Pasty Karen Adkins Aliff, 72, of Waco, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 20th, 2016, after a sudden illness.
She was born on December 22nd, 1943 in Bob White, West Virginia to Dencal and Hester Adkins. She grew up in the Richlands, VA area and was a graduate of Richlands High School. She attended Radford College. She was also a faithful and active member of the Midway United Methodist Church.
Patsy lived an amazing and productive life in Virginia, Washington and Texas; raising three daughters. Patsy worked in the aerospace industry as an expeditor for the Boeing Company for nearly 30 years. Patsy was a very talented seamstress. She sewed all of her children's clothes when they were little girls. She was so proud when she saw her daughters in outfits she had made for them. She was generous and would sew anything for anyone who asked, including several wedding dresses. Patsy had many other talents including painting and jewelry making. She enjoyed taking classes at the community college to learn new arts and crafts.
Preceding her in death were husbands Arthur Lindsey Welch and Raymond Aliff, and her parents, Dencal and Hester Adkins, and nephew Greg Watson.
She is survived by daughter Karen Christie and husband Grady of Waco, TX, daughter Cynthia Welch of St. Augustine, FL; daughter Alicia Hopkins and husband Doane of Everett, WA, sister Daisy Watson and husband Arnold of Paintlick, VA; granddaughter Savannah Hopkins of Everett, WA, special friends Greg Dales of Vansant, VA and Teresa Dye of Richlands, VA; along with a host of other family and friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Providence Hospital and Providence Hospice Place in Waco, TX for their kind, courteous and professional care.
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