Douglas Atkins |

Douglas Atkins

Memorial services for Douglas A. Atkins of Grass Valley will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Truth Worship Center, 1784 Ridge Road.

Mr. Atkins died Monday, Feb. 3, at home. He was 90.

He was born in Fort Pierre, S.D., to Augustus and Agnes Atkins. He moved to Grass Valley in the early 1930s after graduating from San Juan High School in Citrus Heights. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Aylivin in the South Pacific. He worked for the local Pacific Gas and Electric Company for 38 years as a lineman and troubleshooter. He married Dencil Ellis of Oakland in 1982. He was a member of the local square dancing club and he and his wife hosted dancing at Sierra City, where he enjoyed his cabin. He was an avid outdoor person and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, camping and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Dencil; sons Douglas D. Atkins of Folsom and Robert G. Atkins and Richard D. Atkins, both of Grass Valley; stepson, Lowell Ellis of Castro Valley; stepdaughter, Debora Anderson of Tracy; sisters Ruth Novak of Grass Valley and Betty Hirsch of Santa Rosa; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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