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Alma Catherine Elbert Abbas
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1917
Whittemore
Kossuth County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 2013
Hailey
Blaine County
Idaho, USA

Alma, 95, of Hailey, Idaho formerly of Whittemore died January 25, 2013, at the Blaine Manor in Hailey, Idaho. Memorial services will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whittemore.

Alma Catherine Abbas passed away on January 25th. She was 42 days shy of her 96th birthday and led a rich full life. She spent her last 7 years living in Hailey, Idaho just a few blocks away from her daughter, Janet Lombardo. Before moving to Hailey, Alma and her late husband, Ray, spent their winters in south Texas and summers in Whittemore, Iowa, where most of Alma's siblings resided.

Alma had 3 brothers and two sisters and was the second oldest. She is survived by her younger sister, Coletta; her son, Jim; and daughter, Janet. She had two grandchildren, one step-grandchild and one great grandchild.

Alma loved taking trips to Mexico with Janet and her husband Gene, and did so once each year until 2012 when she could no longer travel Alma was always ready for adventure, was quick witted, laughing at and telling a good joke at every opportunity. She was a sweet lady and everyone who knew her appreciated her smiling, mellow personality.

Besides raising two children, Alma worked as a nurse during her younger days and was, of course, a part of the "Greatest Generation", who grew up during the Depression and sacrificed throughout World War II.

We are all sad that she will not be with us any longer, but glad that she will be joining Ray, the love of her life, to resume their lifelong partnership. 
 
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 Parents:
  Simon Elbert (1886 - 1965)
  Anna Kollasch Elbert (1885 - 1964)
 
 Spouse:
  Ray L. Abbas (1916 - 2004)
 
 Siblings:
  Luella Ann Elbert Murphy (1915 - 2006)*
  Alma Catherine Elbert Abbas (1917 - 2013)
  Gerald Elbert (1925 - 1986)*
  Edmund Simon Elbert (1927 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Marker photo by Robbie Decker
 
Burial:
Saint Michaels Catholic Cemetery
Whittemore
Kossuth County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Anonymous
Originally Created by: Richard Bohn
Record added: May 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111479845
Alma Catherine <i>Elbert</i> Abbas
Added by: Richard Bohn
 
Alma Catherine <i>Elbert</i> Abbas
Added by: Richard Bohn
 
 
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- Richard Bohn
 Added: May. 30, 2013

- Richard Bohn
 Added: May. 30, 2013
 
 
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