothers John Beers of Capo Beach, CA and Doug Beers of Wasilla, AK; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchildren.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie Smith Akins.

Graveside service was held on May 10, 2019 at Sunset Hills Cementery Arrangements in care of Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S 7th, Cottage Grove, OR.

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