Rhonda Lynn Atkinson, age 73, died on April 6, 2020 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, KS. She was born on Dec. 7, 1946 at Garden City, KS., the daughter of Elton ”Tony” and Maxine Evelyn (Lessor) Jewell. She married Nolan R. Atkinson on May 1, 1999 at Garden City.
Rhonda graduated from Garden City High School with the Class of 1964 and attended Garden City Community College. After college she started and raised her family in Garden City. In 2004, Nolan and Rhonda moved to Beulah, CO where they enjoyed retirement by camping, traveling and making improvements on their mountain home. In 2017 they moved back to Garden City to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Rhonda enjoyed working out, having family and friends get togethers, watching all of their sports activities and loving on her puppies and grand-puppies. She was preceded in death by her Parents and Brother- Rick Jewell.
She is survived by her husband- Nolan R. Atkinson, four children- Channing (Shannon) Luff of Wichita, KS, Taylor (Juan) Ramirez, Jody Atkinson and Steve (Evelyn) Atkinson all of Garden City, KS, sister- Denise Jewell of Clarkston, WA, seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Graveside service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, KS. Memorials are suggested to Finney County Humane Society in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Posted online on September 15, 2020