Noel LaVerne Abrahamson
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Noel LaVerne Abrahamson
  • August 31, 1928 - December 27, 2017
  • Seattle, Washington

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"Love is patient, love is kind." 1st Corinthians 13:4

Noel LaVerne Abrahamson, age 89, passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in Seattle, Washington. He was born an only child to Norin and Martina Abrahamson, of Norwegian descent, on August 31, 1928 in Miles City, Montana. Later the family moved to North Dakota and finally settled in Washington. Noel married Constance Julia Klaras, his wife of 61 years, on December 21, 1956 in Seattle, Washington. He was a loving husband and father, and a dedicated teacher and mentor; who inspired students and colleagues in multiple facets of life.

"Mr. A" taught band, jazz ensemble and choir at many Seattle and Tacoma schools and churches. He was appointed as Manager of Musical Organizations at Pacific Lutheran University from 1971 to 1991. Noel enjoyed performing saxophone and clarinet with his jazz combos in Seattle.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife and four children, Jan Liscom (Mark) of Lincoln, NE, Aaron Abrahamson (Jennie McInnis) of Seattle, WA, Jenna Lynn of Manhattan Beach, CA, Darryl Abrahamson (Nicole) of Johnstown, CO; and his four grandchildren, Andrew and Nathan Liscom; Marlo and Charley Abrahamson.

A Celebration of Life is being held Thursday, January 4, 10:00am, at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle, Washington.