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Emma Mae Abbot

Emma Mae Abbott, 83, died in Oct. 16, 2008. She lived in Prineville and was a resident of central Oregon since 1965. Memorial services will be private (family and close friends) at a later date.

The daughter of Alphonse and Agnes Bernard, she was born on July 12, 1925 in a little log cabin two miles east of Mackay, Idaho. She spent her childhood on the family ranch. She graduated from Mackay High School and immediately left Mackay to help in the war effort at Spokane Air Depot as a mechanic repairing B-24 airplanes as they returned from the war zone.

After WWII ended, she worked for private industries as a bookkeeper. She also worked in metals for Wah-Chang Corp., who at that time was building the inner fire walls of our missiles. She worked 12 years from the USDA Forest Service before retiring at the age of 65.

She enjoyed the outdorrs, especially the mountains, gardening, cooking and traveling.

In addition to her three children, Linda Mae Bowen, Robert F. Barter and Paul A. Abbott, survivors include one sister, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.