William F. “Bill” Askins, 81, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital surrounded by those he loved. William was born May 27, 1932, in Burbank, Calif., to William and Daisy (Feller) Askins.
Services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, with a reception to follow.
William grew up in Burbank, graduating from Burbank High School in 1950. Then he apprenticed to become a machinist, owning his own machine shop for close to 50 years. In the beginning of his career he was a machinist for aircraft being used in the military.
On May 1, 1993, William married Marla Daley Robbins at Hood River Valley Christian Church.
William enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, camping and gambling, and loved his desserts.
The Askins family describes William as a kind, loving man with a great sense of humor.
William is survived and will be dearly missed by his spouse of 20 years, Marla Askins; three children: Paul Askins, of Hood River, Sara Robbins and her husband, Matthew Lewis, of Lakewood, Wash., and Kenneth Davis and his wife, Jana, of Lake Oswego, Ore.; four grandchildren: Sophia Martin, Sabrina Martin, Matthew Martin and Jessica Askins; his sister, Jackie Bodley, and her husband, Bud, of Burbank; brother-in-law Leroy Daley, of Parkdale; and Niles George and his wife, Rena, of Parkdale.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in William’s name to the William F. Askins Memorial Scholarship at Washington Federal.
Private family inurnment will be held at Idlewilde Cemetery in Hood River.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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