Rexford Jay “Rex” Abbott
January 25, 1945 – March 28, 2016
Rexford J. “Rex” Abbott, formerly of Binghamton, New York; Seattle, Washington; Tucson, Arizona; San Jose, California: and Sequim, Washington; passed away suddenly due to natural causes on March 28, 2016.
A celebration of life will be from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn; two daughters, Lynore and Barbara; brother Scot; sister Barbara; three grandchildren, Ethan, Corbett and Erick; and a number of nieces, nephews,
grandnieces, and grandnephews.
While in California, Rex and his family were active in
the West Valley Community Orchestra, the Lake Merritt Sailing Club, the Sausalito Cruising Club Winter Racing Series, and SYRA (the Small Yacht Racing Association).
A mechanical-aerospace engineer and high school electronics teacher, Rex retired to Sequim, Washington in the fall of 2004.
He became active in several bands playing either tuba or trumpet: Port Townsend Band, Sequim Band, Sequim Community Orchestra, and Stardust Dance Band.
He built and flew model airplanes his entire life. He became involved with the Sequim Boys & Girls Club where he taught the children how to build and fly their own planes.
Rex loved life. He was always out and about, ready to lend a helping hand, power tool, mower or trailer.
Rex will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
A Celebration of Life is being planned for the Summer.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Boys & Girls Club Olympic Peninsula, P.O. Box 4167, Sequim WA 98382 or the Sequim Community Orchestra, P.O. Box 1681, Sequim, WA 98382.