50 Big Ones-Lewis and Ann Atkinson
by Carla Mlinar
November 17, 2008
Lewis and Ann Atkinson are celebrating their 50th Anniversary on December 6, 2008. They met on a blind date set-up by Ann’s little sister, Angie, and Lew’s best friend, Joe Bertagnolli, who were dating at the time. After a week of courting, Lew proposed to Ann, and six months later they married in Ogden, UT on December 6, 1958 by Father Fogerty, the Maid of Honor: Angie Pardini and Best Man: Joe Bertagnolli. The honeymoon was spent in Rock Springs, WY. Lewis and Ann made Roy, Utah their home for 16 years before moving to Big Piney, WY in 1974, where they raised their 5 children. After 24 years, they moved to Rock Springs, WY in 1998 to retire.
Ann is the daughter of Delfa and the late Anthony Pardini of Ogden, UT. She is a 1957 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School in Ogden, UT. She volunteers her time with the Girl Scouts. She enjoys arts & crafts; spoiling her kids and grandkids.
Lewis is the son of the late Renee’ Atkinson and the late Lewis C. Atkinson. He is a 1955 graduate of Weber High School in Ogden, UT. He enjoys driving truck and is currently working for M&G Transfer in Rock Springs, WY. He enjoys spoiling his kids and grandkids; enjoys life; and takes special interest in bugging his wife!
Their 5 children are: Ranae (Marvin) Sorensen of Big Piney, WY; Lewis II (Willene) of Rock Springs, WY; Tony (Sarah) Atkinson of Colorado Springs, CO; Gina (Ryan) Kinikin of Boise, ID; and Carla (Jim) Mlinar of Cheyenne, WY.
Their 14 grandkids are: Robert and Tiffany Sorensen of Big Piney, WY; Karlene, Brittany, Lewis III, and Charles of Rock Springs, WY; Jacob, Nicholas, and Shayla Atkinson of Colorado Springs, CO; Alexis and Hallee Kinikin of Boise, ID; and Bailey, Madison, and the late Bryel Mlinar of Cheyenne, WY.
Congratulations-Lewis and Ann Atkinson!
Photos courtesy Carla Mlinar