Jim Atchison – UPDATED


Funeral Services for 75-year old James (Jim) Atchison of Chadron, NE, are Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 2:00 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 17, from 4-7 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron.

A memorial has been established for St Jude’s Children Hospital and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO BOX 970, CHADRON, NE 69337.

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James Richard (Jim) Atchison was born on May 20, 1947 in Chadron to James S Atchison and
Kathryn Kieffe Atchison. He passed away on May 10, 2023 at Great Plain Health in North
Platte, NE.

Jim grew up in Chadron, where he attended East Ward Elementary, Chadron Prep, and the Assumption Academy. On December 12, 1967, he married Dorothy Colene Lien in Rapid
City, SD. Out of this union they were blessed with two sons: James William and Timothy Charles.

Jim spent his career working for the Flower Shoppe, Wahlstrom Ford, Coca-Cola. and Chadron State College, where he retired in 2013.

From the time he was young, Jim was interested in motorcycles, cars, and shooting pool. His
favorite pastime was going for rides through the country side and enjoying the beauty of
nature. His days were spent enjoying time with friends and family and lending a helping hand. Jim brought joy to many by his jovial and generous personality.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary Jo Atchison and brother-in-law George Bamsey.

He is survived by his two sons James Atchison (Sarah) and Tim Atchison (Erin); grandchildren
Aurora Alexandria, Arick Amos, Zane and Olivia; brother William (Bill) Atchison; sister
Rhonda Bamsey, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends

Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron is in charge of arrangements for Jim Atchison