Originally Published: April 19, 2017 6:01 a.m.
Shirley Atkins passed away March 22, 2017, in the Arizona Pioneers’ Home among her family. Shirley, age 88, was a lifelong resident of the Mayer/Prescott area.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Eldon, James Ronald and Arthur Lee; her mother, Florence Edwards; and stepfather George (Limpy) Edwards.
She is survived by her aunt Mary Francis, who still resides at the Arizona Pioneers’ Home; daughters Sherry and Darlene; sons Raymond, Robert and Dennis; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.
Shirley started life as a 2-pound preemie and went on to lead a full, loving, challenging life, and she will be dearly missed by her surviving family members and friends alike.
Family will be holding a private memorial at a later date, and there has been a memorial page set up on Facebook for friends and family to share photos and remembrances: Facebook.com/groups/ShirleyAtkinsMemorial
In lieu of flowers please donate to The Arizona Pioneers’ Home at 300 S. McCormick St., Prescott, AZ 86303, to the employee’s appreciation fund or the special fund.
Information provided by survivors.