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Ruth Atkinson

d. January 4, 2024

Lovell, Wyoming

Ruth Elaine Atkinson passed away peacefully on January 4th, 2024, surrounded by her children.  Ruth was born on June 3rd, 1945, to Allen Shambaugh and June Lytle in Buffalo, WY, the fourth child of six.  She grew up on a ranch just south of Buffalo. 

She and Warren (Bud) Carpenter married and lived in Cody where they had four children, Echo, Keely, Simon, and Jack.  She had many hobbies including running, gardening, and ballet skiing. 

Ruth married Donald Atkinson and moved to Casper where she helped manage several businesses.   After retiring, they moved to Lovell Wyoming.

Ruth was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many capacities.  She had a steadfast love for and faith in our Savior Jesus Christ.

Ruth was known for her sweet, kind, and loving nature.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Allen and June, husband Donald Atkinson and two of her brothers Eddy and Denny. 

Ruth is survived by her two sisters, Bonnie Galloway (Roy) of Green Valley, Arizona and Carol Herman of Buffalo, Wyoming and one brother Jim (Sue) Shambaugh of Buffalo, Wyoming; her daughters Echo (Troy) Caldwell, Keely (Lyle) Brimmer and by her sons, Simon (Luci) Carpenter and Jack (Jill) Carpenter.  She is also survived by her 11 grandchildren: Justin Brittany, Jaclyn, Jessica, James, Juliette, Cameron, Quinten, Hugh, Daisy, and Cyrus and four great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 13th, 2024, in Casper, WY at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints 1922 Poplar Street.  The viewing will be at the church from 9:00 to 9:45.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

1922 S Poplar St, Casper, WY 82604

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