Paulette Adkins

paulette adkins
Paulette Joann Nipstad Adkins, 68, Wasilla, AK passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 3, 1947 to Paul Pate and Shirley Hanson in Seattle, WA. In 1952 Shirley married Arnold Nipstad and the couple raised their children on a farm outside of Kindred. Paulette graduated from Kindred High School in 1965. Following graduation, she moved to Seattle where she worked at Boeing. Paulette moved to Toppenish, WA where she met the love of her life, Bob Adkins. The couple was united in marriage on May 28, 1975. They moved to western Washington in 1980 and remained there until 2003 when Bob and Paulette moved to Alaska. She worked at Fred Meyer’s Grocery Store as a meat wrapper from 2000 until her retirement in 2012. Paulette enjoyed cooking and baking, always trying out new recipes and making up her own. She was an animal lover since her childhood on the farm and as an adult, she adored her pets. Spending time with friends and family was very important to her and she loved hosting get-togethers and cooking for the people close to her. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Bob; stepchildren, Tammy Lynn (Vern) Ringhouse, Pamela Jean (Terry) Ringhouse, Robert Clyde (Trish Olhsen) Adkins, Annette LaVon (Frank) Garris, Nicole Lee (Scott) Wright, all of Washington; siblings, Dennis (Alicia) Nipstad; Mark (Sandy Hall) Nipstad; and Annette (Barry) McNeal; 15 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dogs, Angel, Izzy, and Emmy Sue. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Keith Nipstad. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society

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  1. I’m glad we talked at the Reunion. I had an understanding after dealing w/my sister Marcia (who you knew).
    You will no longer hurt & you can be w/people you love. That is the only way we can make it thru the lose!
    “Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you be content w/yourself just the way you are. Allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise & love. It is there for each & everyone of us.”

  2. loved paulette she always made me feel apart of the family an so down to earth.will miss her lots.big loss an very sorry.

  3. Kindred HS, Class of ’65, was a small class, and pretty close, even after 50 years. Paulette greatly enriched
    our recent 50 year reunion by coming. We all share this loss and wish great consolation and strength to Paullette’s family, especially husband Bob…..

    Grace, Peace, and Blessing.!

    Dennis Aleson, KHS Class of ’65…..USAF Chaplain, Lt Col (ret)

  4. I cant believe your really gone. You are and always will be my best friend.
    Paulette was an amazing woman and an even better grammy. Ill love you until my last breath and evem after. I miss you so much.

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