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OBITUARY

Paul Abraham

December 31, 1929March 2, 2020
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Paul Abraham, 90, of Olivia passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, in Port Lavaca. He was born December 31, 1929 in Olivia to Albert and Ethel Peterson Abraham. Paul worked at Alcoa for 35 years as a millwright, and after his retirement, he enjoyed running a ranching business, "Running A Ranch", with his brother Wayne, and his sons, Scott and Jim. He was very proud that "Running A Ranch" received the award for Conservation Ranch of the year. He loved his family and never met a stranger. You could always find him riding around checking cows or visiting a neighbor.

He attended Caranchaua Chapel where he served as an elder for many years. Paul enjoyed teaching Sunday School, reaching the youth to serve Christ and being a true Christian follower. Paul also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War conflict.

Paul is survived by the love of his life, Gail Sexton Abraham, whom he married on August 20, 1954, and celebrated 65 years of wedded bliss on August 20, 2019. He is also survived by his two sons, Jim Abraham (Terri) and Scott Abraham (Allyson); daughter, Janice Abraham; sister, Charlotte Abraham; brothers, Allen Abraham (Audene), Wayne Abraham (Betty Jo), and Dale Abraham (Jan); brother-in-law, John Garland; and grandchildren, Nick Abraham, Eric Abraham, Stephanie Sippel (Billy), Melanie Nunley (Hunter), and Courtney Abraham.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Joann Abraham and Gail Garland; and brother, Carol Abraham (Jo Marie).

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you consider donating to Olivia Cemetery or Olivia/Port Alto Community Center in his honor.

A Memorial Service is being held Friday, March 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Gail Sexton Abraham, Wife
  • Albert Abraham, Father (deceased)
  • Ethel Peterson Abraham, Mother (deceased)
  • Scott and Allyson Abraham, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Jim and Terri Abraham, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Janice Abraham, Daughter
  • Charlotte Abraham, Sister
  • Joann Abraham, Sister (deceased)
  • Gail Garland, Sister (deceased)
  • Allen and Audene Abraham, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Wayne and Betty Jo Abraham, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Dale and Jan Abraham, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • John Garland, Brother-in-law
  • Carol and Jo Marie Abraham, Brother and Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Nick Abraham, Grandson
  • Eric Abraham, Grandson
  • Stephanie and Billy Sippel, Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law
  • Melanie and Hunter Nunley, Granddaughter and Grandson-in-law
  • Courtney Abraham, Granddaughter

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, March 6, 2020

Memories

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Debbie Abraham

March 7, 2020

When I first joined the Abraham family, I found Uncle Paul to be quite the handsome man with his white hair, dark tan and great smile but it didn’t take but a few words with him to find the gentle, polite and caring man that he was. He was dedicated to his family and faith and set a standard for all of us to follow. I will always remember him as a loving husband, caring father and devoted Christian. He will truly be missed.

Benjamin and Sandy Wang

March 6, 2020

Paul has been a long time friend to our Chinese community in Port Lavaca. He taught many of us English, taught our kids to trust God and was always supportive of our church. He is a man of faith. He will be truly missed.

Jeanette Haskin Roberson

March 6, 2020

Paul was a good man. .He will truly be missed. He was a long time friend of our family for many many years.

Dave Roberson

March 6, 2020

I have often thought about what I would most like to be said about me after I die. I will now write that same thing about Paul.
“He was a good man.”

Steve Sieben

March 5, 2020

Paul was steadfast in his love for his family and his Lord. What a great example he was. You could always count on a big smile and a positive outlook from Paul. Calm, strong, kind, humble and honest are what come to mind when I think of brother Paul. Will miss you sir but will see you, and the rest who've gone before, soon.

Bud Peterson

March 4, 2020

Whenever I think of my cousin Paul, I remember a story my dad (aka: Uncle Glenn) told about Paul years ago. Paul had some surgery and was still in the hospital. The surgeon came to see how Paul was doing. He was telling Paul what he could expect to be able to do after he recovers. Then Paul asked, “Will I be able to play the violin?” The surgeon said, “Certainly.” Paul said, “Great. I always wanted to play the violin.” Such a great sense of humor, those Abraham cousins!
God Bless Paul

Phil Colquitt

March 3, 2020

Loved this man! He was very supportive of our Church start at Bayside Community Church, encouraged me and showed me how a Christian man acts and lives! One of the few men who impacted my life!

Mark Behrens

March 3, 2020

Mr . Abraham was a great man that was always happy to see you and had a smile on his face. Gave me one of my first jobs as a kid, and always knew what to say when you had a question. He will truly be missed. He leaves behind a great family to truly honor his name.

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Biography

Paul Abraham, 90, of Olivia passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, in Port Lavaca. He was born December 31, 1929 in Olivia to Albert and Ethel Peterson Abraham. Paul worked at Alcoa for 35 years as a millwright, and after his retirement, he enjoyed running a ranching business, "Running A Ranch", with his brother Wayne, and his sons, Scott and Jim. He was very proud that "Running A Ranch" received the award for Conservation Ranch of the year. He loved his family and never met a stranger. You could always find him riding around checking cows or visiting a neighbor.

He attended Caranchaua Chapel where he served as an elder for many years. Paul enjoyed teaching Sunday School, reaching the youth to serve Christ and being a true Christian follower. Paul also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War conflict.

Paul is survived by the love of his life, Gail Sexton Abraham, whom he married on August 20, 1954, and celebrated 65 years of wedded bliss on August 20, 2019. He is also survived by his two sons, Jim Abraham (Terri) and Scott Abraham (Allyson); daughter, Janice Abraham; sister, Charlotte Abraham; brothers, Allen Abraham (Audene), Wayne Abraham (Betty Jo), and Dale Abraham (Jan); brother-in-law, John Garland; and grandchildren, Nick Abraham, Eric Abraham, Stephanie Sippel (Billy), Melanie Nunley (Hunter), and Courtney Abraham.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Joann Abraham and Gail Garland; and brother, Carol Abraham (Jo Marie).

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you consider donating to Olivia Cemetery or Olivia/Port Alto Community Center in his honor.

A Memorial Service is being held Friday, March 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.