Donna Jean Atkinson
Donna Jean Atkinson
May 8, 1950 - June 9, 2022
Donna Jean Atkinson passed away quietly
in her sleep Thursday morning June 9,
2022 in Lake Jackson, Texas.
Donna was born to Earl Eugene and
Katherine (Dozier) Nester on May 8, 1950
in Milton, West Virginia. Her father “Gene”
was a machine shop foreman. Donna was
raised with four siblings: Patricia, Drema,
Michael, Robert. They were later joined by
a baby sister, Pamela.
Donna studied at Ricks College in
Rexburg, Idaho. She grew up going to
church with Kenneth Nelson “Ned”
Atkinson and they were married on October
23, 1971 in Charleston, West Virginia.
Kenn and Donna were proud parents of four children: Jennifer (Darin Moon),
Carolyn (Dave Markham) Jeff (Rebekah) and David (Stacy). Donna used her
many talents to make a home in Daegu, Korea and seven different states. If she
didn’t know how to do something, she learned. She loved holidays, decorations
and elaborate Easter egg hunts. She was always up for an adventure.
Donna’s life centered around and focused on her children and grandchildren.
During the course of her life, she gathered many others under her wing and
included them in her home and in her family's activities. She was a loving,
thoughtful and fun Grammy to 19 grandchildren and numerous grand-nieces and
Donna was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother,
Katherine Nester, her five siblings, her husband of 50 years, Kenn Atkinson, her
four children and nineteen grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday, June 17, 6-8 pm at Bollinger Funeral Home in
Charleston, West Virginia. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in Sissonville on June 18, 2022 at 10 am. She will be laid to
rest near her father at Floral Hills Cemetery in Pocatalico, West Virginia.
Distant Family and Friends are invited to join a live streaming of the funeral services.
Jun 18, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)