Had a peaceful passing and has been greeted in heaven by his beloved wife and son. Abel was born in Corrales, Durango Mexico. He was a resident of Santa Barbara since 1963. He enjoyed shoreline park walks with his wife and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his loved ones. Rosary will be held Thursday, May 16th at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows, E. Sola in Santa Barbara. Holy mass will be held Friday, May 17th at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows. Interment following at Calvary Cemetery, 199 N. Hope Ave., Santa Barbara. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce- Haider Funeral Chapels.