Walter Leonard Abbott

June 16, 1920March 23, 2013

ABBOTT, Walter Leonard – (Age 92)-

Was born June 16, 1920 in Harrington, WA to Walter and Emily Abbott. He grew up in the Harrington area and graduated from Harrington High school in 1938. He entered the US Army on March 15, 1945 during WWII and was discharged on January 19, 1946. Leonard married Mary Hawley on June 24, 1967 in Davenport, WA and they had two children Patrick and Mike. Leonard was a local farmer and cattleman. Leonard passed away March 23, 2013 in Davenport, WA. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Mary Abbott at the home, three children from a prior marriage Darlene (Jerry) Williamson, Donna Ray Hopkins, Darel (Judi) Abbott, and his two sons Patrick (Kristi) Abbott and Mike (Autumn) Abbott. He has ten grandchildren Wade Williamson, Kelly (Williamson Hopper, David Hopkins, Bret Abbott, Brad Abbott, Morgan and Tanner Abbott, Tristan Madison, and Sydney Abbott and eight great grandchildren. He has three brothers Dale (Hazel) Abbott, Glen (Ginger) Abbott, Gerald “Leroy” (Anita) Abbott and a sister June Etter and brother and sister in law Glenn and Bess Hawley and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Emily Abbott and brother-in-law Eugene “Bud” Etter. He is a WWII US Army veteran and attended Zion Lutheran Church. Leonard served two terms on the board of directors for the Davenport Grange Supply Co., member of the American Legion Post 46, Mondovi Grange, served 18 years as a reserve officer for the Lincoln Co. Sheriff’s office and taught hunter safety at the local gun club. He was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing and was also a bowler on leagues in Davenport. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Zion Lutheran Church 1007 Washington St. Davenport, WA with Pastor Jim Stern, officiating. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church PO Box 95 Davenport, WA 99122 or the Foundation for Davenport Schools PO Box 196 Davenport, WA 99122 or donors choice. Please sign the online guestbook at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Kate Wenzl

April 30, 2013

Mary, Pat, Mike and Family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. May warm memories comfort you you during this difficult time. So sad to hear that Lincoln County lost one the greats!

Sending you warm thoughts,

Kate, Merideth, Erin, and Jan

Carol Brougher

March 31, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with you, Mary.

March 30, 2013

Dear Mary and family, We want to extend our sympathy at this time. We have enjoyed visiting with you folks. Also, Chet and Garrett working with Leonard and the boys on the grain tanks. It has been a special friendship.
We pray God's blessings for you. Chet and Nita Templin

March 28, 2013

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Walter L. Abbott for your loss, to honor his service (WWII) to our country and our patriotic hero.

March 28, 2013

Mary and Family,
How fondly I recall Leonard from summers "loading on the go" during harvest and bucking bales for him as well as a young preacher's kid. I still hold all your family in great esteem, and think of Donna Rae often. I have been a pastor almost 28 years, and am serving a United Methodist Church near Alexandria, KY now, I have been with the Kentucky Annual conference of the UMC for 5 years, and was in Indiana for many years. Getting close to retiring, I guess.

Please know that you all are in my prayers during this time especially. May it be a comfort knowing that his place in heaven was assured long ago, and that he is with the Almighty now.

It has been way too long since I heard from any of your family. It was Karin [Larsen] Whipple that notified me this morning after seeing his obituary in the Spokesman.

Rev. John "Woody" Woodford
P.O Box 368, Alexandria, KY 41001
859-635-0042 [office]
859-588-3111 [cell]
Home: 8748 KYHwy 10 North,
Falmouth, KY 41040

Teel Bryan and Bea

March 27, 2013

Mary and family: What does one say at a time like this. It is sad to loose a family member...but we also are thankful that he is no longer laying and suffering. We prayed for you two nightly and will continue to pray for you, Mary.
It is a difficult time, we know from experience but our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Bryan and Bea