Wesley Robert Abundis
March 10, 1959 – January 22, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Wesley Robert Abundis announces his passing on January 22, 2019. He fought a hard, but short battle with cancer.
Wes was born on March 10, 1959 in Santa Barbara the 2nd child of Mary JoAnne Slominski and Frank C. Abundis.
Wes and Ventura are synonymous. From attending Holy Cross School, DeAnza, Cabrillo, VHS and VCC there is a never ending amount of people who could call Wes a friend.
He Started work at Ventura Arco and shortly after started working at Southern California Edison. Beginning as a meter reader, Wes worked his way up to Project Manager. For 38 years he constantly took on increased responsibilty and upgraded his education as required. A farewell "Later" to all Edison co-workers.
Wes' passion was camping. Anywhere, but particularly at the beach, or wherever he could bring a kayak or maybe 5 to share with others. The water had a strong calling to Wes. Whether it be swimming, kayaking, body surfing or boogie boarding, Wes and the water were one. The Rolling Stones, KISS, and VW's all come in at a close second with numerous concerts attended, the last count of the Rolling Stones being 43, multiple cars owned and considered Ronald Reagan a Hero. In addition, Wes loved cooking. whether for 3 or 30 people, he would whip up a spectacular meal with plenty of leftovers for everyone to take home. Usually at the expense of another, Wes was always good for a laugh. Anyone and everyone was a target of his good natured and sarcastic humor. If you knew Wes, you could vouch for his compassion, generosity and kindness for others. A loyal friend of his became a true friend for life, a member of his direct or indirect family. While we may not be related, we will always be brothers and sisters!
Wes was united in marriage to Brenda Sousa on June 28th, 1980. He later had a son, Ryan Allen Abundis with Julie Hess and later married. He then married Kim Perlmutter. Surviving relatives: Son Ryan Allen Abundis of Ventura. Brothers: Alex Abundis of Lynden, WA. William Abundis of Moline, IL and Christopher( Christina) Abundis of Lynden, WA. Sister: Jennifer (Ron) Conner of Eldridge, IA. Nephews and Nieces: Andrew Herr of Geneseo, IL Ally Maclean of Broomfield, CO Marissa Austin and Hope Abundis of Lynden, WA and Megan Abundis of Albuquerque, NM. Additional Survivors: Frank C., Marcus, Remington and Richard Abundis. Tara and Bella Rubin. Ernie & Esther Blanco and the family of Mark Thomas had a special place in Wes's heart. We also thank Wes's neighbors, the Peacock family for the much support and love given to him and our family during this difficult time.
Wes was predeceased by his mother Mary JoAnne Slominski, Maternal grandparents William & Jennie Slominski.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date to be announced...think Carpenteria!
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Villalobos dog rescue, originally started as a wolf rescue in Southern California.
Wes appreciated the wolves and the beast within them...
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Wesley Robert Abundis
February 9, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about this. Wes was always such a nice guy and I know he will be missed very much by everyone he knew. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I know you all will have so many memories to share and Wes will always be with you in those memories.
January 31, 2019
What a beautiful passage. We are all so deeply saddened with the loss of a wonderful man. . We have so many memories of our childhood growing up together. Wishing your family strength to get through this tough time.. Our lord has taken him from us but I know he has a plan in Heaven for Wes to be with our loved ones.
Our deepest Sympathy,
The Mingle Family
January 31, 2019
Back when we first met and Jennifer and I would pester you and your friends (as only very young girls can bug teenage brothers), to the day as a grown up you were giving me brotherly advice, and telling me that if you knew we'd grow up to be such cool people, you would have been nicer to us back then. Haha. You more than made up for it in adult life. Much love Brother Wes, rest in peace in the arms of Jesus. Until we meet again...