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Biography[]

Rudger Clayton Atkin was born 18 March 1926 in St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States to Rudger Clawson Atkin (1904-1989) and Leona Cox (1905-1992) and died 27 June 1999 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Barbara Joy Vanderweyst (1929-2013) 10 March 1948 in Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States.

Obiturary[]

Rudger Clayton Atkin, a prominent livestock operator, civic and religious leader, has died at age 73.

Atkin was a third-generation cattle rancher on the Arizona Strip who became an ambassador for the cattle industry and was recognized as Cattleman of the Year by state and national associations. Atkin died Sunday. Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. George East Stake Center. Burial was to follow at the St. George Cemetery.

In addition to ranching, Atkin helped judge Dixie Roundup queen contests and served as Lion's Club president, Dixie Roundup chairman and served on the Lion's Club committee for several years.

For many years, Atkin, his father and his brother Sid ran the Sugar Loaf Cafes, and Clayton was a founding director of Dixie State Bank (now First Security Bank) and assisted with SkyWest Airlines.

Clayton also served on the St. George City Council from January 1964 through December 1967.





Siblings[]

#g1: Offspring of Rudger Clawson Atkin (1904-1989) 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)



Vital Records[]

Military Service[]

  • 23 May 1944 - U.S. Navy Induction at Fort Douglas, Utah

St. George Gravestone[]

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