Atkinson, Daree Caroline Age 98 of Gurnee formerly of Waukegan where she had lived on Hickory Street, passed away at her home in Gurnee Meadows were she had been a resident for many years, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at home surrounded by family and friends. Born April 8, 1914 in Lowber, PA, she married Phillip Sayle who passed away in 1952 and remarried Alfred Atkinson in July 1966. She was being cared for by her granddaughter Gale Dulian. Daree had been employed at the Tannery and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Waukegan. Her hobbies included crocheting for nursing homes, playing bingo and pinnacle, and she enjoyed doing needlepoint boxes that had a cross message in it and a saying about what a hug means to her. She gave these boxes away to those who touched her heart. She is survived by two step children, Alfred (Jean) Atkinson of Gurnee and Burt (Donna) Atkinson of Waukegan and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Phillip Sayle in 1952 and Alfred Atkinson in 1980; three sisters and one brother. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 5-8pm at the Salata-Gurnee Funeral Home; 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2012 at 10:00am at Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan. Interment will follow at Northshore Garden of Memories, North Chicago. Donations may be made in her memory to either Christ Episcopal Church or Midwest Palative Care, Libertyville. Visit our website at www.salatagurneefuneralhome.com.
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Published in News Sun from June 7 to June 13, 2012