Deloris F Abbott
January 6, 1926 – February 26, 2011
Deloris F. Abbott, born into this world as Doloris Florence Pienta, of Olympia, WA, left her body early on Saturday, February 26, 2011. She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1926 and lived there until she moved to Olympia in 2003. Deloris worked as an executive secretary for The United Way of Chicago until her retirement in 1996. She was a beautiful woman, devoted, loving, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed having dinners with her family, listening to music, singing, reading classic books & poetry, and she loved the beautiful summers and gardens of the Pacific Northwest, and shopping and going to casinos! She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Abbott in 1990; her sister Catherine Sokolowski, and brother, Andrew Pienta. She is survived by her three children: Karen Abbott and Denise Daverso of Olympia; Basil Abbott of Chicago; her only grandchild, Ingrid Abbott, of Olympia, graduate of The Evergreen State College; her sister, Ann Olkiewicz, of Vandalia, MI; son-in-law, David Daverso, of Olympia; and many nieces and nephews. The family requests donating to the Leukemia Research Foundation in lieu of flowers.
- Memorial Service Saturday, April 2, 2011
- Committal Service Saturday, April 2, 2011
Deloris F Abbott
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April 11, 2011
For My Mother
Who, born under cloudy skies of dust
Reborn under skies tickled by tree tops
Rise again into the sky and heaven above
Take my love, my heart and my tears
I am ready for you to leave me finally
I will see you everywhere in nature
I will love everything as you taught
You will forever be in my thoughts
Your beautiful first born, Karen
April 10, 2011
Deloris loved life living it to its fullest in Chicago and Olympia. Some of her favorite things were gardening, playing pinochle, visiting a cisino now and then, feeding the animals but her real love was people. Deloris's way was to greet you with a smile and make you feel like family. I am grateful to have been part of Deloris's life and treated like a family member. I and the many others Deloris touched in her life will miss her.
April 7, 2011
Dear Friends, the funeral mass for my mother was beautiful. As my dear friend Linda Ellingson observed, it was so much like my mother, very feminine and beautiful. All of the staff at St. Michael's church were very supportive and helped us through this difficult time.
March 28, 2011
Deloris was the epitome of grace, elegance and dignity. I will miss our conversations which even at their silliest held truths about how to live and enjoy life. She treated me as one of her own and I will never forget her.
March 25, 2011
I will miss her very much. She was a gracious and lovely woman.