Greg Abbott

A memorial service for Greg Abbott is at Center Church, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Greg Abbott, born May 5, 1948, was a beloved friend to many on Lopez Island. He passed away on Friday July 31st at Callahan House in Shoreline, Wash. Greg had a gentle nature, a beautiful singing voice and a gift for carpentry and cabinetmaking–all of these he shared with the island community, and in Seattle and Oregon as well. Greg was diagnosed with dementia in 2008 and was lovingly cared for by his wife, Madeline, in their McMinnville, Ore., home until his illness required 24-hour care. Greg will be greatly missed by friends and family alike. A potluck reception will follow the service.