After a long, hard, valiant fight against multiple health challenges, Debra Jane Atkinson (69) peacefully passed away in Orem, Utah on April 27, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Debra was born December 2, 1952 in Heber City, Utah to Homer and Stella Murray. Debbie was raised in Heber and graduated from Wasatch High School. She attended Provo Trade Tech and worked as a secretary.
She married Stanley Atkinson on January 10, 1975 in Heber. They were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on November 20, 1995. Stan and Debbie moved to Ft. Bridger, Wyoming in 1978 where they raised their two daughters, Alice and Emily.
Debbie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in callings in the Primary, Young Women’s, and Relief Society. She loved many types of crafts, shopping, going to yard sales, and watching soap operas and game shows. She volunteered regularly at her daughter’s schools. Her greatest joy was her family and supporting her daughters and grandchildren in everything they accomplished. Debra was a friend to everyone she met with her kind and loving personality. Her strength and endurance were an inspiration to all.
Debbie is survived by her husband Stan, daughters Alice (Kirk) Lapray, and Emily (Cody) Perkins, both of Orem, Utah, and grandchildren Robert and Zoe Lapray. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother William, and sister Joan.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 3, at 11:00 am at Crandall Mortuary, 800 Uinta, Evanston. A viewing will be held at the mortuary from 6-8 pm on Monday and on Tuesday from 9:30-10:45.
The funeral will be live-streamed. Interment will follow in the Francis, Utah Cemetery, 2585 South SR 35, Francis, Utah.