Carrie Wilkins
Carrie Wilkins
  • September 23, 1926 - December 16, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Carrie Wilkins, a former Denver high school French teacher who retired in Columbia in 2002, died on December 16, 2017, at Tiger Place. She was 91.

Mrs. Wilkins died from complications of Alzheimer’s, a disease she was diagnosed with in 2005. She is survived by her step-daughter, Lee Wilkins Black, her son-in-law David Black, both of Columbia, her grand-daughter Miranda Atkinson and her husband Michael Atkinson, both formerly of Columbia and now living in Eugene, Oregon, and her great- grandson, Parker Atkinson, also of Eugene.

She was born on September 23, 1926, in Lafayette, La. In the early 1950s, she moved to Denver where she taught high school French and later co-ordinated foreign language instruction in the Aurora Public Schools. Many of her high school students went on to become French teachers. She earned a masters degree from the University of Colorado—Boulder. She retired from the Aurora Public Schools after 30 years of teaching.

She married Thomas B. Wilkins on December 27, 1974, in Denver, Colorado. He died in 1999.

A memorial service for Mrs. Wilkins will be held on Sunday, January 21st, 2018, beginning at 3:00p.m. At Tiger Place, 2810 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, MO.

Mrs. Wilkins will be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

Donations in her name may be made to the University of Missouri Carrie Wilkins Romance Language Scholarship Endowment.