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Carl Hayden Atchison

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ATCHISON, CARL HAYDEN Carl Hayden Atchison passed away of natural causes the morning of October 19, 2008, at the age of 93. Hayden lived his life with a firm conviction to his beliefs and his country; and an unwavering dedication to integrity, honor, and love of those who stood beside him. Through his unending generosity and devotion, Hayden had a positive impact on all who were lucky enough to get to know him. Hayden was a born leader, respected by his peers in the oil and gas industry and the community. Hayden was born September 27, 1915, in Baltimore, Maryland, but spent most of his early years in Kansas and Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. Hayden served from 1942 to 1945 as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. After he was discharged, Hayden started working as a geologist in the oil industry in Kansas. He was a lifelong member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and his career culminated in the late seventies after being President of R. L. Burns Oil Company, headquartered in San Diego, CA. He loved golf, his favorite pastime, and was an active member of the La Jolla Country Club. Hayden survived his parents, William and Elizabeth Atchison, his sister, Ann Eichleberry, and his first wife, Ruth M. Walker, to whom he was married to for fifty-four years. He is survived by his wife, Ms. Connie Pineau Atchison, to whom he married in November, 2003. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Atchison, Sr., and his sister, Billy Jo Van Fossen, and their children. As per his request, Hayden was cremated and buried at sea. A Memorial Service will be held at the Pacific Regency, 3890 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122, on November 15th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the website: www.alz.org.
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 2, 2008
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