Obituary forOct. 23, 2002 from Desert Sun Newspaper, Palm Springs, CA
James A. Abney Sr., 66, of Desert Hot Springs died Oct. 17, 2002, in Loma Linda of natural causes.
He was born May 19, 1936, to Argus and Lucille Gilpen Abney in Newport, Ark.
He married Deann Holley on March 4, 1988, in Bullhead City, Ariz.
He was a project manager supervising construction with Marriott Hotels for 40 years.
He served in the Army from 1953 to 1957.
He is survived by his wife, Deann of Desert Hot Springs; his daughter, Jennifer of Los Banos; two sons, Sam of Sonora and James Jr. of Oregon City, Ore.; two stepsons, Randy Branch of Maryester, Fla., and Stephen Branch of Desert Hot Springs; his sister, Barbara Gutierrez of Henderson, Nev.; his mother, Lucille of Henderson; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be at a later date at the Mount Gillard Cemetery Chapel in Eclectic, Ala., with Rose Mortuary of Desert Hot Springs in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society