Arnett J. Atkinson

July 10, 1935March 12, 2014
Play Tribute Movie

Arnett J. Atkinson born July 10, 1935, rested March 12, 2014. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 24 years. He then continued his career at Hughes Missile Systems for the next 15 years. He was a very loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is preceded in passing by his wife, Theresia (Wally) Atkinson and parents Ruth and Frederick Atkinson. He is survived by his two daughters, Ursula (Carlos) Aguirre and Monika (Richard) Fagan, brother B.W. (Gretchen) Atkinson, two grandchildren, Ricardo (Perla) Aguirre and Cheri Fagan, three great-grandchildren, Alicia, Katheryn and Samantha Aguirre. He enjoyed the thrill of blackjack, even though he rarely won. He was a very genuine person who touched the hearts of everyone he knew! A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. at East Lawn Palms Mortuary and Cemetery with graveside service to follow. Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Arnett J. Atkinson

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


March 20, 2014

Remembering one of my most favorite members..heaven has one of the absolute most awesome angels there now..

Donna Vidal

March 19, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Arnie at Hughes and he always made my day! One of my fondest memories was every morning he would walk outside the back door and yell, "HELLO WORLD!" Such a kind was a pleasure to know you! God bless your family in this difficult time.

A. Piper

March 19, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincerest condolences. May you find some comfort in God's words at Matthew 5:4 where we read that "happy are those who mourn since they will be comforted”

Richard Lemons

March 18, 2014

"Arnie" was a great co-worker at Hughes Aircraft. Everyone enjoyed his presence, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. I know that he will be missed by his loving family and friends. My prayers are with you for comfort.

Lori Edwards

March 17, 2014

Cheri my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

March 15, 2014

What a fine human being is now gone--but not forgotten. He was my neighbor for over 30 yrs. He was a kind, helpful, soft spoken and gentle man. The world needs more men like Ed. He will be missed by so many. He fought a long hard battle and now he is at peace with no pain and has his well deserved rest. Joyce Evans