Atchison, Olena Olena Atchison, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012 surrounded by family. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012 at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Dr., Arlington. Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23 2012 at Moore Funeral Home. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens. Olena was born in Weaver, Texas on May 7, 1920 to Arthur Harvey Davison and wife Bertha. In the mid 1920's the family moved to Sudan, Texas where she eventually met her future husband, Chester Atchison. They married in 1944, and lived in Dallas where she studied cosmetology at Nielson's Beauty School. She owned and operated The "Artistic" Beauty Shop in Oak Cliff until the mid 1970's. Olena had a long time interest in country music as the result of childhood friendships with the Bob Wills family that continued until her passing. Olena was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed. Survivors: Son, Samuel H. Atchison and wife, Sandy; daughter, Valeria Copeland and husband, Chris; grandchildren, Matthew Atchison and wife, Karen, Michael Atchison, Kristal Hill, Angela Copeland, Dara Springer and husband, Clint, Diana Schermerhorn and husband, Michael, Cathy Rogers and husband, Clayton, Cindy Mauldin and husband, Don, and many great-grandchildren.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on June 22, 2012