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Lieut Gene Walker Abbott
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Birth: Sep. 27, 1918
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 2004
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA

Albuquerque Journal (NM) - February 6, 2004

Deceased Name: Gene Walker Abbott

Gene Walker Abbott, 85, of Albuquerque died Monday February 2, at Albuquerque Manor. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Evelyn at the family home in Albuquerque, daughter Susan Wagner and husband Ralph, of Westfield, MA, daughter Rebecca Bodine and husband David of Albuquerque, grandson Sean Bodine of Colombia, MO, granddaughter Anna Oselio and husband Marty of Albuquerque, grandson Eric Bodine and wife Christina of Albuquerque, grandsons William and Kevin Wagner of Westfield, MA, great-granddaughter Aleah Bodine, of Albuquerque, and sister Betty Sheinis and husband Arnold of Natick, MA, as well as many loving nephews and nieces throughout the country. Born in East Tennessee in 1918, Abbott completed his junior year at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Then with the Selective Service breathing down his neck, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in which he served four and a half years, lastly as an infantry officer (Lt.) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. At war?s end he was returned to Washington D.C. where he had served in the U.S. Marine Corps Institute as an instructor prior to the Pearl Harbor attack. On being mustered out of the Marines he joined the U.S. State Department on the staff of the International Far East Commission which was created with the task of setting the policy by which the occupation of Japan would be conducted. Once the peace treaty between Japan and the United States was signed, Abbott moved his family to Albuquerque for a change in climate and joined Sandia National Laboratories, where he served for 27 years as an Administrative Staff Member in various areas of Public Relations, Personnel Employment, and Compensation until his retirement in 1979. He was a voracious reader, a skilled wood craftsmen, and successful gardener. He was also opinionated because he cared about the human condition and wanted the world done right. But he would soften his judgments with humor by commenting, "I have no credentials, just opinions, but that is the way it is; and I'll not be swayed by the facts". Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 6, 2004 at 3:00 pm in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul NE. Friends are welcome to attend. Arrangements are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave 842-8800 
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  Evelyn M Abbott (1920 - 2005)
Sunset Memorial Park
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
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