Mary Francis Atkins Heredia, age 87, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 in the Eskaton of Cameron Park, a caring and loving community of friends. Mary was born in Londonderry Ohio, April 30, 1931. Soon after high school she moved from Ohio to Santa Barbara California with her family. There she married and helped build a very successful Hobby and Craft business named Atkins' HobbyCrafts. While in Santa Barbara, she raised three children and became very involved in her beloved church, the Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara. Mary was very creative throughout her life and enjoyed creating beautiful things. She taught craft classes at the local college and wrote many craft books. Decorating her beautiful home, skiing, and involvement in her church were some of her favorite activities. Her charming and warm personality was always recognized and appreciated by all who met her and befriended her. When she moved to the Folsom/Cameron Park area in 2004, she became a key member of her senior community. Her eye for fashion was noticed by all who knew her. Mary is survived by her three children: Rick, Cynthia, and Sharon and her sister Kay. The immediate family will be having a private family gathering to honor Mary. Rather than flowers, those who wish can write a tribute to Mary on the Green Valley Mortuary website: http://www.greenvalleymortuary.com.