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Obituary for Abigail Zeller

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Abigail Zeller

January 1, 1970 - June 16, 2015

Abby Zeller died June 16, 2015, just as she had lived —as one in a million. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease took her life in a few short weeks, but it couldn’t take her sense of humor.


Abby was born on April 1, 1935, and lived most of her life in New Jersey. She worked as a secretary, retiring after 21 years from her position with Manasquan (NJ) High School in 1999. She moved to Ogden in 2002.


We’ll remember her shining white hair and blue eyes, bingo and bridge, cross-stitch and leaving her TV on all night. She had strong opinions and wasn’t shy about sharing them. She loved a good laugh and her innumerable catalogs. Her favorite meal would have included Jersey corn and tomatoes, onion rings, deviled eggs, lentil soup, macaroni and cheese, and roast leg of lamb.


Abby’s children and grandchildren are: Susan (Gary) Smith, Layton; Carol (Paul) Volk, Colts Neck, NJ; David (Connie) Zeller, Freehold, NJ; and Katie and Ben Smith and Hayden, Matthew, and Jack Volk. Abby’s nephews, Cotten and Topher Smith, and their families live in New Hampshire. Also saying good-bye are many friends from the Congregational United Church of Christ and Kitty-Cat, who has found a new home.


The caring staff of Apple Village Assisted Living and the attentive, compassionate doctors, nurses, and CNAs of the fifth floor of McKay-Dee Hospital helped Abby—and her family—through her last weeks.


A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 3350 Harrison Boulevard, Ogden, Utah.


Burial will be private in New Jersey.


Donations to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation ( or A New Beginning Animal Rescue ( would honor Abby’s life.


Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Time: 10:30 am -

3350 Harrison Boulevard, Ogden, Utah

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Burial will be private in New Jersey.


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Born: January 1, 1970
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