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AFE Establishes the Dona Weder Abbott Memorial Tribute

Dona Abbott, Vice President of Advertising for Highland Supply Corporation, and an internationally recognized artist died March 2 in Boulder, CO after a five-year battle with cancer. Abbott worked for Highland Supply for 37 years handling creative design and advertising. She retired from Highland in 2000.

Born in Highland, IL, November 18,1943, Abbott moved with her family to Boulder in 1965. While raising her family, she graduated summa cum laude from University of Colorado in 1972. She was a long-standing member of Boulder’s Mustard Seed Gallery and an active participant in Open Studios. Her work was regularly featured in national art exhibitions, including Rocky Mountain National, Arts in the Parks and Watercolor West and has appeared in Splash, International Artist Magazine and other national and international art publications. She authored two art books, Watercolor Filled With Bright Colors and Captured Moments.

Dona Weder Abbott is survived by her husband Bill Ervin, her son Lon Abbott, daughter Natasha Scholze and three step-children, Zachariah, Jeremy and Sayward Ervin. She was the loving “Oma” to nine grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Donald Weder and three sisters, Mary Kay Foley, Wanda Weder and Janet Weder. As a way to honor Mrs. Abbott, a Memorial Tribute has been established by her family within the American Floral Endowment to provide a way to honor her life and contributions to the industry.


or send a check to:
American Floral Endowment
c/o Dona Weder Abbott Memorial Tribute

610 Madison Street, Ste. 101, PMB 803
Alexandria, VA 22314

The family is always notified of donations and contributions can be made in any amount.