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Richard Thomasson Abbott
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1915
Chico
Butte County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1995
Chico
Butte County
California, USA

Chico Enterprise Record, Wednesday, July 26, 1995: "Dick Abbott. A funeral for Richard "Dick" T. Abbott, 79, of Chico, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home. He was born to George and Edith Abbott in Chico, where he was raised and attended local schools. He graduated from Chico High School in 1935. He died Sunday, July 23, 1955.

"He worked for the Enterprise-Record from the ages of 6-18. Abbott served in the National Guard. He worked for Diamond Match from 1935-40 and in the contracting business from 1940-41. He then moved to the Bay Area and worked at Mare Island from 1941-47.

"On March 14, 1954, he married Gloria Selkirk in Chico. Abbott started in the electrical field and worked for Wells Electric from 1947-60 and for Woodland Electric from 1960 until his retirement in 1981. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and working on his almond ranch. He had been a member of the First Christian Church since the age of 5. Abbott was also a member of SIRS No. 62, Native Sons of the Golden West, Chico Rod and Gun Club and Electrical Workers Union Local 442.

"In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Richard of Durham, Timothy of Susanville and Ronald Selkirk of Chico; and 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Kathleen Selkirk, died in 1972.

"Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Private entombment will be in Chico Memorial Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Enloe Hospital Cardiac Unit, in care of the funeral home." 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Abbott (1892 - 1961)
  Edith Arvella Thomasson-Abbott-Randle Chivington (1893 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Gloria Y Abbott (1925 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Luella Almyra Abbott Davis (1914 - 1983)*
  Richard Thomasson Abbott (1915 - 1995)
  Simeon Washington Randle (1925 - 1943)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Chico Memorial Mausoleum & Crematory
Chico
Butte County
California, USA
 
Created by: Adriana
Record added: Feb 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84626403
Richard Thomasson Abbott
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Richard Thomasson Abbott
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