Lyle Holliday Kelly Atkinson

Lyle Holliday "Kelly" Atkinson

Birth
Weston, Franklin County, Idaho, USA
Death 23 May 2011 (aged 89)
Holladay, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 70513350 · View Source
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Lyle Holliday Atkinson, known to many as "Kelly", age 89, passed away on May 23, 2011 in the Spring Creek Care Center. He resided at 3401 South 200 East in South Salt Lake, Utah at the time of his death.

He was born April 24, 1922 in Weston, Idaho to George R. Atkinson and Rosie Holliday. Lyle served in World War II as a decorated Marine. In his younger years he enjoyed Jr. and Sr. Golden Gloves boxing and teaching Tae Kwon Do. He was a master gardener and an accomplished artist. Lyle was an entrepreneur and created TV chairs, the Colonel Sander statues, and many other inventions.

He is survived by his brother, Blaine Atkinson; daughter, Kellene VanDorn; ten step-children; and many grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, his parents, brother, and sister.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Drive. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services.
Interment will follow in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on May 29, 2011.


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