Abigail Rupp
(1977 - 2015)

Abigail Rupp

February 22, 1977

October 14, 2015

Our Beloved Abigail (Abi) Jean Rupp died at her home in Quincy, Massachusetts on October 14, 2015. She was 38 years old.

Abi, affectionately known by her mother as Snicklefritz, was born February 22, 1977 to Dave & Shari Rupp in Salida, CO.
She was raised in and adored her Bear Creek, where she loved being out of doors, hiking and camping with her dad, her sister Becky and the donkeys.

Abi lived her life out loud. She loved animals, especially dogs, and bird watching. She adored her dog Cricket, and the cat “Offelhoffer” (Offenhauser). When Abi was six years old, Kermit the Frog was her boyfriend.

She loved music, art, poetry, debating, literature, volunteering and helping. She taught English as a second language to immigrants, loved sailing in the Massachusetts waters, debating, ethnic cooking and learning. She did
campaigning, loved to garden, debating, advocating, the Library and debating. She enjoyed spending time at The Boston Common, socializing with the people there, and debating.

Boston was home to Abi for the second half of her life. She excelled in her studies at U Mass Boston, and enjoyed various health conscious and people-oriented jobs including the farmer’s market and Whole Foods.

On any given day you would find her sketching free-hand, whimsical drawings with her fountain pen. Nearly every piece of correspondence from her included a little piece of her art.

Abi will be remembered for her winsome, quirky, independent ways and her deep inner desire for love and companionship.

Abi is preceded in death by her sister Jennifer Michelle Rupp, her nephew Jordan Davidson Kropp, grandparents Carl and Vallie Sansen, and Henry and Gertrude Rupp.

She is survived by her parents, Dave and Shari Rupp, sisters Laura Ballard (Chuck), Jynene Hartman (Dave), Becky Rupp, Sharon Kropp; nieces and nephews Melissa, Brian, Lindsay, CJ, Keely, Tom, Marc, Jessica, Kori, Kacey and Keaton, as well as her dearly loved pet friends Bandit, Minnie and Mackie.

A casual outdoor gathering in Celebration of Abi’s Life will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2PM in the meadow at the Rupp’s home at 1350 County Road 101, Salida, CO 81201 for those who knew and loved Abi and friends of the family.

Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.

Please RSVP - text or call Jynene 719-214-2613.

For Abi's Boston friends and family, there will also be a casual outdoor gathering Friday October 30, 2015 at 2PM in the Boston Garden by the swan boats. Call, text or email Rebecca at 602-339-1947, ev1142az@me.com.

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Abi was a gentle, wise, and quirky soul. This world is a better place because she was in it, and my life is better for having known her. May her memory be a blessing.
Jill Smith (Friend)
May 11th, 2020
Abi was a gentle, wise, and quirky soul. This world is a better place because she was in it, and my life is better for having known her. May her memory be a blessing.
Jill Smith (Friend)
May 11th, 2020
Happy birthday, Rupp! I miss you like crazy.
Melanie Robinson
February 22nd, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Abigail. May you find comfort in knowing our Heavenly Father holds out th hope of th resurrection for our dead loved ones. His son, Jesus, said "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.". John 5:28,29. Our dead loved ones are in God's memory and one day he will resurrect them to a paradise earth. Psalm 37:9,10,11,29. Job 15:14,15 says he has a yearning to do so. Isn't that comforting to know? Revelation 21:3,4 says that one day on this earth, death will be no more, neither will pain or mourning be any more.
December 29th, 2015
‘Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.

A fearful thing to love, to hope,
to dream, to be –
to be, and oh! to lose.

A thing for fools this,
and a holy thing,
a holy thing to love.

For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me,
your word was gift to me.

To remember this brings painful joy.

‘Tis a human thing, love,
a holy thing, to love
what death has touched.”

― Yehuda HaLevi
Melanie Robinson (friend)
November 11th, 2015
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"I love you Abi! Donald and the boys,Mackie and I shall miss you dearly!"
Anicet Heller
October 24th, 2015
"Sweet Sweet Abi, Fly, fly precious little bird Your endless journey has begun Take your gentle ways Such beauty for this place Cross over and you will see There is peace forever more."
Debbie Fisk
October 22nd, 2015
"Prayers for the Ropp family."
Karen and Val Valdez
October 22nd, 2015
"You will be missed but never forgotten. Peace be with you..."
Georgeanne Soberay
October 20th, 2015
"Love you and miss you"
Steve Howland
October 20th, 2015

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