March 22, 1958 - April 4, 2017

Monte McAbee passed away April 4, 2017 at his home in Sacramento, California. He was born March 22, 1958 in Medford, Oregon to Jim and Bonnie McAbee. He was full of love, laughter, and compassion and known for his big smile. He excelled in both athletics and academics.

Family was very important to Monte and he often said, "Family first."

Monte is survived by his wife, Melissa; and his three children, Sydney (Brandon) York, Matt McAbee, and Pat Shannon. He was "Papa" to Jameson, Parker, and Peyton York. He is also survived by his parents, Jim and Bonnie; sisters, Mickie (Rick) and Marla (Rob); niece, Tara; nephew, Colby (Melissa); and great-uncle to Trey, Camden, and Callie. Monte had numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins whom he loved very much.

Our family invites you to a celebration of Monte's life at 2:00 p.m. May 6, 2017 at McAbee Field at North Medford High School. If "rained out," we will gather in the gym. Wear your Tornado colors in his honor. Memorial contributions may be sent in Monte's name to North Medford Baseball Program c/o Brett Wolfe, 1900 North Keene Way Drive, Medford, Ore. 97504 or the Prader-Willi Syndrome California Foundation, 541 North Prospect Ave #110 Lower Level, Redondo Beach, Calif. 90277, www.pwcf.org.