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Jane (Pincock) Atkinson

Born: Wed., Mar. 29, 1950
Died: Wed., Apr. 17, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 25, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 26, 2019
Location: LDS Church, Corner of Cedar and Poole

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Jane Pincock Atkinson, an elect lady, passed away peacefully at the age of 69 on April 17, 2019, at her home in Pocatello, Idaho surrounded by family. Jane was born March 29, 1950, in Pocatello to Kenton R and Shirley Almira Pincock.  


She graduated from Pocatello High School and 4-year Seminary in 1968, and was a member of Lambda Delta Sigma at the Idaho State University LDS Institute.


She married Ron L. Atkinson on June 12, 1970, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.


Jane worked at Albertson’s, IB&T, Union Pacific Railroad, and Stokes Grocery, but her most meaningful and enjoyable employment included 13 years as a bus driver and 7 years as the dispatcher for School District 25.


Jane was a hard worker. Her energy and enthusiasm were boundless, and she always went the extra mile in everything she did. She served faithfully throughout her life in various auxiliaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of her favorite callings were ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Ward Activity Committee Leader, YW President, Primary Nursery Leader, and Cub Scouts.


Jane loved being a homemaker and spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening and canning with her husband, and they willingly shared their bounteous harvest with others. 


Her children and grandchildren were the delights of her life. Each one felt special. Jane loved attending their activities and taking them on many adventures. 


Jane’s testimony of the Savior was evident as she lived a Christ-like life, and her service to others impacted many lives. She had great compassion and love for all, and she always welcomed everyone with a big smile.


Her unwavering love and support will be truly missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, brothers, sister, nieces, nephews, and her special friend, Marshall Hill.


Jane is survived by her husband, Ron; son Brian (Tracy) Atkinson of Boise, ID; daughter Jeanette (Troy) Gunnell of Smithfield, UT; 7 grandchildren—Christian, Connor, and Jordan Atkinson, and Mason, Mikayla, Lexi and Jaxson Gunnell; brothers David (Connie) Pincock of Idaho Falls, ID, Richard (Becky) Pincock and William (Marilyn) Pincock both of Pocatello, ID; and sister Alice (Larry) Ricks of Nephi, UT. 


Jane was preceded in death by her parents.


The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Encompass Health Hospice for their kind and attentive care.


 A celebration of Jane’s life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, April 26, 2019, at the LDS Cedar Chapel, 550 W Cedar, Pocatello, ID.  Viewings will be from 9:45-10:45 am the same day at the chapel and from 6:00-8:00 pm the evening before at the Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S 4th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.  Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Missionary or Humanitarian Funds of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Terry Felsman
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
My heart is broke today as I read this obituary of some one I loved so much. She was a great friend and I loved being around her. She always treated me so well and I loved her laugh. Heaven just got one special angel. I wish I could be there to pay tribute to this wonderful lady. I will miss her and look forward to seeing her again one day. Until that day, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again". I love you so much Jane!!! Our thoughts and prayers go to her family. Elder Terry Felsman, Suva Fiji Mission for the Church of Jesus Chrsit of Latter day Saints.

Mary Blackham
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019
What a special lady Jane is. She was my YW leader and dear friend. Especially when my Dad passed away. She was there for me and let me cry on her shoulder. I don't think she ever knew how much I relied on her testimony at that time. I was a lost 15 year old and she was a rock, yet so tender in helping me, and I know that I'm not the only one that she influenced for good. Thank you to her family for sharing her with me so many years ago. May you find comfort in the knowledge that you will be with her again.
With all my love, Mary Chandler Blackham

Sharon Swenson
   Posted Mon April 22, 2019
Many fond memories of Sister Atkinson. Praying now that you all have peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Sharon Swenson

Carolyn Jolley
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019
Ron, and Family,
Such a surprise for us to read in the obituaries. You were such great neighbors ( and Ron-our former Bishop) Our love and prayers are with you.
Carolyn and Bill Jolley
Hilliard, Ohio

Stacey Tillotson
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019
Jane was such a wonderful woman and a great friend to many. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. My thoughts are with you Ron and Brian and Jeanette. I will always remember Jane and how good she was to my folks.

Janet Galindo
   Posted Wed April 24, 2019
I was saddened to hear that Jane had passed away. I consider myself very lucky that I had the chance to get to know her and work with her. She always had a smile on her face and even when things were going crazy, she was the voice of calm on the radio. She was a beautiful person, so sorry for your loss.

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