Jerri Adkins


Jerri Adkins, 73, of Mountain View, passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, at her home with family by her side.

Geraldine Kaye Adkins (Jerri) was born on Sept. 6, 1949, in Evanston, to Ole A. and Mary Virginia (Watson) Jacobsen.

Jerri graduated from Mountain View High School.

Jerri married Ted Adkins, in Evanston, on Dec. 21, 1974, and they spent their early years working in Evanston. In 1980, they found the perfect place in Mountain View to make their home, enjoy life together and raise their daughter, Kim.

Jerri was employed by and retired from Uinta County Road and Bridge as secretary and roller equipment operator for paving projects.

Jerri enjoyed reading, hunting, camping, boating, fishing, quilting, crafting, sewing, watching rodeos, dancing with Ted and spending time with her family and friends.

Jerri was a member of the Fort Bridger American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 36 for 42 continuous years. She served as Department of Wyoming Auxiliary President in 1994-95 and held many other offices, committees, and chairmanships at the unit, district and state levels.

She is also a member of the Robertson Willow Creek Homemakers Club and St. Helen’s Catholic Church.

Jerri is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Ted; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Robert Michaels; stepsons, Ted Keen and Todd Keen; as well as many friends, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

She is survived by her sister, Karen (Garie) Henry; brother, Jack (Christie) Jacobsen; daughter, Kim (Kyle) Gray; stepson, Tom Keen; grandsons, Zachary Gray, JT Gray and Seth (Aubrey) Gray; granddaughters, Miranda Keen, Laken Dobell and Haley Mahan; great-granddaughters, Adeline Joy Gray and Leila Jane Gray; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and amazing friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Fort Bridger, followed by a light luncheon and celebration of life at the American Legion Post 36, also in Ft. Bridger.