Gillies Funeral Chapel


Jenny Atkinson

Jenny Atkinson

June 10, 1981  ~  August 10, 2012

Viewing: Thursday, August 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.

Funeral services: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery.

BRIGHAM CITY - Our loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Jenny Atkinson, 31, was found on Friday, August 10, 2012. She was born on June 10, 1981 in Brigham City, Utah, a daughter of Arthur Henry and Penny Dahle Atkinson. Jenny was reared and educated in Brigham City, Utah. She was currently attending the BATC in Brigham City. She married James Hughes in Layton, Utah and they were later divorced. Jenny was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was currently attending the Victory First Assembly of God church in Brigham City. She loved watching her son, Jace play his sports. She also liked to go horseback riding, loved music, reading the bible and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. The family would like to thank all those who prayed and helped find her and a special thanks for the family support. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to go to America First to offset funeral expenses and for her son, Jace. Jenny is survived by her son, Jace; her parents, Art and Penny; six siblings, Chad Atkinson, Draper; Sheree (Beau) Thomas, Temple, Texas; Eric (Tysha) Atkinson, Nibley; Greg (Adrienne) Atkinson, Willard; Lori ( Scott) Maltby; Perry; Richard Atkinson, Brigham City and 13 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.. Family will greet friends on Thursday, August 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

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Although I didn't know Jenny well, other than as one of my customers at Common Cents, I will miss her smile at her determination. I pray for you all as a family and especially for Jace. May you feel peace.

Shawna Ferguson


I am so sorry too hear about Jenny. I thought the world of her.She had a smile that could light up the world. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. Give the little guy lots of love and lots of hugs.
Keep her memories alive because she was someone that will never beforgotten!

Patty Carter


Dear Sheree, Lori, Penny, Art and other family members:

We will always remember the wonderful time we spent with Jenny and Jace when they visited Temple. We had many laughs, games, photos, and a loving time together. We are sending big hugs, deep sympathy, and peace from God to you all.

Kimberly, Jay and Katherine Burke


Dear Atkinson family,

We are heartsick to hear about Jenny. We may not know, or understand why we are asked to face such hard challenges and heartache. But I have faith in our Father and that he does love us and has a plan for each and every one of us. You will see your sweet sister, daughter, aunt again. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.


Gary and Shirley Cook


Art and Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. May God bless your family at this time of suffering.

Jim and Lori Morris


RIP Jenny. You will truly be missed!

Reyna Baca


Atkinson Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Jennifer. Remember the happy times and hold close the fact that you will be reunited with her again in Glory one day.

Our condolences and love,

Rusty & Erika Schulten


Dear Atkinson Family:
I am so so sorry to hear about the loss of Jenny. She was such a sweet girl with a beautiful smile! I hope and pray you can find comfort and peace during this difficult time.
With Love,

Melanee Price
(And Dan and Lesa Price Family)


Jenny used to be the paper delivery girl. We were on her route. That was 15 years ago. I can still see her beatiful smile as she zooms past us on her blue 3 wheeler bicycle. She later became a friend of my daughter and our family. Jenny's zest for life and determination to live a full life remains etched into my heart and soul.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful daughter. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. For her son I pray for strength. God Bless!

 Dawn Engen


I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I had the right words, just know I care. Jenny, was a good person and I will miss seeing her BIG cheerful smile around town. Sending you hugs and positive thoughts your way.


Paula Jo Gomez
and Family



My heart and thoughts and prayers go out to your sweet family. I am so so sorry for your loss. ((hugs)) Especially to her little boy.

 A. Evans


Dear Art, Penny, and Kids,

I am saddened to hear of the loss of Jenny.  I will always remember her happy spirit bugging me and Lori as we played at your house. She was the sweetest girl and had a fabulous smile.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.  I know she is with a Loving Heavenly Father who loves her.  You are all such an amazing family!

