Gertrude Twardowski Atchison, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2016 after succumbing to pneumonia. Gertie was born July 6, 1938 in Brenham, TX, the daughter of Edward and Janie Twardowski. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 50 years, Jimmie L. Atchison, Sr. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11am to 12pm at American Heritage Funeral Home. Services will follow in the chapel at 12pm. Interment will be private at Houston National Cemetery.