Marilyn Louise Abeloe

December 10, 1935May 14, 2019

Marilyn Louise (Michl) Abeloe, beloved wife and mother passed away peacefully on May 14 with many of her family and friends by her side. She was born in Olney, Illinois to Frank and Lydia Michl on December 10, 1935. As the daughter of an oilfield worker she lived in Illinois, Wyoming and Utah. After graduating in 1953 from Uintah High in Vernal Utah, she attended Saint Mary-of-the-Wasatch in Salt Lake City Utah. Marilyn later moved to Santa Paula, CA where she worked at Union Oil, First National Bank, Cauch’s Drug, and the US Postal Service.

She married Donald Leland Abeloe in Santa Paula at Saint Sebastian Catholic Church on August 2, 1958. They were married for 60 years and together raised four sons. She loved to sew and travel having visited Hawaii and Europe on three occasions. She and Don also camped regularly in Yosemite, the Sierra, and Carpinteria and Jalama beaches. They also traveled through 40 states in their RV.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Donald L. Abeloe, sons and daughters-in-law Donald L. Abeloe II (Sheryl), David M. Abeloe (Susan), Dennis M. Abeloe (Michelle) and Douglas A. Abeloe. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all that have known and loved her.

Family and friends are invited to a funeral rosary and Mass beginning at 10:00 am on Thursday May 30th at Saint Sebastian Catholic Church in Santa Paula. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday May 31st at Santa Maria Cemetery in Santa Maria CA.


  • Donald Leland Abeloe, Husband
  • Donald L. Abeloe II (Sheryl), Son
  • David M. Abeloe (Susan), Son
  • Dennis M. Abeloe (Michelle), Son
  • Douglas A. Abeloe, Son


30 May

Rosary Service

10:00 am

Saint Sebastian Catholic Church

235 N 9th St
Santa Paula, CA 93060

30 May

Funeral Mass

10:30 am

Saint Sebastian Catholic Church

235 N 9th St
Santa Paula, CA 93060

31 May

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Santa Maria Cemetery

1501 S College Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93454


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Michelle Kolbeck

May 20, 2019

Marilyn was the best neighbor anyone could have. She was also my "California" mother and a grandmother to my nine children since our family lived in the mid-west. Her and Don always welcomed our family into their home when they came to visit and they came to many family functions. I will truly miss Marilyn because for the last 30 years she has always come to my emotional, spiritual, and physical rescue for whatever I needed. May she rest in peace.