Loves, hugs, and prayers
Emily (Waters) Hall and family


 I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter Jenny...She was a very sweet girl and really  started to know Jenny when she went to the womans retreat with church...I pray that God will give you comfort and peace beyond all understanding at this time...My heart goes out to the family and will be praying for you all....I am a member of First Baptist Church of Brigham City and please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist the family in getting threw your time of grief...

Brenda Lorick





 I don't even know where to start.. Your daughter changed my life the first time I met her in 7th grade, she opened my eyes and made me see that there is good in this world. I'm so sorry for your loss! I wish I could have been there to help find her and bring her home safe. It comforts me to know that there is such an amazingly beautiful souls looking down on me.  I love you Jenny may you rest in peace. My heart breaks for Jace and your entire family....

Shawnee Dustrud


My prayers and thoughts of comfort to the Jace, family, and to friends.
 Jenny you will be missed, but not forgotten.

Meri(Kano) Thomas


I am so sorry for your loss. Jenny was such a sweetheart. I had her in a lot of my classes in school from jr. high to high school and she was always smiling when i would see her. she had such a great spirit and just seemed like a ray of sunshine. She took part in Sunrise Discoveries with me in jr high and i got to know a lot about who she was and it's so heartbreaking to know that she is gone now. Gone but definitely not forgotten.   God Bless and lots of love to you all.

Amanda Tea


We are so sorry to hear about your wonderful daughter. May you be comforted by a gracious Heavenly Father and friends and family at this time.  We love you all.

Craig and Dessa Hardy(cousins forever!)


I didn't know Jenny that well, but I do remember her from high school and I cannot believe that I have already been proceeded by a few of my classmates already. Jace my heart goes out to you, you are a strong young man and you are surrounded by your loved ones. Know that you will again see your Mom and that you mean the world to her. I am trully sorry and I am greatly saddend to hear this news.

Sharlee Nixon


 I know ur no longer on earth in body but in spirit u always will be. I will miss our times together.i will always remember your huge smile. I. Will miss u.  My condolences go out to the family and lil jace. Bless his heart that his mommy will remain in his heart forever

Daniel Gallegos


The last time I saw Jennie was in June. We sat together on my front porch as she told me about her fresh joy in Jesus, and the love she knew in her relationship with Him. I thank God for this memory-- it makes me smile when I think of her. Jennie's joy and delight in Jesus is now completely fulfilled with Him, where there are no tears, and there is no more sadness or mourning. Her loving Lord is singing and dancing with her! Praise God for His unspeakable grace to us all.

 Dorothy Catlin


When I first heard about Jenny being missing I hoped against hope that she was not your Jenny. I just want you and Art to know that my heart goes out to you for all you have suffered and continue to deal with. It is painful to lose someone you love especially someone so young. I know that you know that death is not the end. Jenny's existance will continue and your family realationship will continue. I hope that the gospel will bring you peace. It has been a long time since I have seen you. Sincere Sympthay,

Joetta Hirschi


Jenny you always were very special and held a place in my heart.  I feel so bad that while I was troubled with my father dying and dropped off of the grid, you needed someone.  I wish I was there for you.  Although I am sad I know that you are in heaven and in peace.  I love you little missy.  :(

Brigitte Bjerrum


I'm sorry I couldn't be there for services, but I understand now, the greater purpose in my brief stay last year. God was giving me the chance to get to know, & bond with a very special, wonderful spirit, who touched my life in a way I'll always cherish. My prayers are with "all" the family, as is my love.



I have been remembering Jenny as a little girl in grade school with my kids. That smile still makes me smile. I have shared your sorrow in a small amount in comparison. Please know my prayers are with you.

Connie Edwards


Art and Penny, I am heartbroken to hear of Jenny's passing.  She was such a light to all who knew her and a true example of triumph in adversity.  I will never forget her smile!  We are praying for your family at this difficult time.

Kristen Gibby Walton


For a brief period of time, Jenny was one of my clients. I could always count on her to smile even after being the life coach that had to be a little rough on her. She had a sweet spirit and I will miss her. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this trying time.

Susan Psalmonds




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