Lynn and Betty Atkins Anniversary


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Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 12:34 pm
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Lynn and Betty Atkins, 4141 31st St., Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of the Quad-Cities, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 6 in Albuquerque, N.M., with family and friends.
The former Betty Dolleslager, Moline, and Lynn Atkins, Rock Island, were married April 6, 1953, at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, Calif.
Lynn retired this year from Phoenix Transit after 26 years as a transit operator, and Betty was a realtor for Model Home Center for about 10 years.
They have six children; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild: Cynthia Gibson resides in Cave Creek, Ariz., with husband Tom and son Riley; Doreen Atkins resides in Sag Harbor, N.Y.; Marc Atkins resides in Albuquerque with wife Theresa and children Monica, Cecelia with great-grandchild, Carson, Marcus and Matthew; Robyn Atkins resides in Palm Beach, Fla.; Lisa Atkins resides in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Todd Atkins resides in Winston Salem, N.C., with wife Karen and children, Connor and Mia.












 




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