Yvonne Lopez Atkins | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

December 29, 1956 - June 20, 2021

Yvonne Lopez Atkins passed on June 20th, 2021. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on December 29, 1956. She married the love of her life, Jim Atkins, on December 27, 1980. Together they built a life and had three sons and two granddaughters, to whom Yvonne was unwaveringly devoted.
Among many other things, she enjoyed arts, crafts, antiques, gardening, and traveling, especially road trips to Texas and the North Shore of Lake Superior. She loved spending time with her family and friends, whether it was watching a crime show together, playing a board game, or just going for a walk. More than anything else, she was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, aunt, and Christian.
Yvonne is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Philip, Andrew (KC), and Peter; grandchildren, Lillian and Ailia; mother, Rosa (Pedro) Lopez; sisters, Alma (Fred) Woods, Veronica (Daniel) Saldana, and TC (John) Segovia; and countless beloved nieces, nephews, family members, and friends; all will miss her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her father, Pedro “Sonny” Lopez; and brothers-in-law, Fred Woods and Pat Atkins.
Visitation will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel in Richfield, Minnesota with a Memory Share at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or memorials to the family are appreciated.


  1. Donna Englert says:

    Jim and family
    I will miss Yvonne more than you will you ever know,
    She was my best friend and confident
    And I’m still in shock.

  2. Natalie Stanton says:

    Jim & family: Yvonne was a breath of fresh air, a welcoming hug, a kind word, always offering compassion and love. I am so sorry for your loss, I know how truly deep and hurt you all must be. I am so sorry you must go through this pain. I am praying that you are surrounded by a strong village to help on this road to healing

  3. Tim, Peggy, Jocelyn and Uncle Ray. says:

    Andrew, KC, Lillian, Ailia and the entire Atkins Family: we are so very sorry for this sudden and profound loss of your mom, wife and grandma. May memories of the good times you shared be of comfort during this time.

  4. Russ says:

    Jim and family
    So sorry for your loss and I wish I could make the trip up there to be there with you guys. Yvonne was a terrific person and will be missed. I’ll be thinking about you all

  5. Joseph & Jane Costa says:

    We are so saddened to hear the news.of such a special person. Yvonne exuded thoughtfulness and kindness. Her family was the joy in her life! You have our deepest condolences. Doc & Jane

  6. Stephen Zins says:

    Yvonne was an incredible person who worked hard and was not afraid to speak her mind. She was not only an employee of mine but a friend, sounding board, and someone you could count on for anything. She was a giver and loved her family and friends. You could not ask for someone better. You will forever be in my heart. Stephen Zins

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