SEATTLE, WA — Abraham Kerry Caye Jr. was born on June 7, 1954 to Agnes Mae Couture Caye and Abraham Caye Sr. in St. Ignatius and was called home by the Creator on July 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 65.
In his younger years, Abraham grew up in Elmo along with his 6 siblings for a short time before the family moved to Polson where they remained and made their home.
He attended school in Polson where he was a great athlete and loved to run. He later attended Salish Kootenai College and completed his GED and trade school program for carpentry.
Abraham had many jobs over the years including working in the woods as a sawyer, carpentry, and commercial fishing boats in Alaska.
He moved to the Seattle area about 22 years ago where he resided for the remainder of his days, enjoying life, free, to the fullest, and true to his nature, always on his own terms.
He had a kind and generous heart and went out of his way to help others whenever it was within his ability to do so. He was an avid advocate against littering and would pick up any garbage strewn about where ever he happened to be.
With his gentle heart and contagious smile, Abraham made friends easily on his adventures and had many friends from all backgrounds, and geographic locations.
Abraham is preceded in death by his parents, Agnes and Abraham Caye Sr., brothers, Arnie and Alvin Caye, and sisters, June and Barbara Caye.
He is survived by his sisters, Iris and Delores Caye, daughter Holly Hitchcock, grandsons Justice and Keyan Lefthand, granddaughter Brooklynn Matt, and great granddaughter Antoinette Stevens, and a great grandson on the way, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services for Abraham were held in Elmo with a rosary on Sunday, July 28, 2019 and final closing and burial at Dayton on July 29, 2019.
Cross Bearer was Adrian Hertz graciously standing in for his father and honorary pallbearer, Steve Hertz. Pallbearers were: Robert Matt, Mylan Caye, Tim Talbert, Micah and Marquis Askin and Marlin Burke Jr. Messages of condolences may be shared with the family online at www.thelakefuneralhomeandcremation.com. Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.