Obituary – Rulon J. Atkinson
Kamas — Rulon J. (Jarv) Atkinson, 80, died peacefully at his home in Samak on August 14, 2008 from cancer. He was born on May 27, 1928 in Frances, UT to Wilby and Katherine Jones Atkinson. On September 4, 1964 he married his loving sweetheart Betty Mitchell Kayer in Las Vegas, NV.
Rulon was a man who loved the simple things of life. The many family and friends who surrounded him during his last days were a testament to his wisdom and kindness. He served in the army in Japan shortly after the end of WWII. It was the only time he ventured far from his beloved Kamas valley. Most of his life he worked as a miner in and around Park City. The past 14 years, he has worked for the Kamas Ranger district of the forest service. He was a member of the LDS church.
His is survived by his daughters, Linda Price (Larry), Sandy, UT and Paulette Campbell (Larry) of Salt Lake City, UT., a sister Norma Atkinson (Theron), Frances, UT; six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty, brothers Glen, Ivan, Alfred, and Warren Atkinson, sisters Doris Atkinson, Elaine Randall, and Beth Gordon.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday August 18, at Francis 1st Ward, 385 E 2200 S. Friends may call Sunday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Monday prior to the service from 10:30-11:30 a.m, both at the church. Interment in the Francis Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, Heber City.
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