Scott Lindsey Abbott

Date of Birth

October 4, 1950

Date of Death

February 25, 2023

City of Death

La Quinta, CA

Scott Lindsey Abbott was born Oct. 4, 1950. He died at 72 years of age on Feb. 25,2023. He was surrounded by family and friends. His brother Tim Abbott, his sister-in-law Sandra and is nephew Brandon were with him, as well as Eilene and Gregory Cross, his dear friends for more than 30 years.

A native of Southern California, Scott grew up in Newport Beach, where he enjoyed skateboarding and surfing with his friends. He spent the majority of his life in Santa Barbara. Scott attended UC Santa Barbara, majoring in political science. Scott was office manager for the SEIU locals of Santa Barbara and Ventura until his retirement. A fighter for social justice and a lifelong pacifist, Scott spent a great deal of his life working for progressive organizations and causes both on the job and in his non-working hours.

Scott was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Peace Resource Center and PUEBLO. Scott was one of the main organizers of the protests around the proposed liquid natural gas facility at Point Conception which is sacred to the Chumash Nation. The protests successfully killed the plan in 1986.

Scott had a gift for making close friendships, many of which lasted for many years. His high school friend, Dan Thompson, remained close to him for the rest of his life. Scott’s friends loved his sense of humor and his wit. Everyone who knew Scott will remember his sparkling blue eyes and his kind smile.

He is survived by his brother, Tim Abbott and Tim’s wife Sandra; his sister, Dana Abbott; and his nephews Jared and Brandon Abbott.


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.