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Information for Dale "Cobb" Atkinson
21 January, 1921
  4 March, 1994
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
7 March, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Dale 'Cobb' Atkinson

     Dale "Cobb" Atkinson, 73, of Nampa, died on Friday, March 4, 1994, at his home.  Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 1994, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Pastor Mike Howard of the Nampa "Church of the Open Door will officiate with military honors by the Melba American Legion, Divin-Slonecker Post #126.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Dale "Cobb" Atkinson was born on Jan. 21, 1921, at Caldwell, Kansas, the son of Clyde and Nellie Atkinson.  At an early age he moved with his family to the Fruitland, Idaho, area where he was reared and educated.  He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during WWII.  Following his honorable discharge he returned to Idaho and farmed in the Deer Flat Community for many years.  He married Sadie in 1952 in Reno, NV, and they were later divorced.  He married Virginia in 1963 in Winnemucca, NV, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 1984.
     He was an accomplished carpenter, cabinet maker and farmer.  He was known as a hard-working man.  He enjoyed auctions, was a great conversationalist and loved children.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends.  Dale was a member of the Melba American Legion, Divin-Slonecker Post #126.
     Dale is survived by a son, Vale "Gus" Atkinson, Nampa; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dittman, St. Maries, ID; 8 stepchildren, Harvey Prouty, The Dalles, OR; Geraldine Burbank; West Prouty, Boise; Fred Prouty, Mountain Home, ID; Ken Bradley, Caldwell; Bonnie Jenkins, Sandra Neff and Elaine Meyers, all of Nampa; a sister, Leora Lockett, Boise; a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and infant son, 2 stepsons and a granddaughter.
     Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon.