March 27 1929 September 30 2019
Donald Dee Abrahams March 27, 1929 – September 30, 2019 Share this obituary Send Flowers View/Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Donald Dee Abrahams, 90, of Astoria, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 30, 2019, in Astoria. He was born March 27, 1929 in Astoria, Oregon to Albert and Adriana Abrahams. He has one brother, Thomas. Don attended elementary school in Knappa and graduated from Astoria High School. He married Evelyn Ruth Hendriksen in 1959, they later divorced. She resides in Astoria. Don joined the National Guard after high school and also attended a trade school for mechanics. He later owned and operated two logs trucks. As a child he grew up at Big Creek Camp 3 as he wanted to experience the timber industry as an adult. He spent the majority of his career in Astoria working for various companies from Bumble Bee Seafoods, Crown Zellerbach and Dant & Russell. Before his later adventure to Alaska, he worked for Claterbos as the Master Diesel Mechanic in 1980 when Mt. St. Helens blew. He later traveled to work for Cochran Electric and then Seley Corporation in Ketchikan, Alaska, where he retired in 1989. After retirement, he kept himself busy working on miscellaneous projects and was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family, friends and neighbors. If anything was mechanically broken, he loved figuring out how to make it work again. In 1997, Don renewed his acquaintance with Patricia Van Cleave whom he originally met when he was 13 years old while his father was logging in Scio, Oregon for a short period of time. They married in 2001 in Long Beach, Washington, and lived in their Svensen home until her death in 2016. Don enjoyed working on his boat and any miscellaneous projects in his shop, fishing, camping, road trips, visits from his grandchildren and attending his grandchildren’s events. He is survived by his son, Mike and daughter-in-law, Michele, his daughter Judy and son-in-law, Jon, and his daughter, Susie; his grandchildren; Brian, Jordan (Steven), Miranda (Kyle), Mykka (Brad), Tesa (Casey) and his great-grandchildren, Jayden, Kaisa, Maverick and Sawyer. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas and sister-in-law, Roberta. Memorial contributions can be made to Sons of Norway Nidaros Lodge No. 16 and Camp 18 Loggers Memorial. SERVICES Celebration of Life Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Astoria Elks Lodge 453 11th Street Astoria, Oregon 97103 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Donald Dee Abrahams March 27 1929 September 30 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Astoria, state: Oregon