Felice G. Atencio
Felice G. Atencio
  • July 28, 1913 - July 11, 2017
  • Burbank, California

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Felice Gallup Atencio, a long time resident of Burbank, CA, has died just short of her 104th birthday.

Felice Atencio was born July 28, 1913 in Velarde, New Mexico, the first child of Frank Gallup a geologist from Cleveland, Ohio and Simona Ortega Gallup of Dixon, New Mexico. When Felice was a young girl her father helped develop the mines just east of Dixon which had a number of precious metals used in making ceramics and optical lens used in the Mt. Palomar telescope. The mine became famous and the name was changed from the Dixon mines to the Harding Mine after President Harding.

At 25 Felice married Abiquiu School Principal Alfonso "Al" Atencio of Dixon. As WWII was heating up Al took a chance and moved his wife and young son David to Los Angeles, where he got a job at Lockheed Aircraft Co as a chemist. Felice was a stay at home economist and raised their three sons in their Burbank home.

Felice and her husband liked to travel throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. They also went to England, Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, South America, China and Japan.

Felice died July 11, 2017, just short of her 104th birthday. Her death was preceded by the passing of her husband Al and her eldest son David. She is survived by two sons, Frank and Thomas, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.