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In Memory of

Jonathan Clark Abbott

November 11, 1989 - September 2, 2016


Jonathan was born on November 11, 1989 at Zion Hospital in San Diego California. His parents were Bill and Josie Abbott. Jonathan was raised in Redlands, California and Oceanside, California He was "born again" as a child of God when he was ten years of age at West Coast Baptist church, Vista, CA. We first lived in San Bernardino and then moved to Redlands, and lived there for a number of years. Jon had the pleasure of living with grandparents and his aunt plus two cousins all on his mother's side of the family. So...

Jonathan was born on November 11, 1989 at Zion Hospital in San Diego California. His parents were Bill and Josie Abbott. Jonathan was raised in Redlands, California and Oceanside, California He was "born again" as a child of God when he was ten years of age at West Coast Baptist church, Vista, CA. We first lived in San Bernardino and then moved to Redlands, and lived there for a number of years. Jon had the pleasure of living with grandparents and his aunt plus two cousins all on his mother's side of the family. So he was surrounded with family. Due to his father's employment we moved to Oceanside, California. He had the unique experience to live in the Oceanside Harbor on a 30 foot Catalina sail boat for five years. We three lived on board intermittently with another brother and his uncle Arcel. So sailing became an active part of his life and he eventually experienced some training in the art of sailing. Jon also over the years engaged in summer camps on Camp Pendleton Marine Base. These camps introduced him to golf, horseback riding, bowling, swimming and soccer. He became a member of the Oceanside Swim team. Some of his early years to the second grade was in public school and the remainder at home under the tutelage of his father using Accelerated Christian Education curriculum. The home school consisted of 6 children of various ages and went from k - 12. He graduated from Lighthouse Christian Academy.

Jon was a quick learner. He was introduced to music, with lessons for piano, violin and eventually guitar. He had a tremendous talent and ability to play and was involved in many recitals. At one time was part of the San Diego Philharmonic orchestra at Palomar College. His fingers could move over the instruments with such speed that it was almost impossible to see his fingers move. He could read music and quite possibly could have composed.
He had a sweet and caring personality and was well liked by all he came in contact with. He will be sorely missed by Mother and Father and his girlfriend Leslie. They were together for almost three years. She has been a tremendous help during the time of grieving. We want to especially thank Brother Arcel and Sister-in-law Perla and children for personally being there at all times for us. For all those Brothers and Sisters in Christ who have remembered us in prayer these years of trial and heartache. All who knew him will greatly miss him. He is now in a far better place with his Savior and Lord Jesus forever.

He is survived by his parents Bill and Josie Abbott, girlfriend and sweetheart Leslie Garay, sisters Rise and Maurey, brothers Bill, Bob Curtis, and Daniel. Also, Uncle Marcelo Nestor, Aunt Perla Nestor, Cousins Christian, Christopher, Cayden Nestor.

"Anything is possible." That is what Jonathan Clark Abbott believed about life. He was a creative man, a perpetual inventor, who seemed to be able to find a solution for any difficulty confronting him. He had faith in his ability to find those solutions. Jonathan thoroughly enjoyed understanding how things worked. He possessed an inquisitive, confident, and rational nature matched with a versatile and agile mind. Jonathan was a person who believed that he could achieve whatever he set out to do.

He showed his ingenuity even as a child. When he was confronted with a problem, Jonathan could develop an imaginative solution, and he derived satisfaction from knowing he had that ability. This same talent for finding solutions had a positive bearing on Jonathan's family relationships. When a difficult situation or dilemma arose within the family, Jonathan was always there to help figure out a solution for making things work. As a young boy, Jonathan could be found building and inventing new and different things

He was curious, resourceful and interested in anything original. Jonathan took part in Soccer, swimming, horseback riding, golf, bowling and sailing. A member of Coastline Baptist Church, Oceanside, California, Palomar College Orchestra, and the Oceanside Swim Team. In his spare time he liked Pokeman games and traded cards and computer games. Jonathan's memorable achievements included amazing musical talent, he played the violin, piano and guitar. He also read and composed music.

