Abdou M. Aboud

July 26, 1921May 1, 2011

Abdou Mikiel Aboud, born July 26, 1921, was called home to heaven on Sunday, May 1, 2011. A longtime resident of El Paso, Texas, Abdou was a wonderful gift to his friends and family. Abdou died peacefully in his home surrounded by family and caregivers who were honored to care for him this past year. Abdou was known for his integrity, work ethic and his devotion to family and friends. He was a successful businessman and real estate investor who lived every day of his life by the “golden rule”. He was a great role model for his family and business associates, and took great pride in providing words of wisdom to those he knew. Abdou owned and operated Economy Furniture Company for over 60 years. He was a member of the United States Army and served his country honorably during the WWII conflict. He was a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge of El Paso. He served on numerous downtown business advisory boards throughout his merchant career. He was an avid sports enthusiast, and excelled at handball while competing weekly at the downtown YMCA. Abdou enjoyed his morning cup of coffee with his buddies that congregated at the old Mesa St. Grandy’s and McDonald’s. Abdou loved God and his family and now guards the gates of heaven with his family and friends that have preceded him in death, waiting for those of us who will join him soon. He was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Marcy, and his beloved grandson, Braden Aboud. Abdou is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Claire Aboud and his sister Nazzera Aboud. He is also survived by his sons, Dwayne Aboud (Michele), Russell Aboud and Gary Aboud (Cindi), grandchildren; Morgan Aboud Mazza (Tom), Nicole Grenier, Casey Aboud, Brian Diaz, Nicole Vrenier (Eddie), Lacei Aboud, Haley Aboud, Russell Aboud, Jr., Avery Aboud, great-grandchildren; Nicholas Vaughn, Logan Aboud and Lyndon Morrill. Abdou’s family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers, Lulu, Chella, Carmen, Mari and Vicki, who spent countless hours giving the loving care he deserved in his last year of his life. A special thanks to Cima Hospice of El Paso and nurses Maggie and Brenda. A viewing will be conducted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, with Prayer Service at 6:30 PM at Martin Funeral Home West. A Graveside Service will be held on May 5, 2011 at 10:00am at Memory Gardens of the Valley in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation, 8001 N. Mesa, Box 240, El Paso, Texas 79922 or Cima Hospice of El Paso, 6090 Surety Drive, Suite 102, El Paso, Texas 79905. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 5, 2011
  • Prayer Service Wednesday, May 4, 2011
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Mary Ehid

May 28, 2011

May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

May 7, 2011

I remember when my mom would go make payments he would ask if I wanted some candy since I behaved so well. He would reach into the register hand me a coin and point me in the direction of the candy machine. I always looked forward to that. May he rest in peace.

Mike Casey

May 6, 2011

Mr. Aboud,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army during WW II and for being a member of the Greatest Generation. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Paul Cozza

May 6, 2011

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Aboud's passing. I'm a furniture rep and used to sell Mr. Aboud. I always enjoyed my visits with him. He was always a Gentleman and had a wonderful heart. I will miss talking to him.
May God Bless,

May 5, 2011

My sincere condolences to he Aboud family on the passing of their beloved patriarch. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Joseph an Susan Nabhan

Mary Lou Alcorn

May 5, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Brian M. Abraham

May 5, 2011

My deepest sympathy to Abdou's family. I had the utmost respect for Abdou. Our family history is passed on from generation to generation through the telling of stories, and my father, Abdou's first cousin, shared with me who Abdou truly was...a very good man. May he rest in peace.

Marian Haddad

May 5, 2011

I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Abdou, what a lovely man he always was. Such a kind spirit. I recall his sweet and gentle visits to my mother and father's home. I offer my deep condolences to all of his dear family. May he rest in great peace. What a lovely, lovely spirit he carried. May God rest his soul and bless all of you, now and always.

Irene Hernandez

May 5, 2011

It was a pleasure to have known and worked for Mr.Aboud. As my first Boss, and with his strict manner, he taught me to be great hard worker. My deepest sympathy to all the Aboud Family. Mr. Aboud's intelligence and kindness will greatly be missed. God Bless You All.

May 5, 2011

Our condolences to his family. Mr. Aboud will be remembered by all his customers who he always treated so nice. He will be missed by all who knew him... Celia and Narciso Trillo