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Rudger Clawson Atkin was born 24 June 1904 in St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States to Joseph Thompson Atkin (1863-1938) and Susie Jane Fawcett (1875-1962) and died 22 July 1989 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Leona Cox (1905-1992) 4 February 1925 in St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States.

Rudger Atkin was a life-long resident of St. George, Utah. From an early age he worked in the livestock business. He founded the R. C. Atkin Inc. Cattle Ranch, served on the district Grazing Advisory Board and as director of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association.

LDS Church Service

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Rudger C. Atkin, president of the St. George Utah Temple 1963-70.

He was an active member of the LDS Church and served a mission in England. During his church service he was a member of the St. George East Ward bishopric, served in the St. George Stake presidency, as stake president of the St. George Utah Stake.

In 1961 that stake was split and he became president of the newly formed St. George Utah East Stake. He also served as St. George Utah Temple president for nearly eight years.

Civic Service

In addition, he was a member of the Washington County Draft Board, Washington County Commission, the National Association of County Officials and was one of the organizers of the Five County Association of Governments, serving a term as chairman. He was a member of the Utah State Fair Board, Utah State Economic Development Board, Dixie College Advisory and Institutional Councils and served on the board of trustees for the Dixie Health Care Foundation.



Children


Offspring of Rudger Clawson Atkin and Leona Cox (1905-1992)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rudger Clayton Atkin (1926-1999) 18 March 1926 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States 27 June 1999 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States Barbara Joy Vanderweyst (1929-2013)
Lou Jean Atkin (1927-2020)
Lee Clawson Atkin (1932-2003)
Sidney Joseph Atkin (1934-2018)
Bruce Cox Atkin (1939-1970) 6 February 1939 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States 22 May 1970 Lake Forest, Lake County, Illinois, United States
Dennis Warren Atkin (1940-1941)



Siblings


Offspring of Joseph Thompson Atkin (1863-1938) and Eleanor Walker (1870-1896)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eleanor Walker Atkin (1890-1924)
Joseph Thompson Atkin (1892-1963)
Harvey Atkin (1894-1896)
Rachel Walker Atkin (1896-1987) 16 July 1896 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States 13 December 1987 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States Alfred Lockington Bleak (1896-1939)


Offspring of Joseph Thompson Atkin (1863-1938) and Susie Jane Fawcett (1875-1962)
Name Birth Death Joined with
LeGrand Fawcett Atkin (1899-1913)
Ruth Atkin (1902-1940)
Rudger Clawson Atkin (1904-1989) 24 June 1904 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States 22 July 1989 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States Leona Cox (1905-1992)
Wendell Atkin (1906-1907)
Anthony William Atkin (1908-1997)
Naomi Atkin (1912-1985)
Janice Atkin (1913-1914)

Residences

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