Endowed with an appetite for knowing how his world worked, Jonathan enjoyed school, especially when the learning experience involved dissecting and probing the unknown. Jonathan was adept at scrutinizing different possibilities and designing innovative solutions. He graduated from Lighthouse Christian Academy in 2007. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was computer technology. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was his Father. He graduated with College preparatory level subjects, his most outstanding accomplishment was reading with comprehension level at 800 words per minute reading and 3.8 Grade Point Average.

Because he was a quick thinker and adept at picking up on new things, Jonathan performed well in college. He was always on a quest for knowledge and he relished the experience. Theories intrigued him, and he was good at solving complex problems. He always wanted to understand rather than judge. He attended Mira Costa College and Palomar College and was entering the Sophomore level of studies. His favorite courses were Psychology and Computer Technology.

Jonathan was socially resourceful, an expressive person who was willing to try new things. These qualities drew a lively circle of friends around him. Always interested in his friends' activities and interests, Jonathan was uncritical of his acquaintances. He was sought after by people who recognized that he was generous with his time and energy, and these same friends found Jonathan to be very stimulating company. Jonathan's humor and curiosity were contagious for those around him. While growing up, some of his best friends were Anthony Ake, Anthoney Angland and his Uncle Arcel.

As a born inventor, Jonathan was definitely in his element in his work place. He could easily create new and innovative systems, and incorporate those changes to bring a fresh approach to any work situation. Jonathan was a focused worker with a strong drive for achievement. He could assess all of the options before him and, using his analytical skills, could comfortably find answers that no one else had even considered. His personal initiative inspired those around him. Jonathan was always good at getting a project started and then, at the appropriate time, handing it on to a colleague. His primary occupation was Warehouse Management, accounts receiveable. He was employed at Harbor Freight, Vista, California. Jonathan always made an effort to be a team player, doing what needed was necessary in order to get the job done.

Jonathan's passion for finding a better way to do things was often an end in itself for him. In fact, that interest by itself became something of a hobby for this perpetual problem solver. Since Jonathan was always searching for new and unusual activities, he developed many interests and leisure pursuits. Some of the things he became an "expert" in might come as a surprise to those who knew him, but most friends and family understood that Jonathan simply couldn't be limited to just a few activities or ideas. His favorite pursuits were weight lifting, bicycle riding and skateboarding.

Jonathan's calm demeanor and eternally positive outlook served him well in sports. In high school, Jonathan played soccer basketball.. Recreational sports included golf and bowling. Jonathan was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football.

Jonathan's talents were well suited for being actively involved in professional and community organizations, something he did throughout his life. He enjoyed being involved and was willing to jump in and help out in most any situation. Jonathan could bring a breath of fresh air to any organization, simply by introducing his novel ideas and problem solving strategies. In high school, Jonathan was a member of the Coastline Baptist Church, Youth Club and Church Bus Ministry. Faith and religion were important to Jonathan. He was a member of Coastline Baptist Church, Oceanside, CA from 1999 to present. .

Having the opportunity to visit and explore a new place always intrigued Jonathan. Traveling and going away on vacations offered yet another opportunity for Jonathan to expand his ever-growing inventory of knowledge. Favorite vacations included the Republic of the Philippines and Atlanta, Georgia.

Jonathan was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Jonathan's favorites was Scout, a Pit Bull and Labrador and Duke a Wimmerunner. They were best friends for 6 years.

Jonathan passed away on September 2, 2016 at Oceanside, CA. Natural causes. Services were held at Coastline Baptist Church, Oceanside, CA. Jonathan was laid to rest in Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, CA.

During his lifetime, nothing appeared impossible to Jonathan. He met the words "it can't be done" with the enthusiastic challenge of a "wanna bet" attitude. Jonathan was able to recognize the possibilities a new idea held, even when those around him could not. For Jonathan, the traditional way of doing things fell short of his expectations, especially if there were original and untested methods for handling a challenge. For Jonathan Clark Abbott, the fun of living his life could be found in the challenge.