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Elsie MacAnn Abbott | PASSAGES
Elsie Lydia MacAnn Abbott was born Nov. 9, 1918 in Rochester, N.Y. as the daughter of Matilda and Daniel MacAnn. She passed away in Auburn Nov. 29. 2013 at the age of 95.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Abbott, in 1985. She is survived by her children, Dan (Karen) of Glenfield, N.Y.; Dale (Chris) Christopherson of Bainbridge Island; Douglas (Ann) of Crawfordsville, Ind.; and Donald (Marie) of Enumclaw. She was the beloved grandmother of nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Elsie lived in Rochester, N.Y. most of her life. She worked at the Eastman Kodak Co. as a secretary in the early 1940s where she met her future husband, John Abbott.
They were married in 1940 and she became a devoted homemaker following the birth of her children. She remained active in the community – especially in the Girl Scout program and the local garden clubs. She later obtained her real estate license to work with her husband. She loved spending time with the family in their summer Adirondack home on Long Lake.
Following her husband’s death in 1985 she moved to Clearwater, Fla. where she remained active with the Episcopal Church.
In 2002 Elsie moved to Bainbridge Island for several years. She later moved to Indiana where she resided for five years before returning to Washington state.
She was a warm and loving lady and her memory will be cherished. Services will be held at a later date.