William Abraham

Obituary of William Edward Abraham

William “Bill” Edward Abraham was born on July 6, 1930, in Glendale, CA to Goldina Stopher and Bernard Abraham. 

He married Rosetta Mary Dickinson on March 22, 1953. They had 3 children; Terry Edward (Debbie) Abraham, William Edward Jr. (Lila) Abraham, Maryetta Marie (Todd) Keller.

His second marriage was to his current wife, Lila Lee Rufer, her children, Jacob (Elizabeth) Rufer, Kathy Rufer, and Elizabeth (Terry) Mann and their families as his own as well.

He had a total of 14 Grandchildren and 21 Great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and dedicated his life to his family and church.  He served faithfully in many callings and duties in the church touching countless lives with friendship, service, and support.

He moved up to Tacoma, WA as a young lad and grew up on the westside of the state in the giant fir trees.  He left school in the 8th grade to work to support his family.

Bill’s primary jobs were working in the woods (Logging/Mill) and Machinist/Welder Union where he worked until he was hurt on the job and retired.

He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and traveling to Alaska and throughout the continental US.

Later in life, he discovered that his biological father was Forest Nichols, of CA.

Bill peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 1st, 2023 in Puyallup, WA from cancer.

He was proceeded in death by his wife Lila (Rufer) Abraham and his son Terry Abraham.

A memorial service will be held on January 14, 2023 at 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 12407 Military Road E, Puyallup, WA

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