Greta Lee Askins
Born in Chicago Illinois, August 2, 1946. On March 20, 1970 she married Jerry Askins and began a life shared over 50 years full of love, happiness, laughter, fun and travel.
She always had a love for children. As Kindergarten Director of Calvary Baptist Church she taught countless children to count, color, and use their manners. When she became a mother in 1974 to her only daughter, her life forever was filled with joy and excitement. She was known as Gi Gi to her grandchildren and anyone else who felt close to her.
She joined her husband at the helm of his business and together created Askins Polaris. Their hard work and effort paid off and afforded the opportunity to retire into a lifestyle of travel and leisure. During their journeys they formed lifelong friendships and unbreakable bonds with people across the country.
She was a member of the American Coach Association, South Central Chapter, Crusin’ Cajuns, the Texarkana Humane Society and the Red Cross. She was a strong advocate for the Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas.
Her zest for life was an inspiration to anyone who met her. She will be missed by all for many years to come. Survivors include her husband Jerry Askins; daughter and son-In –Law Nikki& Kevin Furlow: 3 grandsons and her mother Jeri Gunell.