Grace Mary Adkins completed her journey to be with the Lord on January 17, 2011. She was born to John Edgar and Louise Priest on July 8, 1924. She grew up in El Paso and attended Houston school before graduating Austin High. She attended Texas College of Mines (UTEP) for a short time before going to work for the Telephone Company. She married Al Adkins in 1946.
She was involved in all activities of her children including scouting and sports. She moved with her family to Illinois in 1957 but returned to El Paso in 1970. She loved El Paso and was involved and held offices in many organizations including the El Paso County Historical Society. She obtained her real estate license and worked for a short period in residential sales. During the same time she supported her husband Al in all his business and civic activities.
She is survived by her husband Al (they married 65 years ago this coming May), and her sister Anna Louise Meece, sister-in-law Kay (James) Tumelty; her three sons Sam (Pat), Mike (Vicki), Dave (Susan), Her Nine Grandchildren; Anna (Ron), Sarah (Ben), Krista, Scott, Laura, Traci , Sean (Leslie) Craig, and Amy, as well as her four great-grandchildren Clayton, Dawson, Brooke, and Caitlyn, and also many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Queen of Peace Catholic Church 1551 Belvidere. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The County Historical Society, the UTEP Adkins Family Endowment Fund or the charity of your choice. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX 79912. www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com