Thankfully this happened enough for Motorola to release a fix.(thanks to Mark at https://supportforums.motorola.com/ ) for the quote
To get the application, search the Android Market for an app called "Contacts Restoration for Atrix" or, push the application to your ATRIX from a computer using this Android Market link:https://market.android.com/details?id=com.motorola.contactsrestoreAnd here's the forum thread where he linked this program..
Motorola Support Forums
It restored 53 of my wife's contacts, and I get to be the hero :D