Nina Lynette (Placid) Atkins born March 22, 1953 died Sept 21, 2018 in Olympia, WA. She is survived by her four children Angela (Derek) Bowen, Joseph (Whitney) Lamping, Leanne Lamping, Nina Ecklund. Her grandchildren Kyra Bowen, Kiona Rivers, Josephine Lamping, Hyden Blanton, Avery Goble, Lonnie Clevenger, Lachelle Jones. Great grandchildren Rider and Julian Jones, four brothers and sisters Ricky Placid, Ernie Gruetzmacher, Terry Gruetzmacher and Dale Gruetzmacher. She is preceded in death by her mother Myrtle Placid and a brother Joseph Placid.
Nina is a great granddaughter of Mary Kiona. She enjoyed teaching her grandchildren their native culture and traditions of how to care and love for the land and animals.