Darrell 'Shorty' Abraham
Darrell "Shorty" Abraham was truly an exceptional person. The words most often used to describe him are generous, positive and one-of-a-kind.
Born June 25, 1935, in Burns to Maxine Abraham, Shorty grew up working for the ranches and farms around Council and Payette, Idaho, developing the skills that made him "Mr. Fixit" to everyone.
Eventually settling in Prineville in 1969 to raise his family, he worked more than 30 years at Coin Millwork as a setup man, millwright and eventually a saw filer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, anything motorcycle related and his children. But his true home and favorite job was on top of a horse, moving cows or roping for anyone who would ask, always for free, with the biggest smile on his face. Through this passion, he met and became part of a group and a culture that supported him to the end, true friends like Honk, Wacey and Lacey McBeth, Bill Sigman and some many dozens more.
Shorty succumbed to cancer after a lengthy battle on May 11, 2019, just shy of his 84th birthday.
He is survived by daughter, Tracy; son, Todd; and grandson, Tim; all of Prineville, as well as their extended families that meant so much to him, Lance, HadLee and Keaton Brown, Ambia Abraham, Hannah Smith; stepchildren, Leah Brown and Lacey Shanks; as well as faithful companions, Miss Molly, Smoke, Pretty One and Scorpio.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine; brother-in-law, Shorty King, Grace Abraham; sister, Shirley Evanow; brothers, Kenny Abraham and Tuffy Abraham; Linda Abraham and Horse.
He was truly the rock in his family, always willing to help with a problem or to take on a new adventure. He will be truly, sorely missed and the lessons, skills and positive attitude he taught us all will be passed on for generations.