October 14, 1942September 25, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of Reichert's Funeral & Cremation Services, Citrus Heights, CA. Larry Abbott passed away on September 25, 2011 at the age of 68 after a valiant ten month battle with cancer. Born October 14, 1942 in Ballard, Washington the son of Phyllis Abbott-Hull and Leonard Abbott. Larry was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many positions in his church including counselor in the bishopric, young men leader, scouting leader, Sunday school president, employment specialist and quorum secretary. He married Carron Knapp Abbott in the LDS Idaho Falls Temple in 1963. Survivors include his wife Carron of 48 years, three children, Camille, Wendy and Bryan Abbott, and daughter in law Debbie Abbott and three grandchildren - Ashlynn, Chelsey and Auston Abbott. Larry was a great family man and enjoyed vacations and outings with his family and grandchildren. He graduated from Boise State University with a BA degree in Business/Marketing and spent 10 years as Marketing Director for Ore Ida Foods and the remainder of his career as Director of Recruiting and Human Resources for the Ink Co. After his retirement from the Ink Company he started his own business as the "Chocolate Man" for the Tower of Chocolate. He belonged to several business associations including AFWPI, NACE and the Chamber of Commerce. Larry was a man of integrity and honesty and was greatly admired by his friends and family. He was an avid sports fan and continued to support his alumni team the Bronco's of Boise State University. He also supported many charities through his chocolate business and always gave freely of his time and resources. In lieu of flowers donations can be given to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 3, 2011 @ 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Tempo Park Ward Chapel @ 8056 Oak Ave. Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Friends are welcome to visit the family one hour prior to the memorial at the Oak Ave. address.


  • Committal Service Thursday, September 29, 2011
  • Memorial Service Monday, October 3, 2011


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Nathan Sprague

October 13, 2011

Dear Carron, Camille, Wendy, Bryan and all of the Abbott famiy, may you find comfort in your time of grief. We love you and pray for you. Brother Abbott has a special place in my heart. All the hours he spent driving Bryan and me to basketball or football practices and games, church activities, Giants games, you name it. Brother Abbott spent time loving his family and his family's friends. I have fond memories of being with the Abbott family and Brother Abbott while growing up. His kind and gentle example will always be a blessing to me.

Lani Coggins

October 4, 2011

Larry was one of the most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. He will certainly be missed by many. He was a wonderful man with an incredible family who has been through so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you Carron, Wendy, Camile and Brian.

October 3, 2011

Larry was a such a kind, gentle man. He had a sweet spirit about him. He was an important part of the High Priests Quorum in our ward. We will all miss him. Our prayers are with you Carron and family.

Brad Andersen

Joni Foust

October 3, 2011

Larry was one of the nicest people I have ever met! He was so detailed in his work because he wanted to make sure that all of his clients had a perfect event! I don't think he had a mean bone in his body! I will always smile when I think of him and especially when I think of chocolate!!!

Liza Kilgariff

October 3, 2011

Larry was a dear friend to me and my husband. Whenever we attend AFWPI mixers we could always count on sitting with Larry and just talking about the state of our industry and enjoying the food which oft times included his fabulous chocolate fountain. He was the toast of my son Joel's graduation party and our guests raved more about this than my gourmet offerings. I will truly miss his quirky little smile and his welcoming demeanor. Be with God my friend. Liza "The Golden Gourmet".

Natalee Pecorelli

October 2, 2011

Larry was such a sweet and gentle spirit. I always enjoyed seeing him at an AFWPI mixer. My heart goes out to the family for such a great loss.
Peace and prayers be with you always.

Nina Vigil

October 2, 2011

Dear Family of Larry Abbott,

I met Larry through AFWPi when we did bridal shows & sometimes a wedding together. Where we were only acquaintances

Jan Machen

October 2, 2011

Larry was always the finest example of dignity, integrity and service. His passing leaves a great hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He was a man of unwavering faith, and I know he is now in a most peaceful place.
Love to you all Jan English Machen

Shenna Mealey

October 2, 2011

Carron & Family - I'm currently out of town but thinking of all of you often and remembering you in my prayers. Larry was a wonderful man and loved his family. I know you will miss him - and I'm grateful you have many wonderful memories of times spent together.

Marsa Decker

October 2, 2011

We all know that Larry is smiling now, free from the cares of this world. I have to imagine that heaven wouldn't be heaven without choclate so he is probably making some of his kindred spirits happy right now. It will be but a brief moment in eternal years before you are together again. Always know how much you are loved and that your dear Relief Society Sisters stand ready to do anything to help in any way we can!! XOXO