|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1948|
San Bernardino County
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 2011|
Edmond Lee Atkeson died on Jan. 27, 2011, of heart failure. He was 62 years old. He lived in Chino Valley, Ariz., for the past 11 years.
Ed was born in San Bernardino, Calif., and grew up in California and Oregon. Ed moved to Roseburg, Douglas Co., Oregon when he was 15. He was active in high school sports and the American Legion baseball program.
After graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Army in the Infantry and Military Police and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam. He was a deputy sheriff in Douglas County, Ore., for 13 years.
Although he and his family moved from Roseburg many years ago, they still had ties with the community through family and friends. He had been living in Chino Valley, Arizona for the past 11 years. His love of sports was shared with the children of the community and he was a well-known figure in all the youth sports activities.
Ed enjoyed fishing, camping and storytelling. He was active in the Chino Valley Little League for seven years and was known as Grandpa Ed in all youth sports around the community. He was also known for being generous and outspoken.
Ed is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth (Libby); his daughter, Sabrina Sutton; his grandson, Brian Sutton; and son-in-law Jeremy Sutton. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, especially Merle (Larry) Howard and Patricia Woodward; and many nieces and nephews.
(Data from his obits published in the Prescott, AZ "Daily Courier" on Feb. 3, 2011 and the Roseburg, OR "The News-Review" on Feb. 1, 2011.)
BELOVED HUSBAND, FATHER, AND GRANDFATHER
Prescott National Cemetery
Plot: Section B, Row J, Site 196
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65120160