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Albert LaDell Atkinson

Albert LaDell Atkinson

November 25, 1934  ~  June 6, 2013

Viewing: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening and Monday morning from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the Hyrum Stake Center

Funeral services: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hyrum Stake Center Chapel, 600 S. 200 E., Hyrum

Interment: Hyrum Cemetery

Albert LaDell Atkinson, age 78, passed on to the next step in our eternal progression on Thursday, June 6th, 2013. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Due to ongoing heart problems throughout LaDell’s life, he had to endure several open heart surgeries as well as being fitted with a Left Ventricular Assisted Device (LVAD) in 2006. “The Heart Failure Program and LVAD Team at IHC that treated me over the years and made it possible for me to live a long and happy life with my eternal companion Linda Atkinson”. LaDell is survived by his 4 children. Mitchell (Chalee), Phoenix, AZ, Tracy (Suzanne), West Jordan, UT, Trina (Dave) Nielsen, Hyrum, UT, Tifany (Jimmy) Miller, Hyrum, UT and son-in-law, Keith Ferguson. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. LaDell was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all of his life. He was married to Linda Beth Allen in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple on April 21, 1961. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University, and remained a faithful Utah State Aggie. He raised his family in his hometown of Hyrum, Utah. For the remainder of his career he commuted through the canyon to Thiokol for 9 years and to Hill Air Force Base for 36 years, where he worked as an electrical engineer. His favorite pastimes included hunting, fishing, and camping in the outdoors. He loved the Blacksmith Fork Canyon area with all of his heart. He was a member of the Old Ephraim Mountain Men club (known as “Sir Hood”) and attended many rendezvous. Hunting was his greatest passion, and he enjoyed all aspects of being in the mountains with his sweetheart Linda and his other family members. "LaDell served his family and those he knew selflessly and with all the energy of his heart." The family would like to thank AFI Hospice for their loving care of LaDell. LaDell was preceded in death by his father, Orlando (Jenny) Atkinson, his mother, Agnes May (Harvey) Merrill, and his daughters, Tricia, and Jolie. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hyrum Stake Center Chapel, 600 S. 200 E., Hyrum. There will be a viewing from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening and Monday morning from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the Hyrum Stake Center. Interment will be at the Hyrum Cemetery. Funeral direction is under Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, UT.

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Tifany, I am know it has been close to 20 years since we have seen or spoken with each other. I do think about you as I pass through Hyrum on occasion and have wondered where you are. I am sorry to see that your father has passed away, seeing his obituary brought back fond memories of the Black Smith Fork Mountain Man Rendezvous over Memorial Days. You will be in my thoughts and my prayers Tifany and Trina.

Valorie Brown Barber


Dear Aunt Linda and cousins,
I was saddened to hear about Uncle Ladell passing away. And just when I was starting to get to know you guys again after all these years. I was glad when you Aunt Linda and Uncle hugged me and welcomed me in your home and took me to the cabin just like I had never been away. I am glad I had the pleasure to get to know Uncle Ladell a little bit again before he passed away. I am sorry I did not see him more recently than last year. I love all you guys and my thoughts are with your family at this time. I will see you at the funeral.

Sharee Allen Simonsen


We are sorry for the loss of your eternal companion. We really were honored for the memories you shared over the many years. We met in 1983 at our 1st CVR encampment and never looked back. May God pour out His Blessings upon you at this time.

Ed & LeAnn Lloyd Traveler & Whirlwind


Many memories we had. You were a friend and you family was/still is an asset in my life. Choose a good resting spot for the rest of us that will follow and you will be remembered at RDVU and in out hearts as well. Sir Hood, it was a pleasure, Mad Hatter, OEMM

David Cole


To family,
Very sorry to read of the passing of your dear loved one . Life is such a precious gift and yet so short-lived for the time we exist. We are comforted by the hope of the resurrection. God holds out this wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said " I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE THAT EXERCISES FAITH IN ME, EVEN THOUGH HE DIES, WILL COME TO LIFE." Mark 5:38-43 is one of the nine accounts of one who were resurrected. What a blessed reason to hope in Jehovah God. The gift of your memories of Mr. Albet will bring great joy and turn into a treasure. You will receive strength through prayer to God, you will feel comfort by the loving concern of your God-fearing friends, and you will be uplifted by studying God's Word. Trust in " the God of All Comfort " Psalms 83-18

Diane Larochelle


What a shock to hear of Ladell's passing. may God be with you in the coming days Linda and Family. HE WILL SURELY BE MISSED BY US ALL.Love you Linda--

-- ME








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