February 25, 1928 - March 31, 2021
Pauline Perkins, age 93, of Allen, TX, passed away on March 31, 2021. She was born February 25, 1928, in Wichita Falls, TX, to Otha Franklin Williaford and Mildred Melvina (Edgin) Williaford. In her younger days, Pauline grew up moving cars around her father’s mechanic shop and helped her mom raise her four younger siblings. She married her high school sweetheart, Glenn Perkins, in Wichita Falls, TX when he returned from WWII. Early in their marriage, they settled in Houston, TX where she was a chairperson of the Garden Club, winning several awards for creating the world’s smallest flower arrangements among other fun gardening challenges. Later, the family moved to the Dallas area where Pauline ran a Border Shop with her family, worked for her daughter’s cellular phone business, served at Data Point, and eventually retired from E-Systems/Electrocom. She was adventurous and loved to travel. In retirement, Pauline and Glenn took to the open road, selling their home and traveling by RV across America with several Good Sams Clubs. After the loss of her husband, she enjoyed various part-time roles such as placing foreign exchange students in homes with AIFS. Between her continued travels with her singles RV club friends, Red Hat activities, Richardson Senior Center, and Plano Senior Center activities, she was always on the go. She was a friend to everyone. Pauline was an avid card and domino player (especially 42 and 84). She was a great partner and only put up with “talking across the table” from her granddaughters. She was eager to adhere to the rules of the game which was always entertaining! She loved learning to play new games and advancing her skills in more complex games like Pinochle and Bridge. Pauline was a talented painter and artist - gifting many of her paintings to friends and family to adorn their walls. Known as GG to her great-grandchildren, she was truly 93 years young as she spent her last few days on this earth winning a small jackpot at the casino, driving her daughter around shopping in her Jeep, and enjoying her new bathroom remodel. Pauline lived life to the fullest spending precious moments with her friends and family, until her heart disease finally won the battle. Consistent throughout her life, was her faith walk. She believed in God and accepted Jesus into her life in her youth. In recent years, Pauline traveled to Israel with her daughter and was baptized in the Jordan river as a reaffirmation and public profession of her faith. Pauline was ready to go when our Father called her home. Pauline’s favorite scriptures were: John 14:2-4, Luke 23:43, 2 Corinthians 5:8-10, Philippians 1:23, 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18, and 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends who knew and loved her and at the same time, the family is rejoicing that she is in paradise. Pauline is survived by her daughter: Marilyn A. Schaefer; grandchildren: Monty Throckmorton, DeeDee Schultz and husband Chris, MeLinda McCall and husband Jason; great-grandchildren: Kayla Schultz, Connor Schultz, Caden Schultz, Khloe Schultz, Samantha McCall, and Sydney McCall; and sisters: Dorothy Brown and Glenda Waddle. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Glenn C. Perkins; son: Richard Perkins; daughter: Debra Yvonne Perkins; brothers: Cecil Williaford, and Franklin Williaford; and her parents. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Chase Oaks Church – Legacy Campus in the Legacy Room, 281 Legacy Drive Plano, TX 75023. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Pauline lost two of her children to this disease and appreciates your contributions to help find a cure. https://www.cff.org/Give-Today/ This is My Message to You All “When Tomorrow Starts Without Me” (A letter to us all left by Pauline in her final pre-arrangements folder found after her passing.) A message to my wonderful family to let you know I’ve had near the perfect life. Good times, sad times, happy times, and a wonderfully happy, and healthy long life to love and enjoy my family, Daughter, Grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and last, but not least 52 wonderful years with my best friend and sweetheart, Glenn. I do not always understand why things happen as they do, but I’m very sure of one thing: The Lord will see you through. I am ready for Him and hope He uses me to share His love with others and help them find their way. Celebrate my life and death and make the most of life yourselves. I love you all so much until we meet again on the other side. I wish you all, all the happiness in the world and enjoy every day. Love, Mom, Grandmother, and G.G. (great grandmother) and Pauline (to my Friends).
Pauline Perkins, age 93, of Allen, TX, passed away on March 31, 2021. She was born February 25, 1928, in Wichita Falls, TX, to Otha Franklin Williaford and Mildred Melvina (Edgin) Williaford. In her younger days, Pauline grew up moving cars... View Obituary & Service Information
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