Aug. 4, 1962 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Joe was born to Lawerance Guy Atkinson and Elsie Naomi Everett Atkinson. He was the baby of the family. Joe died of cancer after being cared for lovingly by family members at the age of 22. He spent months of battling the disease and his sisters and mom cared for him tirelessly until his death, about a year after being diagnosed. He endured surgeries and treatments putting up a valiant fight.