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1956 Joseph 2024

Joseph Ernest Atkinson

October 11, 1956 — February 2, 2024

Joe Atkinson a beloved husband, brother, and friend, peacefully passed away on February 2, 2024. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Atley and Dortha Atkinson; his brother Tom Atkinson; his sister Sara Killian; his son Eric Atkinson; as well as his mother and father-in-law, Lois and Vern Johnson.


Joe will be deeply missed by those who were fortunate to have known him. He is survived by his devoted wife, Lora Atkinson; his loving son, Nathan Atkinson; his caring sisters, Martha and Lorraine; and his brother, Matt Atkinson. Joe's memory will also be cherished by his dear in-laws: Nora and Manny Martinez, Tina and Bob Keeling, and Irene Garcia.


In life, Joe touched the hearts of many with his kind spirit, warm smile, and gentle demeanor. He had a way of making those around him feel valued and loved. Joe's unwavering faith in the Lord served as a source of strength throughout his life.


Joe's memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him. His legacy serves as a reminder of the importance of love, compassion, and faith in our shared human experience.

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Visitation for Joseph Ernest Atkinson

Friday, February 9, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Brown's Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel

904 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Funeral for Joseph Ernest Atkinson

Monday, February 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

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Graveside for Joseph Ernest Atkinson

Monday, February 12, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

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