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Harrison  T Abbott

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Gramps was always a great source of wisdom and knowledge. I have wonderful memories of staying with Gram and Gramps in Moline, walking Rebel and swimming at the pool. They are together again. I miss them both greatly.

Posted by: Becky Cox - Clarence, IA - Granddaughter   May 01, 2012

Dad has gone to the other side to be with his soulmate mom. He was lost and now is found. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: scott abbott - delmar, IA - son   May 01, 2012

I did not get to know Harrison very well, but he must have been a man of great integrity, character, principle and wisdom, and a great father, because Michael is all of that. I have no doubt that all of Harrison and Jean's children inherited and learned the same wonderful, and all too rare, traits from their parents. I consider myself fortunate to have worked with, and become a lifelong friend of, Michael. Debbie and I send our love, thoughts and prayers to the Abbott family. Abe & Debbie.

Posted by: Abe - Mill Valley, CA - Friend of Michael J. Abbott   May 01, 2012

Gramps is what we called him. He was the best grandpa one could hope for. I have so many fond memories way too many to post them all but he was a great tennis teacher, took me and my brother Steve to Black Hawk college courts in Moline and taught us the sport. He loved frisbee and we spent hours in their backyard playing to "10", laughing! I loved his greeting, it started with a hug then he would grab

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Posted by: Debi Meador - fairfield, IA - Granddaughter   May 01, 2012

How great to have had Jean and Ab as friends. What treasured memories we shared....as neighbors, tennis buddies, at dances, at garage sales, and wherever something was happening in HSV.
We missed them when they moved to Utah, though we all understood that need to be closer to family.
Jean started a "Lunch-Bunch of tennis players once a month after she could no longer partisipate in tennis. She always had a game for us to play..."guess the names of wildflowers" She and

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Posted by: Sue and George Tanner - Hot Springs Village, AR - friends   May 01, 2012

I was privileged enough to meet Harrison about a year ago, when he would come to the hospital to listen to his favorite piano player on Wednesday afternoons. As I worked as a volunteer at the front desk on Wednesday, he enlisted me to call him when this particular piano player was there as he didn't want to make the trip unnecessarily. I kept his phone number and would call him every Wednesday with the news of whether to make

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Posted by: Lou Ann Kamigaki - Ogden, UT - friend   Apr 30, 2012

I truly feel your parents were the perfect example of "true love". After your mom's passing I think of your dad as a "beautiful swan" mourning the loss of his partner, waiting to be united in heaven. They were great people... the world needs more like them. I love you dear. Call me anytime. Kath

Posted by: Kathie Robinson - Ogden, UT - friend   Apr 30, 2012

Dear Michael and family, Kathy and family, Jae and family, Scott and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. We just know your darling Father went straight to heaven to be beside your Mother. I remember the great wit your Father displayed over the years and oh how handsome he was!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

With love,
Ron & Charlotte Van Buren

Posted by: Charlotte & Ron Van Buren - Lakewood, CA - Friends   Apr 30, 2012

He was my father. He was a great man and a wonderful Dad.

Posted by: Michael Abbott - Austin, TX - Son   Apr 30, 2012

Dear Kathy,

We were so saddened this morning when we saw your Dad's picture in the obituaries. He & Jean were our neighbors for such a short time, but we had a great deal of love & respect for them both. Their reunion must have been very joyous. I will miss Ab's wave to me from accross the street & the good visits we had when I was sitting on my front steps & he would come over to join me.

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Posted by: Wally & JoAnn Berrett - Ogden, UT - Friends   Apr 29, 2012