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IRENE AKINS

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AKINS Irene Margaret Akins, 92, of Litchfield Park, AZ, left us on January 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by parents Walter F. and Grace MacDonald, husband, Columbus Akins, sister, Ruth Lowe, brother, Howard MacDonald, niece, Jeanne Moore, nephew, Ford Sims. She leaves behind her son David Akins and his wife Cathy, two grandchildren, Kelley Akins and John Akins, brother, Tom MacDonald and his wife Francis, sisters, Florence White and Dorothy Sims, 9 nephews and 6 nieces. Irene was a long time member of Wallace Hughston Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she twice served as Worthy Matron. She was also active in the Rainbow Girls, where she served in many capacities, including Worthy Grand Matron. Irene was very active in the American Rose Society, as she dearly loved gardening and had a beautiful garden to show for it. Irene served for two years in the U.S. Navy during WWII, as a Control Tower Operator. Services will be held at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery, Friday, February 3, 2012, A celebration of her life will be held immediately after at the Eastern Star Hall at 5502 Hondo Pass Dr. She will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Rose Society or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Published in El Paso Times from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2012
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