Obituary: Irene (Irma) Abbott |

Obituary: Irene (Irma) Abbott

Staff reports

Irene (Irma) Abbott, 72, a Gardnerville resident for the past 10 years, died on July 7 at Sierra Convalescent Center in Carson City.

She was born in Bakersfield, Calif., on Oct. 1, 1927, to Ralph and Helen Carey Abbott.

She worked for the state of California for 25 years and had lived in Lakewood before moving to Gardnerville.

Ms. Abbott was a member of the Carson Valley United Methodist Church and of the Ladies Fleet Reserve Association, LA FRA Sierra Tahoe Unit 137, for the past six years.

She enjoyed gardening and needlepoint.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Leona Scherer.

Surviving are her brother Cecil Abbott and his wife Nora of Gardnerville.

A private inurnment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, Calif.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home handled arrangements.