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Jeffrey LaVar Abrams

June 14, 1960 — January 10, 2023

 

Jeffrey Lavar Abrams

 

January 10th, 2023, the day we thought would never come. Jeffrey LaVar Abrams was called home. He was welcomed with open arms by his mother (Donna Wheeler Abrams), father (Lavar Schenk Abrams), mother-in-law (Lori Scothern), father-in-law (Wendell Scothern), grandson (Bayden Trussell), great grandson (Killian Williamson) and his dog Red.

 

Jeff was born June 14th, 1960, in American Fork, Utah. He then lived in Monticello, Utah for 10 years. He fell in love with the land and the freedom it brought. He later served in the United States Marine Corp. where he proudly served his country. He then moved to Layton, Utah where in 1990 he met and married the love of his life Luann Scothern Abrams. Together they raised, which to this day we don’t know how they did it, 9 children.

 

Kyle (Carrie) Williamson

Kristy (Gary) Doesburg

Keith (Dawn) Williamson

Kelli (Jefferson) Sinclair

Jason (Shannon) Abrams

Josh (Sarah) Abrams

Nathan (Marcela) Abrams

Nicole (Kyle) Arnold

Emily (Lance) Duet

 

He is survived by 24 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Each and every one was his entire world. He is also survived by his sisters, Joni (Arlin) Scoffield, and Julie Mellor. Brother and sister-in-law, Gary (Marylin) Scothern, and brother-in-law Jim Stoddard.

 

In 1997 he moved back to Monticello, Utah. There he worked as an industrial mechanic where he met one of his lifelong friends David (Margo) Vick. He then found another love of his life, ranch work. Anyone that knew Jeff would tell you his happiest places were on a horse, spending time with any animals, and with his family.

 

In 2012 Jeff and Luann moved back to Layton, Utah to help take care of his mother-in-law. He started long haul truck driving with his dog Curly and loved it! He LOVED to let the grandkids honk the horn! It reminded him of letting them honk the tractor horns in Monticello!

 

Jeff loved to spend time outdoors, fishing, camping, driving tractors (usually with a grandkid,) animals, horseback riding, teaching, laughing with and loving his family and friends. He will forever be missed. Never forgotten.

 

“He rides with wild horses. The same blood flows through their veins. Yes, he rides the wild horses. Like the horses he’ll never be tamed.” -Chris LeDoux

 

The family would like to give a special thanks to the people at Symbii that helped take care of Jeff at the end. A special thank you to Shanna, Melissa, Michele, and Janis.

 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.  Friends may visit with family Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.

 

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