Fern Pottle Atkinson, of Delray Beach, Florida, passed away on October 1, 2021, at the age of 91.
An accomplished and talented musician, Fern was working as a pianist at Abbey Delray South in Delray Beach, Florida, until her passing. Growing up in Hammond, Louisiana, in a musical family, she received her Bachelor of Music Education at Southeastern Louisiana College, where her father, Dr. Ralph Pottle, Sr. was the head of the music department.
After marrying Connie Atkinson from Highland Park, New Jersey, she became a beloved teacher of vocal music in the Highland Park school system for decades, as well as the choir director of the Methodist Church in Highland Park. Upon retirement in Florida, she continued playing piano, tennis, bridge, and won many awards in ballroom dancing competitions while in her 80s.
Fern is fondly remembered as being a very happy, positive person throughout her lifetime.
Fern Atkinson is survived by her daughter, Dawn Atkinson in San Rafael, California; her son, Con Atkinson in Highland Park, New Jersey; as well as three grandchildren, Meredith and Gregory Atkinson, and Devon Baldwin.