Beatrice Ellen Akina Beatrice Ellen "Bea" Akina departed this life on Monday January 6, 2014 in Everett. She was born on March 31, 1944 to Wesley and Betty Herrin of Bellingham, WA. Bea is now reunited with her husband, Pat Akina (whom she married on March 11, 1967); her brother, Ronald Herrin; and her parents, Wes and Betty Herrin. She leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: her son, Patrick (Lisa) Akina, and her daughter, Michele (Andre Boudy) Akina; her grandkids: Malia (13), Kaila (11) and Jaylen (9); her sister, Lois Hindman; brothers, Dwight Herrin and Dean Herrin; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and countless close friends. Bea was a beloved mother, sister, Grammy, Aunty and loving friend, whose kindness and gentle spirit enriched all who knew her. Bea's grandkids were the pride and joy of her life. At her request, there will be no service, but rather a Celebration of her Life, held at a later date. A memorial bench overlooking the Puget Sound in Mukilteo, WA will be dedicated in honor of Bea and her husband Pat. Donations may be sent to the family.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Jan. 26, 2014