|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1908|
Box Elder County
|Death: ||Apr., 1971|
EUGENE, OREGON PAPER'S ACCOUNT
OF OBITUARY OF DR. GEORGE ABBOTT
The tragic death of Dr. George Emerson Abbott, longtime Eugene surgeon, will be remembered in exactly those terms.
The man himself will be long remembered by thousands who were grateful recipients of his fine talent and by countless friends He will be remembered with deep respect and, by some, with certain feelings of awe. For he was an exceptional man as well as an honored member of his profession.
That his death was the almost direct result of gradual impairment of the function of the hand he had used to remedy afflications of so many others, and to save many lives, can only be described as tragic.
Dr. Abbott, only 62, might have continued practice for many more years had he not been stricken himself with a malady no one could cure. That fact will be recalled, regretfully, as others mourn with his family and think back upon three decades of fine service he rendered in this community.
Abbott, who lived in Eugene, came to Lane County in 1942 and became a partner in the clinic within a few years.
Abbott also was on the staffs of Sacred Heart, McKenzie-Willamette and Cottage Grove hospitals.
He was born in Tremonton, Utah, September 12, 1908, and attended elementary and high school there, After graduating from Utah State College in Logan, Abbott attended the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland receiving his medical degree in 1938.
Abbott did his internship and residency work in Portland before serving as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1940-42. He had since done postgraduate work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn., and at clinics member of the American Medical Assn., the Oregon State Medical Society, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons.
Survivors in addition to his wife, Helen, are sons, Thomas and Roger of Eugene; daughters, Sharon Brannan of Seattle, Barbara Christofferson of Beaverton and Patty Lowe of Eugene; brothers, Dr. Joseph Abbott of Cottage Grove and Jed Abbott of Tremonton Utah; sisters, Mrs. Kleon Kerr of Tremonton and Mrs. John Barnard of Logan, Utah, and five grandchildren.
George E. Abbott (1884 - 1960)
Mabel Waldron Abbott (1884 - 1959)
George Emerson Abbott (1908 - 1971)
Rae Abbott Barnard (1912 - 2004)*
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