OBITUARY

Ruth Green Atkinson

February 24, 1919February 21, 2011

RUTH ATKINSON, AGE 91, OF RALEIGH PASSED AWAY AT ST. PAUL’S VILLAS IN SAN DIEGO, CA. ON FEBRUARY 21, 2011. SHE WAS BORN FEBRUARY 24, 1919 IN ATLANTA, GA., MET HER HUSBAND RICHARD IN PITTSBURGH, PA., AND SPENT MOST OF HER ADULT LIFE IN GREENVILLE, BOONE AND RALEIGH, NC.

“HAVING COME THROUGH THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND A WORLD WAR, RUTH EARNED HER PLACE AS ONE OF BROKAW’S GREATEST GENERATION. SHE WAS MIDDLE AMERICA, ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT SAVING A DOLLAR FOR A RAINY DAY, QUICK WITH HER OPINIONS, A GREAT COOK AND HOME MAKER AND RESILIENT TO THE CORE. SHE LOVED HER FAMILY, CHRISTMAS, THE BEACH AND TRAVELING ABROAD.”

RUTH WAS IN CHARGE OF THE NC GOVENORS MANSION AND ALL IT’S ACTIVITIES DURING THE HOLSHOUSER ADMINISTRATION. LATER IN LIFE SHE TOOK GREAT JOY IN CARING FOR ALL THE BIRDS JUST OUTSIDE HER BACK PATIO AND REMINISCING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

RUTH WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER LOVING HUSBAND OF 58 YEARS RICHARD AND IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTER ANN AND HUSBAND KIM OF SAN DIEGO, CA, SONS DICKIE AND WIFE DULCE OF HOLDEN BEACH, NC AND CHUCK OF HOMESTEAD, FL. AND FORMER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW BETH OF JUPITER, FL. SHE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY 7 GRAND CHILDREN AND 5 GREAT GRAND CHILDREN.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD IN RALEIGH, NC AT THE MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME ADJACENT TO RALEIGH MEMORIAL PARK (7501 GLENWOOD AVE) ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011 AT 1:00PM WITH REV. DR. JOSEPH WARD OF WEST RALEIGH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OFFICIATING.

CONDOLENCES CAN BE SENT TO THE FAMILY AT WWW.MITCHELLATRMP.COM

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Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 26, 2011
  • Receiving Friends Saturday, February 26, 2011
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Barbara

February 25, 2011

My condolences to all in the Atkinson family. May the God of all comfort be with you in your time of grief (2 Cor. 1:3-7).

Barbara

February 25, 2011

My condolences to all in the Atkinson family. May the God of all comfort be with you in your time of grief (2 Cor. 1:3-7).

Deanna Marechal

February 24, 2011

What a wonderful" Second Mother "Ruth has been to me for many,many years..I always loved to be with her either at her home, at the beach,in California or anywhere she might be..I loved the way she said "Darlin " to me and how wonderfully well she accepted me into the family,and included my daughter and me at many Family Functions..It has been my blessing to have shared this friendship and love with her all these years..I will miss her tremendously and will always love and treasure MY RUTHIE..I thank all you Atkinsons for so generously sharing your Mom..My love and cares to all of you Deanna

Deanna Marechal

February 24, 2011

What a wonderful" Second Mother "Ruth has been to me for many,many years..I always loved to be with her either at her home, at the beach,in California or anywhere she might be..I loved the way she said "Darlin " to me and how wonderfully well she accepted me into the family,and included my daughter and me at many Family Functions..It has been my blessing to have shared this friendship and love with her all these years..I will miss her tremendously and will always love and treasure MY RUTHIE..I thank all you Atkinsons for so generously sharing your Mom..My love and cares to all of you Deanna

Michaels

February 24, 2011

I am sorry the loss of your bear love one. Death hurts and effect alot of people differently. Never turn your back on God, he provides the support that you need to get through this time. Praying changes things and provides answers that you need.

Michaels

February 24, 2011

I am sorry the loss of your bear love one. Death hurts and effect alot of people differently. Never turn your back on God, he provides the support that you need to get through this time. Praying changes things and provides answers that you need.

February 24, 2011

Ann, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Fondly,
Cindy Jordan Jenkins

February 24, 2011

Ann, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Fondly,
Cindy Jordan Jenkins

FROM THE FAMILY