September 4, 1948 - March 26, 2016
RICHMOND, Utah - Michael Edwin Abbott passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, March 26, 2016, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born Sept. 4, 1948 in Hilo, Hawaii. Mike was the youngest of three boys born to Lewis Zane and Martha Helen (Allen) Abbott.
As a member of an Air Force family, he lived all across the United States and Germany, which gave him the skills to talk to anybody at any time.
After spending the majority of his high school years in Bitburg, Germany, he finished and graduated from Mascoutah High School in Illinois. He started college at Weber State before transferring to Utah State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in wildlife biology. While living in Logan he was introduced to Kathryn Stocking at an Institute activity. They were married Sept. 5, 1974, in the Logan, Utah, LDS Temple. They moved to and settled in Richmond, Utah, where they raised four children, many dogs and a beautiful garden.
Mike spent his career as a general contractor, owning and operating Western Construction. He enjoyed construction and the many wonderful people he was able to associate with during that time.
Mike enjoyed many hobbies. He could always find time to golf whatever the weather, often telling Kate, "I'm going for my walk." He loved to be outdoors. He was an avid hunter, often taking one of his black Labs for an afternoon pheasant hunt. He enjoyed skeet shooting, dabbled in Dutch oven cooking. He fished every lake in southern Idaho before moving on to bigger fish in Alaska.
He was a stalwart member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of all his callings he most enjoyed working with the youth.
He is survived by his wife Katheryn, his children Nicole (Justin) Lewis, Jessica (Chris) Owens, Brian (Tami) Abbott, Cynthia (Kasey) Kohler, his 11 grandchildren with one more on the way, and his brothers, Zane (Brenda) and Allen Abbott.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the many doctors and staff of the huntsman cancer institute, Cathy Hall, our hospice nurse who was truly a blessing. Mike and Kate were truly touched by the outpouring of love shown by their many friends and neighbors during this time.
In lieu of flowers the family would suggest a donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in honor of Mike.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016, at noon at the City Creek church house, 150 S. 100 East, in Richmond, Utah. A viewing will be held Friday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church and Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., also at the church. Interment will be in the Richmond, Utah, Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com
Published by Logan Herald Journal on Mar. 29, 2016.