Geraldine “Jerry” Askins, 97, of Amarillo, TX died July 27, 2020.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo, TX.
Jerry was born in Roff, Oklahoma on October 31, 1922, to V.H. and Bonnie Oliphint. She moved to Oklahoma City at the age of 2. She graduated from Classen High School in 1940. She married the love of her life, Dr. Robert Askins, in 1944. They moved to Dumas, Tx in 1951. She directed a ceramics program at the First Presbyterian Church in Dumas, where she was also an elder. Her soulmate and love of her life, Robert, went to be with the Lord in 2003. They were married for 59 wonderful years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bud Oliphint and wife Cleo; husband, Dr. Robert Askins; and sister, Mae Alysworth.
She is survived by two sons, John Robert Askins, III, of Amarillo, TX, and James Dana Askins of Tuttle, OK; five grandchildren; four nieces; eight nephews; two great-grandchildren.
Jerry requests that memorials be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Dumas, TX. P.O. Box 1118, Dumas, TX 79029.