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Dawn Atkinson Finley
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Birth: Feb. 23, 1938
Death: Jul. 13, 1991

I have thought long and hard about what to say about my aunt Dawn. There just are not words enough to describe what a wonderful person she was. She was a strong woman, who raised her family of seven kids. Her legacy continues as she would be a great grandma by now. She died of cancer at the age of 53 and left us all to watch over each of us from heaven. I think of her often and miss her very much.
She was survived by her husband John, who later joined her, her seven kids (her son Robert "Bob" Finley has since joined his parents), and what has grown to 22 grandkids (Cinda and Mike Nanos have gone on to join her since her death), and several great grandkids. Not to mention all extended family of sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.
She was second to youngest of a family of 12 kids born to Elsie Naomi and Lawerance Guy Atkinson in Woods Cross, UT. She raised her family in Salt Lake City. She cared for everyone and assisted some of her siblings and her parents while they were ill/dying. She was a person you could count on being there and always made one feel special just for being with her.
My aunt Dawn was one of the greatest people I could ever hope to know and cant wait to be with her again some day. I can feel her in things that I do along the way and find comfort in knowing she is there for me. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lawrence Guy Atkinson (1886 - 1949)
  Elsie Naomi Everett Atkinson (1903 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  John Joseph Finley (1933 - 2001)
 
 Children:
  Robert Lynn Finley (1958 - 2005)*
  Larry Dean Finley (1959 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edna Atkinson Vawdrey (1906 - 1997)**
  Hannah Pauline Atkinson Boulton (1908 - 1957)**
  Lawrence Campbell Atkinson (1911 - 1993)**
  Stillborn Boy Atkinson (1915 - 1915)**
  Lee Rudy Atkinson (1916 - 1985)**
  Roy E. Atkinson (1923 - 1955)*
  Carl Cecil Atkinson (1925 - 2004)*
  Keith Atkinson (1926 - 1927)*
  Jim Henry Atkinson (1927 - 1934)*
  Lucille Atkinson Potter (1929 - 1997)*
  Ruth Atkinson McGuire (1930 - 2000)*
  Jay Atkinson (1931 - 1990)*
  Dawn Atkinson Finley (1938 - 1991)
  Joe Guy Atkinson (1939 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bountiful Memorial Park
Bountiful
Davis County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: Terri Brimhall
Originally Created by: Barbara Anne (Brownell) ...
Record added: Sep 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29829636
Dawn <i>Atkinson</i> Finley
Added by: Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
 
Dawn <i>Atkinson</i> Finley
Added by: Terri Brimhall
 
Dawn <i>Atkinson</i> Finley
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Added by: John Warnke
 
 
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- Terri Brimhall
 Added: Jul. 20, 2017
Miss you so much. I hope your enjoying your birthday.
- Terri Brimhall
 Added: Feb. 23, 2017
Happy birthday aunt Dawn. I love you very much. You are deeply missed.
- Terri Brimhall
 Added: Feb. 23, 2016
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