Obituary for Atkerson

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday October 06, 1999

Walter F. Atkerson, 74, a resident of Albuquerque for 62 years, died Friday, October 1, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Margaret of the family home; daughter, Miriam Newman and husband, Lloyd of Albuquerque; sons, John Atkerson and wife, Lorna of Bellvue, CO, and Jerry Atkerson and wife, Renee of Albuquerque; step-daughters, Donna Taylor and husband, Cookie, JoAnn Reddy and husband, Robby, all of Albuquerque; step-sons, Jay King and wife, Jane of Albuquerque, Bill J. King, George King and wife, Cris, all of Henderson, NV; sister, Betty McBaine and husband, Tilford of Columbia, MO; brother, Robert L. Atkerson of Corrales; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Mr. Atkerson was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Evelyn Atkerson. He was a father, husband and friend, who gave his love to everyone whose life he came in contact with. He was loved by all who had the opportunity to know him. Graveside services will be held Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, with Pastor John W. Atkerson officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry Atkerson, Jay King, Bill King, George King, Brent Newman, Cookie Taylor, Robby Reddy and Quentin Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Newman, James P. Davison, J.C. King, Joseph King, Kendall Atkerson, and Onan Atkerson. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ft. Collins' Calvary Chapel Church, 1318 Blue Spruce, Ft. Collins, CO 80524 or the National Kidney Foundation of NM, 4819 Prospect Ave. NE 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.