Richard Owen Abbey

May 9, 1938June 18, 2012

Richard Owen Abbey Lansing, MI

Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family June 18, 2012 at the age of 74. Richard was born May 9, 1938 in Lansing to the late Owen and Gladys (Arney) Abbey. Richard was a born again Christian who faithfully served his country in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He retired as a draftsman for the State of Michigan after many years of service. Richard will be fondly remembered as a talented musician with the remarkable gift of improv on a variety of instruments. Preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Cpl. Nyle Yates, III, who was killed in Iraq in 2006; and very special aunt, Rev. Shirley Tupper. Surviving to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Teresa (Tupper) Abbey; daughters, Teri (Windi) Abbey, Stefanie Abbey and fiancé Jordan Luna; sons, David (Beverly) Abbey, and Richard (Stephanie) Abbey; grandchildren, Kathlene, Joseph, Zachary and Xavier; niece, Krystal Yates; and nephews, Brian Shields and Shane Tupper. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM at Lake Lansing Park, North (across from the boat launch at main pavilion) in Haslett, MI. Those desiring may make contributions to VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 in memory of Richard. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 1, 2012

Richard Owen Abbey

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Louanne Flower

September 10, 2012

Teri, we just learned of Dick's passing. So sorry for your loss. He is now with mom and dad. With great sympathy Louanne

Mimi Campbell

July 3, 2012

Terri my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father

Jean Brown

July 2, 2012

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Donna Kidd

July 2, 2012

Teri I am so sorry to hear about you dad passing away. I know that your heart is broken and I wish I could fix it but I can't. Just remember even though he's not with you in body he will always be in your heart. Now you have a special angel in heaven looking out for you. If I can do anything for you please don't hesitate in calling me. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Donna Kidd

July 1, 2012

Terri and Stephanie - I just learn of Richard's passing. Our prayers are with you during this time. Your husband/father was a very kind, gentle and peacable man. He will always hold a special place of friendship in my life!
Pastor Robert Krauss, Vicksburg MI

June 29, 2012

My family sends our condolences to the Abbey family. We are keeping you in our prayers.
Felicia Hall
Douglasville, GA

Tammi Boatwright

June 28, 2012

Ms. Teri Abbey & Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy to you and your family. You were there for me when I lost my Dad and I am here for you. Take care. Mrs. Boatwright

Gus Kern

June 28, 2012

My heart is with you and your family at this sad time in life. Mr. Gus Kern and Mrs. Lenora May

Sue Calderara

June 28, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your beloved father. Teri, I wish I had an opportunity to meet your dad. He sounds like an all American man with such dedication to his country, a passion for life, so much talent and love for his family. I know it is not easy for you and your family right now; find comfort by holding on to his gentle smile and feel his love all around you every day. Love you, Sue

Joy Glidden

June 28, 2012

I was very sorry to hear of your loss, Teri. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort. Love you.