Skillin-Carroll Mortuary

738 East Santa Paula Street, Santa Paula, CA


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


  • Rosary Service Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 31, 2019


Marilyn Louise Abeloe

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Leah Kolbeck

May 30, 2019

Mrs. Abeloe, thank you for being my “California” grandma. You always had the best candies at your house and best stories. You were a beautiful woman who I looked up too. You will forever be missed. Until we meet again. I love you!

Rachael Anne Forbes (Kolbeck)

May 30, 2019

Words cannot express the impact Mrs. Abeloe had on me and my family. She happily took on the role of being our “California Grandma” and always showed unconditional love and support to all of us and our endeavors. She also provided us with valuable advice and always had a listening ear, thus has always been a positive role model. She will be so dearly missed! Rest In Peace!

Mary Harrison

May 23, 2019

Marilyn was a very dear friend for many years and we shared grandchildren & great grandchildren together since my daughter married her son. We spent a lot of time together: camping in Carpinteria & Yosemite, going out to dinner, dancing at the Green & Gold Balls, at our many family functions. I will miss her very much. RIP dear friend 🙏. Love & prayers to all her family ❤️🙏

Caren Carlson

May 22, 2019

My Condolences To The Abeloe & Michel Families. Marilyn You Will Be Missed Especially At Family Gatherings. I Will Always Remember Going To Carpinteria & Yosemite Growing Up. Thanks For The Fun Times. Your Deviled Eggs,Potato Salad & Bundt Cake Were Always Delicious. May You R.I.P.
Love ❤️ Always Caren Carlson (Harrison)

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.