|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1940|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2004|
TREMONTON - Donald Earl Abbott, age 64, Passed away September 11 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, following a massive stroke. He was born August 22,1940, to Joy and Donna Abbott in Malad, ldaho. He married Rita Richards on December 20, 1962, on the Logan Temple. They were activ in the L.D.S. church and were blessed with six children, one of which was a baby girl named Carla who died in infancy.
Donald lived for his family and grandchildren. He was a very kind and loving husband and father He was scholar and after marriage he continued his education and graduated with honors from Weber State University. He was a natural mechanic and a man with many talents, attested to by his family and neighbors. He seemed to have an inventive mind in repairing or assembling any item that was needed.
In his adult life he has been in civil service with the U.S. Government. His assignments have taken him to Hill Air Force Base in Ogden and several nations over seas including Japan, Germany, Belgium and Okinawa. He retired in 1998.
Being active in the church, he excelled as a teacher and was in great demand as a class instructor. He had a strong testimony of the Gospel and was well versed in its principles. While servinq in Germany he held several church offices including Branch President, Counsetor, Stake President Counselor and Stake President.
He is survived by his wife Rita, children, Jeff (Tristan) Abbott Boise, lD; Donita (Greg) Bean, New York City; Sher (Michael) Lehman, Michigan; Tami (Tristan) Burnett, South Carolina; Tyson (April) Abbott Missouri; a sister JudY (Jack) Mieure, Tremonton, UT; brother Myron (Leslie) Abbott Littleton, CO; father and mother-in-law, Darwin and Dorothy Gunnell ot St. George.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Tremonton LDS Stake Center, 660 North 300 East, Tremonton. A viewing will be held Friday, September 10th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rogers an Tavlor Funeral Home, 111 North 100 East, Tremonton and Saturday, September 11th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Church.
Interment will be in, the,Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.
Online condolences may be extended to the familY at www.rogersandtaylor.com.
Joy Earl Abbott (1917 - 2000)
Dona Emma Rose Abbott (1921 - 1992)
Box Elder County
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