Mr. Monte Lewis Abbath

April 19, 1932May 15, 2014
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Monte Lewis Abbath, 82, of Fair Oaks, CA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on May 15, 2014 which was the 60th wedding anniversary to his beloved with wife Shirley. He was born on April 19, 1932, in McCurtain, OK. Prior to moving to Fair Oaks in 2003 Monte lived in Moorpark, CA for more than 55 years. He was a 1951 graduate of Moorpark Memorial Union High School. He is survived by his devoted wife Shirley (Brewer) Abbath; his children, son Jeffrey Abbath (wife Susan) of Visalia, CA, daughter-in-law Ann Abbath (widow of Steven) of Greeley, CO, and daughter Linda Wheeler (husband Rodney) of Orangevale, CA; eight grandchildren Keith and Kyle Abbath, Steven Jr., Chrissi and Kevin Abbath, Joshua, Kasey and Corey Wheeler; and three adoring great granddaughters Aubrey, Isabella and Ava. Monte was preceded in death by his parents William Abbath and Margaret Abbath O’Neal; siblings William Abbath, Martha Shaw, and Helen Davis; and his son Steven Abbath. Monte was a Korean War veteran, serving in the US Army as a Sergeant in Heavy Mortar Company 224th Infantry Regiment. During his military career he was decorated with the United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars and Combat Infantry Badge. After service he worked at the US Naval Construction Battalion Center in Port Hueneme, CA. In 1956 Monte began a long career as an operator for Shell Chemical and USA Petrochem in Ventura, CA. He worked at Moorpark College as the carpenter until his retirement. Monte’s family meant the world to him; he was a loving husband, father and PopPa. He was involved with his son’s Boy Scout troop and Little League. Monte was a volunteer firefighter for Moorpark Fire Station 42 for 16 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing and boating with his family and friends. Monte never met a stranger and was well liked by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. We would like to thank all the staff at Sutter Roseville Hospital who cared for him and Hospice for their support. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, California 95628. For more information please visit Please sign the guest book at



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June 16, 2014

It is a sad time when someone we love passes away our hearts may seem broken my condolences to family please take comfort in the scripture found at John5:26-29 Susan

June 9, 2014

As you turn to God through your tears and sorrow, bear in mind, “He is the healer of the brokenhearted ones”. (Ps.147:3)

C Johnson


May 27, 2014

During this most difficult time for the Abbath family, may the future promises found at Psalm 119:50, 76 bring you strength and comfort.

Nick Dounias

May 27, 2014

My condolences to the Abbath family. As a youngster I learned a lot of repair skills from him as I watched him fix things on my Great Grandmother's properties. I always enjoyed being around him. He will be missed.

May 24, 2014

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Monte Abbath. May you find peace and comfort .

May 22, 2014

Psalms 90:10 says: “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong”. Mr. Abbath was a strong man. May your memories comfort you.

Gene Brewer

May 21, 2014

Shirley Lisa and I are sorry to hear of Monte. I trully will miss him. I really enjoyed growing up and having him around our family. Mom and Dad took it hard. They are sending you their love too. Wish I could be out there for you. Love you Gene & Lisa

Tina Arredondo

May 21, 2014

Monte was our carpenter at Moorpark College. Talk about carpentery, this man was so talented. Aside from that, he was always in good spirits with a chuckle to brighten my day. I am so very sad. My prayers and thoughts to Monte's family.

May 21, 2014

Our Love & Prayers are with Aunt Shirley & the Rest of the Family.
LoVe -Dorthey, Scott, Cody, Kayla & David

Romo Family

May 21, 2014

So sorry to hear about Monte.On behalf of the Romo Family please accept our deepest sympathy.Our family grew up two houses down from each other on Sarah Ave for many years.We remember Monte with a warm smile and hello.My father Ruben bought a chevy pickup truck from Monte in the late 70s and still has it to this day and remains the same color. our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.