Lou Jean Lundin

Lou Jean Atkin Lundin age 92, passed away July 24, 2020 in St. George, Utah. She was born August 23, 1927 to Rudger and Leona Cox Atkin in St. George, Utah. Lou Jean loved spending her entire life in Utah’s Dixie. She was proud of her pioneer heritage and enjoyed growing up with lots of family and fun neighbors. She attended Dixie High School and Dixie College. While at school, she became smitten by the handsome, athletic, Harry Lundin. The attraction was mutual. They enjoyed lots of fun dates and were married in the St. George Temple July 15, 1947.

Lou Jean loved being a wife and mother to her 5 children, Cathy, Judy, Jeff, Sherrie and Craig. She was an especially good cook. She prepared 3 hot meals a day for her family, their friends and an occasional drop-in, who knew what time lunch was served, and how good it would be. It has been said that the number of meals coming out of her small kitchen exceeded the number of fish that were caught in Harry’s boat. Family members looked forward to Lou Jean’s homemade root beer, ice cream, rolls, rodeo chili and Dixie Salad. Sunday dinner was always special and usually consisted of roast beef, mashed potatoes and other yummy food. The big meal of the day was always served at noon because that was when Harry could be home. Lou Jean cooked a big meal every day of her life until she was 90 years old.  Many lessons were learned around the kitchen table including the love of family, honesty, hard work, serving others. There were also a lot of funny jokes. She was the glue that held the family together and she made our house a home. She was a great example of service and was always doing things for others such as making quilts, visiting the sick and preparing meals.

Lifelong girlfriends were a big part of Lou Jean’s life and they had lots of fun together. Many of their husbands were truckers and often on the road. While their men were away, the girls were known to park by the hospital to see who might be having babies, or park across from the liquor store to see who was buying booze. They had a club where they played cards, served yummy food and enjoyed being together.

Lou Jean loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was always supportive and interested in what they were doing. Everyone felt comfortable in her home. Her children and grandchildren adored her and loved her sense of humor. The Lundin living room filled up with family members who enjoyed her company every Sunday. For many years she enjoyed going on Girl Trips with her three daughters, where she kept the girls laughing the whole time

She served in many callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mainly in Primary and Relief Society. One of her favorite callings was a compassionate service leader, specifically assigned to arrange luncheons after funerals. She joyfully served in that calling for 12 years.

Lou Jean is survived by her 5 children: Cathy Bean (Bob) of Bothell, Washington, Judy Turner (Garn) of St. George, Jeffrie Lundin (Laurie) of St. George, Sherrie Carlson (Tracy) Henderson, Nevada and Craig Lundin (Kim) of St. George, and a brother, J Ralph Atkin (Cheri) of St. George. She has 21 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren who will all miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Clayton, Lee, Sidney, Bruce and Dennis, her husband Harry and grandson Austin.

There will be a viewing Friday, July 31, 2020 at Spilsbury Mortuary from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM followed by a private family service at 10:00 AM at Spilsbury Mortuary. To watch a webcast of the service (Live or up to 90 days after the service), log on to webcast.funeralrecording.com. Type in the event number 33909 and password LJL2020. Burial will be in the St. George City Cemetery.

Special thanks to Veda Steed who assisted Lou Jean in her home, the girls at The Beehive house on South River Road, who took such loving care of her the last few months (This was especially appreciated when COVID restrictions prevented visitors.) Thanks also to Carla and Josie from Encompass Hospice for their special care.

In lieu of flowers, take a Saturday off from cooking, and take your kids out to lunch.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St, St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com



8:00 – 9:30 am

Second Visitation


10:00 am


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


11: 00 am
St. George City Cemetery
650 E Tabernacle St, St. George, UT 84770

Guest Book

10 Responses

  1. My thought and prayers go the family. My name is Wendy (Grover) Fletcher and my folks were Carl and Minnie Grover. Remember the fun time you had with her she is with your dad and they are waiting for you to be with them on the other side. Wendy (Grover) Fletcher

  2. To our dear friends and family of Lou Jean, it’s hard to find the words to express the love and respect we have for your sweet mother. What a wonderful tribute written in her honor celebrating her life and legacy. She was definitely one of the sweetest friends I knew. I had the privilege to work with her in church callings. She was a great teacher who taught me tools I have used in my own teaching experiences in life. When we think of this wonderful woman…
    she definitely is the smile at the end of the day. May legions of angels surround and comfort you at this difficult time. So many memories to cherish. ❤️
    All our love, Jim and Kris Milne.

  3. Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you. Reading the obituary she had to be an Angel of a Mother to all her children. Now it is easy to understand where Judy received all her great personality and love. Judy is the only member of the family we have had the honor to be friends with but we are sure it would be a real honor to know all the family. We are sorry for your loss but 93 years of this great lady was a blessing to all.

    Much love, Bob & Tess Mahlstedt

  4. Cathy and family: I just wanted to express my condolences at the loss of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. I didn’t know her well but knowing some of the family members let me know how special she was. Her obituary reminded me of my own mother. I don’t know how mothers like her were able to get anything done Other than cooking. The truth of the matter is that they were able to get so much done that it was amazing. You will miss her but that loss is balanced by the full life she had and the influence she had in each of your lives. John Graff

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with this special family that have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. May you all be blessed with peace and comfort and the pure joy of the memories that you each have of this very special lady. Much love to you all as you move through the grieving process.
    Sandi Randall Lundberg

  6. Dear Lundin Family,
    We got to meet your parents by being assigned as their ministers. How welcoming and friendly they were to us. We loved their stories and the fact that they had lived such long and loving lives made them examples to us that will always be important.
    Among theirs gifts were 2 scorpions (hand-made by Harry) a couple of arrowheads, popcorn, cookies and other goodies. They, especially Lou Jean , kept track of our health , happiness and taught us so much about St. George.
    Harry’s stories of his youth and the brave things he did kept us spellbound! They were like angels to us and we miss them.

  7. Aunt Lou was always a welcoming and delightful presence. She added light and laughter to the world. I will miss her.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss! Lou Jean was such a beautiful lady that raised a wonderful family! I love each of you! We have so many great memories together. Our parents have been such good friends so many years. I miss them both! May you find comfort at this time!

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