|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1917|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||May 4, 2010|
Santa Barbara County
Olive Anna Atkinson, 92 of Santa Maria, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, May 4, 2010.
She was born on July 21, 1917 in Los Angeles, CA and was a long time resident of Salinas. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Olive was always kind, a friend to all, and always put others before her.
She lived by the following: We can't always choose the situations that life brings to us, but we can choose the attitude we will use to face them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Olga Spangenberg, her siblings, Barbara Hendon, Mary Engle, Fern Spangenberg, and her beloved son, Timothy Dale Atkinson.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Glen Atkinson of Santa Maria, four children, Jan Moffitt of Salinas, CA, Lisa Diane Briscoe of Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia, Julie McKinsey of Santa Maria, CA, Jon Atkinson of Mount Vernon, Washington, stepson, Terrance Swihart of Essexville, Michigan, 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one niece, Pennie Schmidke of Victorville, CA.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Friday, May 7, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the Struve and Laporte Chapel.
Internment will take place at the Garden of Memories, 850 Abbott Street, Salinas, CA.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Special Olympics.
Arrangements by Struve and Laporte Chapel.
Online condolences: www.struveandlaporte.com
Glen Dale Atkinson (1914 - 2011)
Garden of Memories
Created by: Kathy Burpo Woodworth
Record added: Nov 14, 2011
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