Claudene Douglas Atkinson

Looking up Mrs. Atkinson on the Internet, I doscovered she passed away in hospice on May 2004, her maiden name was Douglas. She died in Ingram Texas, her son Mark Douglas Atkinson is a judge and spouse survives her as of this obit in the paper. Her full name was Claudene Douglas Atkinson, she was married 57 years.
The obit states she was teacher, actress, counselor. Well we know what a wonderful person she was and now she sits with Angels in the sky!!! Sadly missed but it looks like she had a good long life. She was born November 17, 1928. Three lucky grandchildren.
What a lady!!!
Linda Davies

Claudene Douglas Atkinson
17 Nov 1928 - 8 May 2004

CLAUDENE DOUGLAS ATKINSON, 75, born on November 17, 1928, in Wichita Falls, Texas to Walter Claude and Marguerite Fletcher Douglas, died at her Ingram home on May 8, 2004.Claudene Douglas married Gene Atkinson in Houston on January 25, 1947. During their 57 years of marriage, in addition to being a homemaker she had worked successfully as a professional actress, a high school and college teacher, a counselor, and a college administrator. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Gene Atkinson of Ingram; son, Judge Mark Douglas Atkinson and wife, Vicki, of Houston; grandsons Richard, Jacob, and Joshua Bowen and Samuel Atkinson of Houston; brother, Claude C. Douglas, and wife, Carolyn of San Angelo. Memorials may be addressed to Peterson Hospice (1121 Broadway, Kerrville, Texas 78028) or to First United Methodist Church Building Fund (321 Thompson Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028), or to a charity of one's choice. A loving wife, friend, mother, and grandmother, she will be missed terribly! Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/14/2004.

Claudene Douglas Atkinson
INGRAM — Claudene Douglas Atkinson, 75, born on Nov. 17, 1928, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Walter Claude and Marguerite Fletcher Douglas, died at her Ingram home on May 8, 2004, following a long battle with a rare neurological disease.

Gene Atkinson
July 20, 1925 - October 18, 2008
Dr. Gene Atkinson passed away on October 18, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas. He was 83 years old. Gene was born June 20, 1925, in Houston. He graduated from Milby High School, received his Bachelor of Arts in physics from Rice University and earned his Master’s and Doctor of Education degrees from the University of Houston. He served as Associate Dean of Instruction and professor of physical science at California State College at Long Beach, before returning to join the faculty at the University of Houston. At UH, Gene served as Associate Dean of the College of Education, Assistant Dean of Faculties, Office of the Executive Vice President and Dean of Faculties. He was also Chairperson for the Department of Administration and Supervision, and Director for the Center for International Education, College of Education. He served on numerous committees involved in research and accreditation of university programs throughout Texas. Gene traveled abroad to assist in the establishment of university programs in France, Brazil and Mexico. He was very active as an amateur radio enthusiast, with the call letters K5AZ. After retirement, he served several terms as an elected member of the Ingram, Texas Independent School District School Board. He was very active in committee work and teaching at the First United Methodist Church of Kerrville. Gene retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Commander. He served in World War II and the Korean War. Gene was predeceased by his wife Claudene Douglas Atkinson, his father Smith Bachman Atkinson, mother Nellie Shaffer Atkinson, and sister Donna Lee Atkinson. He is survived by his second wife, Vivian Shaw Atkinson, his son, Mark Douglas Atkinson and daughter-in-law Vicki, as well as grandsons, Richard Evans Bowen, Jacob Austin Bowen, Joshua Earl Bowen and Samuel Douglas Atkinson, sisters Ruth Atkinson Vetter and Beverly Atkinson Booher and brother-in-law, Cletis Booher. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Glenna Shaw Garcia and husband Edmundo, Suzanne Claire Hamilton and husband Allen, Stuart Dunlop Shaw and wife Kimi, and Vivian’s grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church, Kerrville, Texas. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Fund, 321 Thompson Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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