Alfred S. Atkins
Alaska -- Alfred S. Atkins, 78, of Fairbanks, died Sunday, Feb. 11,
2001, at Bassett Army Community Hospital at Fort Wainwright.
Mr. Atkins was born March 13, 1922, in Muscatine, the son of Alfred Kinsley Atkins and Ethel Alice Kellums.
received his early education in Muscatine. He received an Associate's
degree in fire management from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.
1939 he served in the U.S. Cavalry in Fort Des Moines, until joining
the Army Air Corps, now known as the Air Force. He was transferred to
Ladd Air Force Base now known as Fort Wainwright, in 1954.
served as fire chief at Fort Wainwright Fire Department from 1961 until
his retirement in 1979, completing 40 years of federal service.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, curling, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.
include his wife, Clara Atkins of North Pole; four sons, Alfred Atkins
Jr. of Arizona, Richard Atkins of Florida, David Atkins and Michael
Atkins, both of Fairbanks; five daughters, Sharon Hanratty, Sheila
Beavers, Carol Reed, all of Washington, Debbie Hall of Fairbanks and
Cathy Baldwin of North Pole; three sisters, Bertha Stickrod and
Rosemarie Atkins, both of Iowa and Dorothy DeVore of Muscatine; two
brothers, Ray Atkins of Michigan and Delbert Atkins of Iowa; 19
grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father and daughter, Susan, and three grandchildren.