Carmen I. (McAlister) Abbott was born June 7, 1933 in Mt. Auburn, Iowa. She passed away Sept. 28, 2017 in Meridian, Idaho. Carmen grew up in La Porte City, Iowa. She lived in the Antelope Valley, CA for 20 years. Music and her dogs were the most essential things in her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Roberta Haan and Paul of San Pablo, CA., daughter-in-law Lily McAlister, seven grandchildren, Shanen, Brittney, Kris, Ryan, Alex, Patrice and Michele and four great grandchildren and sister Darlys Wrede of Waterloo, Iowa. 

Carmen was preceded in death by sons Marc McAlister of Nevada, Scott McAlister of Meridian, Idaho, husband Jerry McAlister of Palmdale, CA., and parents Forrest Abbott and Mildred Milligan of La Porte City, Iowa. A visitation at Mt Auburn Cemetery, Iowa. No local services.