OBITUARY

Robin Lynnette Abelsen

March 12, 1958November 26, 2011

Robin Lynnette Abelsen, a resident of Troutdale, died on November 26, 2011 at home surrounded by family. She was 53 years of age. Robin was born on March 12, 1958 in Seattle, Washington and was the daughter of Richard and Louise (Whiting) Dixson. She grew up in Springfield, Oregon where she graduated from Thurston High School. She later completed her Associate’s Degree at Mt. Hood Community college and was currently in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree. On November 30, 1985, she married David O. Abelsen in Vancouver, Washington. They resided in Gresham for 20 years and moved to Troutdale in 2006. Robin worked for Legacy Health Systems for nearly 12 years first in Finance and later in the Legal Department. She also worked for Well Med and finally, ADP where she worked as a senior contract negotiation Manager for 3 years. Robin was sweet and caring with a take charge personality. She enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling to Alaska, New York and Palm Desert. One of her favorite places was Odell Lake where she went every year. She also had a passion for shoe shopping and the Oregon Ducks. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved to spend time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Robin is survived by her husband, Dave of Troutdale, daughter, Becci Hull of Gresham, parents, Richard and Delores Dixson of Newport, brothers, Ted Cuthburt and Vince Cuthburt both of California and sisters, Sondra Pickett of Vancouver, Tami Maier of Eugene and Vivia Weller of Diamond Bar, California along with 6 grandchildren, Mikayla, Macenzi, Will, Macray, Stephanie and Isabelle. A celebration of Robin’s life will be on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11:00 am at Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham. Inurnment will follow at Willamette National Cemetery. Contributions may be made in memory of Robin to Shepherd’s Door. Bateman Carroll Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 1, 2011
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November 26, 2012

Thinking of all of you as you honor the anniversary of the passing of such an amazing person. Thinking of you as you continue to adjust to life without her and know that you are thought of often.

Becky

Susan N

July 26, 2012

Dear Abelsen Family,

I worked with Robin at United Healthcare and she was a wonderful colleague and friend. We enjoyed going to lunch and shopping. I am so sorry to learn about her passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Susan N.

December 2, 2011

DAVE, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I WILL MISS ROBIN,
SHE HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN
THERE. MARY LINDSAY

Gary Baucom

December 1, 2011

Dave. When I think of Robin and all the time the three of us spent together the memories flood my mind and will allways be with me. I feel that not only I lost a dear friend but a sister who never had nothing but a kind word and a open heart. Robin is gone but never forgoten. God will find her peace. My deepest sympathy Dave and Beckie and your families
Gary Baucom

R Carr

November 29, 2011

May fond memories and God's peace help you to cope in the coming days.

Psalm 121

Julie Lindsay

November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you all..... Robin will always be forever in our hearts as a dear and wonderful friend whom I will miss the rest of my days.
We love you,
Julie & Richard Lindsay

Becky Miller

November 29, 2011

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.

Thoughts and prayers to you all,

Becky Miller

The Staff of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

November 28, 2011

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY