June 5, 1936 – September 1, 2010
Dianne passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, September 1, after an extended illness. She is now in her heavenly home. Dianne was born to Harold and Emma Morgan in St. Louis, MO. When Dianne was eight, they moved to Seattle, WA. She grew up in Seattle. Dianne attended Queen Ann High School and Seattle Pacific University, where she studied music and was crowned Homecoming Queen in 1957. She met her husband, Dennis, at Greenwood Presbyterian Church during her college years. They were married at University Presbyterian Church in 1958. They moved to San Diego where Dennis served as a Major in the USMC. A few years later they moved to Port Townsend, WA and lived there for eight years. They moved to the Seattle area again in 1968. They later moved to Redding, CA for a short year and then to Modesto, CA in 1973, where they have been settled ever since. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren. God gave Dianne the wonderful gift of music as a talented vocalist and pianist. She used that gift for many years to serve Him at First Baptist Church in Bothell, WA and First Baptist Church in Modesto, CA. She is currently a member of Calvary Chapel in Modesto, CA. Dianne was a loving Daughter, Wife, Mother and Nana. She is preceded in death by her father Harold Morgan. She is survived by her mother Emma Morgan of Modesto, CA, husband Dennis Abrahamson, three daughters, Karen (Louie) Fredriksz of Ripon, CA, Laurie (Carl) Saxe of Sammamish, WA and Nancy (Kieran) Baker of Alexandria, VA. She is also survived by seven grandchildren. Heather, Joshua and Holly Fredriksz, Logan andSean Saxe, and Abigail and Zachary Baker. Dianne will be remembered and missed by her family and many friends. Thank you all for your prayers, friendship and visits to her during her illness. A special thank you to the staff at Dale Commons for their care and also Community Hospice in her final days. Private services and burial at Lakewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to: Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto Ca., 95356
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September 20, 2010
Dear Denny and family, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you. I'm so glad Dianne is now Home but know the loss you must feel. Rely on the memories for warmth and strength and know that you are all being thought of and lifted up.
September 18, 2010
Dear Denny & girls,
I have many fond memories of our dear Dianne. A wonderful vocalist and a wonderful pianist / accompanist to other singers. I remember so clearly coming to your home to practice a solo (usually for a Sunday am service at First B) - many times. She was such a dear friend and I enjoyed her delicate but impish sense of humor - I'll never forget her, but I, as you do, have absolute confidence we'll be reunited again - "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if were not so , I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also." Jn 14:1-3.
September 17, 2010
I will always remember mrs. Abrahamson's warm smiles and heartfelt hugs when I saw her. My family will truly miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Denny and the entire Abrahamson family. Colin and Denise
September 10, 2010
I just by chance went to the Modesto Obituaries on my computer here in Santa Rosa and found my dear sweet friend of many years ago had gone to glory. We were "forever friends in the Lord" We encouraged one another at a particular time in our lives. My deepest heart felt sympathy to all the family.
Doris Lovvorn, former member of First Baptist Church in Modesto
September 9, 2010
Denny and family,
I'm very sorry to hear your sad news. Words are no great comfort for a loss like this, but please know that you are all in our family prayers. Some of my first real memories -- always happy ones -- are of playing at your house in Port Townsend. (Since I was a pretty shy kid then, that tells me how wonderful a mom, friend, and neighbor Dianne was!) I’ve attached a picture of Dianne and Denny taken at our wedding reception. Mennette and I were so happy that you both could share that day with us. With my love and deepest condolences, Pat
September 7, 2010
I have know Dianne for many years. She always had a quick smile and hug when we would meet. She will be greatly missed.
September 5, 2010
Denny and family, We were so sad to hear the news but we have great Faith that Dianne is now happy in Heaven. As part of Patrick's birthday celebration we gave him his Baby Book and Dianne had so many mentions in it as part of our shared years in Port Townsend, she was a wonderful friend. Thank you to all of you for being such good friends through the years. Love and Prayers, Don & Marilyn L.
September 5, 2010
Dennis, Karen, Louie and family,
My heart is so heavy and I am so saddened by the news of Dianne's passing. In the short time I have known her, she has been such a woman of elegance and grace. I am so happy that I had the chance to meet her and get to know her. Please know that I'm thinking of you and that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Lakewood Funeral Home
September 1, 2010
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.