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Afton Gwenda Edgel Atkinson
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1916
West Jordan
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 2012
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Afton Gwenda Edgel Atkinson, 96, died February 17, 2012 at the Golden Living Center of causes incident to age.

Afton was born February 9, 1916 in West Jordan, Utah, the daughter of Franklin James Edgel and Florence Adelaide Mildred Warner.

She married Vaughn Robert Atkinson on December 11, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, and subsequently moved to various regions of the country due to her husband's military service. They were married fifty-three years, resided in Sandy, and raised six children together.

Afton devoted her life to nurturing and caring for her family. She loved music, and made sure her children received musical training. She served in various callings, especially that of a teacher, in the LDS Church. She loved the outdoors, growing beautiful flowers and delicious fruits and vegetables, which she shared with family, neighbors, and friends.

Survived by daughters, Gwenda (DeWayne) Sperry, Shauna (Larry) Rhodes, and Carla (Dan) Jenkins; sons, Gaylen (Janeal) Atkinson, Monte (Gail) Atkinson, and Bryce (Lou) Atkinson; twenty-five grandchildren; fifty-four great-grandchildren; brother Val Stanton Edgel; and sister Clytie Edgel Barber. Preceded in death by her husband Vaughn; sisters Delsa Edgel Owen and Daphne Edgel Child; and brothers Silvion Frank Edgel and Max Edgel.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 in the Hillcrest First Ward Chapel, 8485 South 1000 East. Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the services.
Interment: West Jordan City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from February 22 to February 23, 2012. 
Family links: 
  Franklin James Edgel (1878 - 1962)
  Florence Adelaide Mildred Warner Edgel (1881 - 1976)
  Vaughn Robert Atkinson (1918 - 1995)
  Silvion Franklin Edgel (1910 - 2000)*
  Delsa Aleen Edgel Owen (1912 - 2010)*
  Clytie Edgel Barber (1914 - 2012)*
  Afton Gwenda Edgel Atkinson (1916 - 2012)
  Max Warner Edgel (1918 - 2012)*
  Val Stanton Edgel (1921 - 2013)*
*Calculated relationship
West Jordan City Cemetery
West Jordan
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
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Afton Gwenda <i>Edgel</i> Atkinson
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- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Feb. 22, 2012

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