Nila E. Atkins, 88, died on Feb. 22, 2020, in Redlands. She had been a resident of Calimesa for 12 years.
She was born June 21, 1931, in Santa Maria.
Nila married John F. Atkins on June 14, 1949, in Orcutt. She was a preschool teacher. Nila loved being a mom and enjoyed sewing.
Her husband, John F. Atkins, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sons Greg Atkins of Calimesa, Steve Atkins of Canon City, Colo., and John Atkins of Grand Junction, Colo., daughters Colleen Lopez of Pueblo, Colo., and Helen Fogle of Calimesa, sister Rosalie Lentz of Las Vegas, Nev., and sister-in-law Rena Musico of Santa Maria, 15 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren.