James William Abbott
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James William Abbott

Jim Abbott, a native of Seattle, passed away on October 15, 2019 at age 72. He loved school and graduated from Ingraham High School ('65), WWU ('69) and Willamette Law School ('72). He played baseball, football and rugby. Jim practiced law for 16 years before transitioning to a career in commercial construction and development.

Jim truly loved each phase of his work life. He felt blessed by his success in business and was engaged in community and charity activities throughout his life. Jim was a Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian and a member of Bethany Community Church. Jim gladly attended every sporting event his children played in, even live streaming games played out of state from his computer in Seattle. Jim loved Mariners baseball, Husky football and books of all kinds. He indulged in sentimental poetry and traveled to Maui every chance he got. Jim had a great sense of humor, always keeping everyone laughing and on their toes. He was also kind, honest and genuinely adored his family and friends.

Jim is survived by his beloved Alice and their two children, Allison (Matt) and Tyler (Michelle). Jim is also survived by two grandsons (Wyatt and Brock), his brother John (Kelly) and sisters Katie (Larry) and Lynne.

There will be a celebration honoring Jim's life on October 30

at 11:00 am at

Sand Point Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harborview's Memory and Brain Wellness Center.

Sign Jim's online

Guestbook at www.legacy.com

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Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2019.
Celebration of Life
11:00 AM
Sand Point Country Club
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May 4, 2020
Sorry to hear about Jim's passing I came to know Jim as a my divorce attorney. In representing me, knowing custody was a low likelihood outcome for a man, he had to requirements: 1) be positive; 2)only tell the truth. Although insecure gong through this nightmarish process, I took solace in knowing that the truth would make things right. I ended up with sole custody, largely by following Jim's lead, and of course being a good dad. I was eternally thankful then and for years that I had a chance to work with Jim and that my son benefitted from this outcome. Condolences and warm affection to Jim's wife and family. Dr. Jim Clark
November 8, 2019
The Abbott family was an important part of my early life...............Influenced by his father and knowing Jim throughout my growing years where we attended church and school together, both graduating from Ingraham in 1965. When we were in high school, Jim and I worked at his fathers law firm, cleaning the office on Saturdays.....My thoughts and prayers are with his family..................I was out of town at the time of his memorial service..................
Michael Christensen
October 28, 2019
We are truly going to miss you, Jimmy.
Scott & Wendy Thompson
October 23, 2019
To all of Jim's family. Sorry for such a great loss. Have many memories from Jr. High,High School,and church activities.What a fantastic person.
Steve Geiger
October 22, 2019
Jim was a truly kind human being we were honored to be a part of his family through marriage. We will miss his humor, wit and puzzling abilities. Rest In Peace
Paula and Bruce
Paula Hoberg
October 22, 2019
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