Retired Civil Service
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August "Gus" Abelt, 93, of Tularosa, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his home.
Mr. Abelt was born Aug. 28, 1914 in Westmore, Mont. to William Frederick and Hattie Mae (Small) Abelt. He had lived in Otero County since 1953. He retired in 1970 from civil service at Holloman Air Force Base as an electronics technician.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elaine Abelt, in 2001; and a grandson.
Survivors include a son Robert Abelt and his wife Joyce, of League City, Texas; two daughters, Nancy Bass and her husband Dick, of Tularosa, and Linda Hamilton and her husband Ray, of Alamogordo; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to give special thanks to Rudy Hernandez for going out and cutting Mr. Abelt's hair.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
To sign the online guest book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 3 to Oct. 17, 2007