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Olive Atherton

Rock Springs - Olive Atherton, 87, of Rock Springs passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a brief illness. She was born August 12, 1931 in Broomfield, Colorado, the daughter of Charles and Frances Parker. She attended schools in Longmont, Co where she later graduated. Olive married John Atherton on February 14, 1949. He preceded her in death February 20, 1986. They relocated to Rock Springs in 1979. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community. She enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, fishing, bingo and watching horse races. Survivors include her daughters Connie Carroll of Massachusetts, Jackie Cooke, and Vickie Arends all of Rock Springs, and Peggy Laster of Washington; son John Atherton and son-in-law Mick Cooke; sisters Dorothy Cameron, Leona Miller and Dona Atherton; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John, son James Atherton, grandson Joseph Laster, sister Lois Moch and brother Albert Parker. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs. Rev. Bill Hill will officiate. Inurnment will take place later in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made to the Red Desert Humane Society 310 Yellowstone Rd, Rock Springs, WY 82901 or Hospice of Sweetwater County 333 Broadway St #220, Rock Springs, WY 82901 . Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.

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I will always remember when Olive came to visit when we lived in New England. I would come home from work and shed be watching Wheel of Fortunr & know the answer immediately. For a couple of weeks I thought she was a genus then I found out shed seen the same show earlier in the day. She had a good laugh on me that time. Several years later, I was back in WY recovering from a work injury & she asked, Can you remodel a kitchen? I told her Id try. She immediately said, Lets go. The sale ends today she was just waiting for me to say yes; she had it all planned from the skylight to the floor. For the next few weeks we worked on her kitchen. RIP Olive, I have many fond memories of you as a great MIL & grandmother to my kids. Steve

Steve Babcock Jan 18 2019 2:46 PM

Deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. Prayers sent to you all. Love from Tracy Caron, Peter Bjorklund and Gracie Caron

Tracy Coleman Bjorklund Jan 17 2019 10:34 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Scott Debbie and Stephanie Lawrence

Deb Lawrence Jan 17 2019 1:10 PM

Our deepest sympathies and prayers to all the family. May Aunt Olive now join Uncle Jack and have the time of their lives fishing and camping by the rivers in Heaven. Love to you all. Dan, Melanie and family.

Melanie Atherton Jan 17 2019 10:45 AM