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Beverly Jean Adkins

January 5, 1943 - February 21, 2022

Beverly Jean Adkins of Plano, Texas passed away on February 21, 2022, at the age of 79. She was born on January 5, 1943, to Jack and Lillian (McCurdy) Smith in Lazbuddie, Texas.  Beverly worked her entire career in telecommunications and retired a regional vice president. She loved gardening and was very involved in the Master Gardeners Association in both Texas and New Mexico.  A lifelong progressive, Beverly lived her life fearlessly and willfully as a trailblazer in both her professional and personal endeavors. An avid biker and intrepid traveler, she reveled in new adventures, challenges and prided herself in always having far too many active projects and opportunities at any given time.  A prolific philanthropist, she strongly believed in sharing her time, efforts and resources towards making the world a better place for everyone.

She is survived by her son Marc Adkins and partner Julie Lovelady of Moore, Oklahoma, son Quinn Adkins of Madison, Wisconsin, daughter-in-law Cathy Adkins of Frisco, Texas and four grandchildren: Carl and Brigetta Adkins of Mustang, Oklahoma, Brandon and Ryan Stevens of Frisco, Texas; brother, Jack Finley Smith and wife, Shirley of Stephenville, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and beloved sister Kathy.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2022, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

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Quinn, Marc and family: Beverly was a wonderful woman and great neighbor in Plano. I will miss her creative wisdom, telling it like it is, beautiful landscape she kept up, her bravery to hop on a bike very shortly after hip surgery, and observing her kind relationship with her cats and community. May her soul and your family be at peace. Sheryl Wood, April 12, 2022 Beverly was such a kind and wonderful person. She was a great ambassador for our Earth-Kind Rose Program. I am deeply honored to have her as my friend and Earth-Kind teammate. Dr. Steve George, Texas A&M University, March 2, 2022 She will be missed by all who knew her. Linda D Hat Dunne, March 1, 2022 I loved Beverly and will miss her
Holle Tucker, March 1, 2022 Bev was the gril with round glasses and blond pig tails, a true tomboy. Turned into the gril with the pony tail. A FRIEND for life. Linda and I will miss are yearly phone call to catch up on her latest adventure’s. REST IN PEACE Bev. Ronald Elliott, March 1, 2022 Bev was my husband’s boss when we were adopting our son. Our 2 week trip turned into 3 and she was very supportive. When it came time to have our adoption hearing in Fort Worth she asked if she could join us and attended. I’ll always remember her. She was a wonderful woman who we remember fondly. Our condolences to her family. Sandy Lenhart, March 1, 2022 Bev & I were almost cousins! (Jerry Smith was our joint cousin!) I loved Bev so much! She was such a wonderful friend and confidant. Will miss her so much. Janice (Darling) Thompson , March 1, 2022 Beverly was a wonderful classmate and we shared a lot of fun times. May she rest in peace. Penny Burger, February 28, 2022