Craig Edward Atkins

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    - Renee Robertson
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    - Malinda Wilson
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    - Martin & Marie Watson
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Obituary

CRAIG EDWARD ATKINS
February 19, 1952 ~ May 8, 2011

Craig Edward Atkins of Vancouver, WA, died of cancer on Sun., May 8, 2011 in the loving arms of his wife Bobbie and family. He was born in Caldwell, ID, Feb. 19, 1952 to Joseph and Vivian Atkins.
Craig was a member of the United States Air Force and worked 28 years for the Vancouver Police Department. Upon retirement he worked seven years for The Vancouver School District and in 2008 he and Bobbie retired to their dream home in Lostine, OR.
Craig and Bobbie were married in November 1980 and just recently celebrated their 30 year anniversary.
Craig was an avid fisherman, motorcycle rider, camper, RV'er, boater, and reader. Craig could often be found sitting outside, in the snow, by an outdoor fire reading his favorite book. Craig also had a passion for classic cars and loved his 1962 Chevy Impala.
He is survived by two brothers, Chuck (Lorna) and Doug (Lisa); two sons, Craig Jr. (Christan) and Chad (Kristi); eight grandchildren; two cats; and a very loving extended family.
Craig was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, in 2004; and his younger sister, Kelli Ann, in 2002.
Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Craig on May 22, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Glenwood Community Church, 12201 NE 72nd Ave., Vancouver, WA. Craig's final request is that you drive your classic car to the Celebration.
Donations can be made at the Celebration to help offset unexpected healthcare costs and/or donations can be made to Kaiser Hospice.
Please sign Craig's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on May 15, 2011
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