Veronica Adkins Kumeyaay

Veronica Adkins went home to be with Our Father and Lord Jesus on November 17, 2004

Veronica Adkins was born on November 4, 1962 to Bernice Hyde and Richard Adkins. She resided in San Diego until 1971 when she moved to Bakersfield until 1983, and then moved to Porterville. She moved back to San Diego in 1993 and took an active role in her tribal government and businesses.

Veronica Adkins enjoyed her life, her school, her friends, singing, cooking, sports, and was an exceptional party hostess — she loved to entertain.

Every holiday, birthday and family gathering, Veronica would host special dinners, including karaoke and pool parties; having family and friends in her home, Veronica made everyone feel welcome.

Veronica graduated medical school and earned a job as the office manager of the Sycuan Medical and Dental Clinic on the reservation.

Veronica Adkins was duly elected to the Sycuan Tribal Council and served one four-year term as councilwoman.

Veronica, affectionately known as "Meaty," is truly missed by all who knew her, but more so by her family. She wanted them to party and enjoy life after she went home to be with the Father, and not to morn her passing, but to celebrate her departure.

Veronica is survived by her mother, Bernice Hyde, her father, Richard Adkins, and step-mother, Judy Butler-Adkins; her sons Xusha Robinson, Michael Allen, and Tevin Allen; her daughters Candelita Billingsly, Tiffaneyi Adkins, and Tianne Allen; her granddaughter, Samantha Robinson; her three brothers; her seven sisters; her 11 nephews; her 12 nieces; including great nieces and great nephews.

-From the Sycuan pow-wow magazine obituary (edited by G. BALLARD)


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