In Memory

Connie Robinson (Abramsom)

Connie Robinson (Abramsom)

Connie Robinson Abramson passed away after a valiant 2 year struggle with COPD on August 8th, the day before her 69th birthday. They had a wonderful celebration of life on Sept. 14th, 2013. She leaves behind her husband of 49 years, Doug Abramson, their three children and several grandchildren.

Connie worked for safeway for 32 years, She started in 1973 as a checker.  When Safeway decided to start their floral department Connie began taking classes in design at Skagit Valley College. She moved to floral and eventailly became the department manager and then the floral merchandiser.  When she retired in 2005 she had become the floral district merchandiser in charge of openings, remodels, restocking existing stores and the territory ran from Issaquah to the Peninsula and north to the Canadian boarder.  After she retired in 2005 she still did weddings and special events out of her home. Connie also did the decorations and flowers for Lincon's 1962- 50th class reunion.

Connie not only did flower arragements but she also painted from 1978 to 1982 ( while they were in the house on 5th Ave. in Anacortes).  When they moved to the house on the hill she became a member of the Anacortes school board.

Connie was very active in a number of clubs. She was part of the Lions Club, secretary for the Lake Goodwin Community Club, belonged to The Beach Rockettes Red Hats and the VCCA ( Vintage Chevy Club of America). She never lost contact with her Girl Scout "buds".

Both she and Doug worked tirelessly for the Seattle Rod-Tiques car club. Year after year the club was instrumental in raising money for charity. Each year on  Memorial Day weekend their club put on the Cruzin' to Colby event in Everett. There were a number of events during the weekend- cruising the loop on Colby that was followed by a "sock hop". On Memorial day there were 700-900 hot roads on display. Connie organized and ran the awards.

In her last few years she and Doug traveled a lot. They took "snowbird" trips to Arizona in their motor home, a trip to Australia and a number of cruises to Alaska, Western caribbean and a cruise through the Panama Canal.