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780 12th St. SW
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Le Mars, IA 51031
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Charlotte Abbott

Charlotte Lois Abbott (Duffield)

Thursday, April 3rd, 1930 - Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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Charlotte L. Abbott, 89, of Sioux City, Iowa passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Bickford Memory Care in Sioux City. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Don Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date at Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home.

Charlotte Lois Abbott was born on April 3, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Edward Russell and Doris Duffield. She was raised and educated in Baltimore prior to moving to Sioux City, Iowa.

Charlotte and J Willis Dunsworth were united in marriage on June 4, 1948 in Sioux City. They made their home in Sioux City where Charlotte worked as an elevator operator at Younkers. She also wrapped Christmas gifts there during the holiday season. She spent some time at home while her children were growing up and then became the gift shop manager at the Sioux City Museum in 1966. Charlotte ran the gift shop until her retirement. J Willis passed away on January 28, 1980. She later married Pierce “Bud” Abbott on March 26, 1983 in Sioux City.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sioux City. She also had served as the Secretary of the Siouxland Gem and Mineral Club and as a Cub Scout Den Mother. Charlotte loved the outdoors, camping, cooking over the campfire, traveling and hiking. One of her favorite destinations was Glacier National Park. During her retirement years, Charlotte volunteered at the Sierra Vista (Arizona) Visitors Center and at the Kartchner Caverns.

Grateful to have shared her life are her children and their spouses, Gary and Christi Dunsworth of Sioux City, IA and Nancy and David Augustine of Le Mars, IA; grandchildren, Brent (Ben), Justin (Kristyn), Andrea, Chris (fiancé, Courtney), Erin (Greg), Tara, Tiffany and Danielle; great-grandchildren, Cynthia, Elizabeth, Aric, Emma, Jaxten, Theo, Ciel and Ellie; and a special friend, Ron Reese of Sierra Vista, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, J Willis Dunsworth and Pierce “Bud” Abbott; and two half-sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the American Humane Society or the National Parks Service.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 6:30pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 6:30pm
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Rev. Don Meyer
  • Interment

    Logan Park Cemetery
    3901 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City Iowa, IA 51103
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  • Reception

    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Nancy W

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My memories of Charlotte are many but most of all her kindness and love for her family. Gary and Nancy were the lights of her life.
We had many co family events. All fun of laughs. Keep the good memories close and let any others go. Hug one another and love each other always.
Nancy and Larry Watson.

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