|By Ed German (Admin) on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 12:43 am: Edit|
Edward Douglas Abrahamson
November 28, 1952 - March 5, 2022
Edward Douglas Abrahamson was born November 28, 1952 and died March 5, 2022 after a long battle with cancer. He graduated from Reagan High School in Austin and Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He was employed at the Texas Railroad Commission, Gas Utilities Division retiring in 2019 after 43 years. His career at the Railroad Commission began as a part-time college position and advancing along the way to Director of Gas Utilities. He also served over 31 years in the Army National Guard, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer and Commander of the Criminal Investigation Unit. He received many awards and decorations and especially loved his time in the Airborne Pathfinder Unit (89 jumps!)
He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Edward Abrahamson. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Trisha Ellis Abrahamson, sons, Matthew and Andrew Abrahamson, daughter-in-law, Celeste Abrahamson, his grandson (and pride and joy), Aiden Abrahamson, his mother, Leona Abrahamson and sister, Judy Abrahamson, brother and sister-in-law Mike and Becky Ellis and dear friend forever, Wayne Bradford. He is also survived by countless friends and associates who will miss him dearly.
He was active in Boy Scouts, helping push both of his sons to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He was also devoted to his church and possessed a true servant heart for anyone he encountered.
He absolutely loved to travel (definitely not a light packer), highly organized for any eventuality, even hurricane supplies for his recent stay in Houston for his stem cell transplant. His favorite destination was his annual trip to Yellowstone National Park. His happy place was Lamar Valley with Trisha and many dear friends. There were trips to both coasts, Alaska, 30-year anniversary trip for Trisha to Italy and national parks and any other place she wanted to go to. He delighted in many hunting, fishing and "walkabout" trips with his buddy Wayne.
Ed and Trisha would like to express special gratitude to their "Journey Group" for all the laughter, support and memories for over thirty years and counting!
He was always thoughtful, kind and generous, naturally wanting to take care of all his friends and family, neighbors, children and elders. Who will top off our windshield wiper fluid now and bring all the extra supplies?
A memorial service was held on March 12, 2022 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Austin, TX.
Published in Austin American Statesman
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