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Eadith Heath Atkinson


1920 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Eadith Heath Atkinson Obituary
EADITH HEATH ATKINSON 1920 ~ 2014 Eadith (Eadi) Heath Atkinson, 94, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at a care center in Boise, Idaho. Eadi, the daughter of Effie and Frank B Heath, was born May 13, 1920 in Marshfield, OR. She graduated from Marshfield High, and attended the University of Oregon and Stanford University where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In October of 1942 Eadi married Frank Thompson (Tom) Atkinson, whom she met while attending the U of O. During the early years of their marriage they resided in Eugene, OR where they had one son, Frank. In 1947 they moved to Sherman Oaks and Inglewood, before finally building a home in Riverside, CA. In 2007 Eadi moved to Boise, ID to be near her son and his family. While living in Riverside, Eadi completed Bachelor and Masters level degrees from the University of Redlands.She and her husband were active members of the Great Dane Club of California. She worked in the Alvord School District in Riverside for 30 years, first as a 6th grade teacher, and later as a school counselor, and finally as the Principal of Arizona Middle School. Following her retirement she remained active in the community with the Riverside Womens Club, and as a volunteer at Riverside Community Hospital and All Saints Episcopal Church. She was an avid Bridge player, and devoted fan of the California Angels baseball team. Eadi is survived by her son Frank (Ellie) Atkinson; grandchildren Hillary (Marc) Harm, Cameron (Govai Pleas) Atkinson, Tyler (Sami) Atkinson, and Mallory (Joel Soden) Atkinson, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband Tom, the love of her life. Arrangements are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home, Boise, Idaho.


Published in Press-Enterprise on July 24, 2014
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