Jeffrey William Abel passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013. He fought the good fight his entire life, most especially these last eight years battling cancer. Jeff was born on October 31, 1966 to Bill and Cathy Abel in Panorama City, CA. His family later moved to Colusa where he graduated from Colusa High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cal Poly Pomona, and earned his law degree from the University of La Verne.
Jeff was the managing attorney for the northern California office of Mercury Insurance, specializing in insurance defense litigation. He volunteered in his community, in his church, and at his children's schools. Jeff was drawn to any sport that allowed him to enjoy nature, including snowboarding and scuba diving. He was especially passionate about trail running. He competed in many marathons and ultra-marathons, including the Western States 100 Endurance Run.
Though he achieved much, Jeff never was more honored than to be Bill and Cathy's son and Tari's brother. He never experienced an adventure more thrilling than being Andrea's husband. There was not an accolade or recognition more important to him than being Dad to Chase, Elise, and Madison.
Funeral services will be held on October 3, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 211 Estates Drive, Roseville, CA. Cochrane & Wagemann Mortuary. cochranewagemann.com
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2013