Jerome Eugene Abraham
of Hornbrook, CA. fomerly of Rancho Cucamonga, CA passed away May 27, 2009 at homes. He was born November 4, 1933 in Steger Illinois and was preceded in death by both parents, Eugene Jerome Abraham and Celeste Abraham. As his father was in the military, the family lived many places, Steger, Illinois; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Riverside California; and Wiesbaden, Germany. Jerry graduated from high school in Germany and Joined the Air Force. He was stationed in Germany for 3 years then upon returning to the United States was stationed in Roswell, New Mexico. It was here that he met and married Earlene Bowers in 1955. Jerry and Earlene have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Their children include Bruce Abraham and his family of Battle Ground, Washington; David Abraham and his family of Oregon House, California, Gaye Lynn Abraham Smith and her family of Riverside California; and Donald Abraham and his family of Rancho Cucamonga, California. During the growing up years of th e family, Jerry was very involved in all the sports that the children were taking part in school. He was also a Scoutmaster when the children were in Boy Scouts. Upon graduation from college as an Electronic Engineer, Jerry worked for Applied Radiation in Walnut Creek California for 18 months. In 1962, Jerry went to work for Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. He only worked there for 34-1/2 years. While at JPL his assignments included many unmanned spacecraft. In 1996 Jerry retired from JPL. He moved to Ho rnbrook, California to assume the duties as a preacher for the Yreka Church of Christ for 6 years. Jerry loved his family very much and was very proud of each of them. Jerry loved to travel. He had a very wry sense of humor and loved being ornery, in a good way. Jerry loved to study his Bible. He really enjoyed the preaching and teaching he was able to do. Jerry will surely be missed. Visitation will be 5-8PM Wednesday (6/03) at Stone Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11:30AM Thursday at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 1:30PM - Area #3 Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA. Stone Funeral Home in Charge of Arrangements.

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Published in Daily Bulletin on Jun. 2, 2009.