Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, February 1976




Funeral services were held Thursday, February 19, 1976 from the United Methodist Church in Holyoke for Leslie Wayne Abbey, 61, who passed away February 15, at Ogallala, Nebraska.


Rev. Eldon Shoemaker officiated at the service. Interment was in the Holyoke Memorial  Park with military graveside rites conducted by Holyoke American Legion Post 90.


Leslie Wayne Abbey, eldest child of William Dallas and Amy Rea LaPorte Abbey, was born in Mt. Etna, Adams County, Iowa, March 13, 1914. He died Saturday, February 15, 1976 at Ogallala, Nebraska.


He received his education in Corning, Iowa. He married Doris Oliver July 6, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska. The couple lived in Corning, Iowa for 13 months, then moved to Holyoke where the family remained while he was in the military service.


He was inducted into the military service at Fort Logan, Colorado, August 3, 1942. He received his basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas. He served in the Armed Services in the 1085th Engineer Utility Detachment in the European-African-Middle East theatres during the second World War. He was discharged at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, November 15, 1945, and arrived in Holyoke November 17th, rejoining his family.


He farmed the present farm until his heart attack in 1955, and continued in a limited capacity until his death. He was a member of the Holyoke United Methodist Church.


He has been an active member of the American Legion Post No. 90, serving in all offices on the local and District level; and on Department and National committees. He was Sgt-at-arms at the local Post for the last 13 years.


He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Philip.


Survivors include his widow, Doris; one son, Larry Wayne Abbey of Holyoke; one daughter, Vonnell Marie Lewis, a son-in-law Gale, and grandchild, Sean Michael Lewis all of Kennewick, Washington; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Abbey of Englewood, Colorado; one sister, Ruby Katherine Heatherington of Castro Valley,

California; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.



Leslie Wayne ABBEY

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