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1 of 21 | Posted by: Marianna & Jan - South Pasadena, CA

“To the Abbott Family We have nothing but wonderful memories of Ab & Jean! We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will always cherish the wonderful...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Adams - South Pasadena, CA

“Sorry to hear of Ab's death.Now he is together with Jean again and he missed her so. Ab was a special person to our "Lunch bunch " group. A...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Beth kent - Hot Springs Village, AR

“Harrison always made me smile when he came to listen to me play the piano at McKay Dee Hospital. He was such a nice, genuine person that loved music...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Tracy Hales - Layton, UT - Friend

“I am so proud to have called him grandpa, and so grateful for all he taught me. It makes me proud to be an Abbott. I will miss him very much. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Jeff Abbott - Moline, IL

“It took me a long time to get to know my father. But now I am glad to find that I am a lot like him, and I'm grateful for that and for all his love. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Jae Levy - Mandeville, LA

“Dear Michael and family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. It has been several years but I can still remember your dad, "Harry" as that was...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Marlene and Larry Hoffman - CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during thid difficult time . Ab was a member of our tennis group inHot Springs Village and a friend to all . ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: David DeGraff - AR

“I will miss my father-in-law just like I miss Jean, my mother-in-law. They were very special people to me. I have nothing but wonderful memories of...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Sharen - Delmar, IA

“Dear Michael, You said it best. Your father was a great man and wonderful dad. There is no better proof of that fact than you. You followed in...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Fred Rafeedie - Malibu, CA

“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...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Becky Cox - Clarence, IA

“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. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: scott abbott - delmar, IA - son

“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,...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Abe - Mill Valley, CA

“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...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Debi Meador - fairfield, IA

“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...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Sue and George Tanner - AR

“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...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Lou Ann Kamigaki - Ogden, UT

“Kathy, 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"...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Kathie Robinson - Ogden, UT

“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...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Charlotte & Ron Van Buren - CA

“He was my father. He was a great man and a wonderful Dad. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Michael Abbott - Austin, TX - Son

“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,...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Wally & JoAnn Berrett - Ogden, UT

“I love you and miss you already. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy - Ogden, UT - daughter

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Harrison T. Abbott passed away at home on April 27, 2012. He was born November 28, 1916, the son of John and Gussie Penberthy Abbott, in Janesville, Wisconsin.

He lived in Mineral Point, Wisconsin and graduated from high school there. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

He married Jean E. Gorgen on February 6, 1939, a marriage that lasted 70 years. She preceded him in death on May 29, 2009. He is survived by his four children and their spouses: Scott (Sharen), Jae (Howard), Michael (Susanne), and Kathy (Darrell), 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

He worked for Oscar Mayer in Madison, Wisconsin, The United States Defense Engineering Agency in Davenport, Iowa, and the San Francisco Naval Shipyard in California. He and Jean retired to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas in 1986 where they lived until 2007. In 2007 they moved to Ogden, Utah to be near their daughter. They were residing in Ogden, Utah at the time of their deaths.

Harrison will be cremated at his request and a private family memorial will take place at a later date.

Cremation under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary.

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