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Terrie Abraham - July 01, 2012


Terrie Kim Scott Abraham, daughter of Wayne and Doris Scott, was born in Sterling on Oct. 8, 1958. She died and passed into eternal life on July 1, 2012 in Keller, Texas as a result of a tragic accident.

She fell from a patio awning when a ladder folded as she was descending the roof after washing windows. The fall inflicted serious damage to her liver and she died within several hours.

Terrie graduated from Haxtun High School in 1977, from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in business and finance and from the University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in finance.

After working with her dad in the banking industry for several years, she joined the U.S. Postal Service, eventually attaining one of two positions offered in the United States as a management trainee for the Postal Service. She was assigned to the western region in California and became the first female postmaster of Milpitas, Calif.

Terrie met and married her husband of 22 years, Mel Abraham. To this union was born one son, Brandon, and one daughter, Taylor. They lived in San José, Calif. until 2008 when Mel transferred to Fort Worth, Texas. Terrie resigned from the Postal Service to become a full-time mom, a position she loved.

She enjoyed cooking, especially baking bread and pies, an art she learned from her grandmothers, Jessie Scott and Martha Schaefer. Landscaping became her passion, and she spent many hours perfecting every flower and tree in her yard. Brandon played competitive soccer, so Terrie became a “soccer mom,” eventually traveling to London to see him play in national competition.

The lives of their family were recorded with photographs that were the basis for her “scrapbooking” hobby. Terrie remained connected to her roots in Haxtun with a personal interest in farming and cattle.

Terrie was preceded in death by her grandparents.

She is survived by her husband, Mel of Keller; children, Brandon and Taylor of Keller; sister, Julie McGrath of Littleton, brother-in-law, John McGrath, and Jake and Jessica; sister, Dona Willmeth of Seneca, Kan., brother-in-law, Jack, and Kent and Dawson; and her parents, Wayne and Doris Scott of Haxtun.