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October 17, 1929

April 15, 2014

Barbara Atkinson passed away on Tuesday, April 15, at home after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born on October 17, 1929, to Leon and Martha Beebe in Salinas, California, her family moved to Santa Cruz when she was a toddler and then to Reno in 1942 where she met and married her lifetime love in 1948. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Thomas Atkinson. They have 4 children: Thomas (Tommie Kay), Richard (deceased), Shirley Orton (Gene), and Neil (Kathy). They have 7 grandchildren: Alicia, Desiree, Ryan, Daniel, David (deceased), Zachary, and Jacob. They have 6 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Larry Beebe (Marlene), and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her mother, father, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

Throughout her life, she was active in a number of community organizations from PTA and Boy Scouts to Beta Sigma Phi and Kiwanis. She raised her children while working in the medical profession and returned to the University of Nevada to graduate with honors in 1985. She retired from the Washoe County District Attorney's Office, Family Support Division.

She was an active member of St. Mark's Fellowship, North Reno Kiwanis, Good Sam's, and was committed to contributing to the Community Outreach program. She loved to travel the world, the country, and this state. She was a strong, courageous, and generous woman, wife, and mother.

Services will be held at Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave., on Monday, April 28, at 1:30 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations to Evelyn Mount's Community Outreach or any community charity in her name will be greatly appreciated.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Apr. 18 to Apr. 20, 2014
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