Condolence & Memory Journal

Travis and Melissa, my heart is aching for you both. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God hold you all in his arms and help you through this most difficult time. XOXOXO

Posted by Susie Day - Austin, TX   February 14, 2019

Travis and Melissa, Deepest condolences to you both for your loss. Your family will hold a special place in the hearts of all of us whose lives you have touched. It has been a privilege to know and work with your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow.

Posted by Howard Rosenblatt - Austin, TX - Friend   February 13, 2019

What a wonderful tribute to a beautiful girl. Reminds us all of the gift of life, enjoying the little moments that are so special. God Bless you all and prayers for you!

Posted by Matt Daniel - Driftwood, TX - Friend   February 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers.

Posted by Tod Slaton - Midland, TX - Friend   February 13, 2019

Melissa and Travis, please accept my heartfelt condolences. Thank you for the time i spent around Abigail, she touched alot of us.

Posted by Tony Pitifer - Lubbock, TX - Family Friend   February 12, 2019


We have a mutual friend, Amy Slack, who spoke about Abbey and the family often. We just wanted to say from hearing the stories, we know she was truly an angel to so many and touched many peoples lives. My prayers, thoughts and condolences are with you and your family. God bless you and may you find comfort in the arms of your loved ones .. The Thompson's

Posted by lisa thompson - Austin, TX - Acquaintance   February 12, 2019

Travis and Melissa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your beautiful Abbey taught many of us at Children's Comprehensive Care how to celebrate life every moment with her sweet smile and cheerful spirit. I feel honored to have been a part of her and your team. Warm regards.

Posted by Kendall Sharp - Georgetown, TX - Friend   February 12, 2019

Travis, please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. What a beautiful child, and a wonderfully written tribute to her.
Know that you are in my thoughts.

Posted by Larry Hanrahan - Austin, TX   February 12, 2019


Abigail, thank you for showing us how to truly live. God be with you. Jack and Caroline Ragsdill, cousins

Posted by jack and caroline ragsdill - marble falls, TX - Family   February 11, 2019

My prayers for healing for you and your family. It was such a blessing to get to know you all and beautiful Abbey. She was such a bright light in this world. Much love, Sonja Bradley

Posted by Sonja Bradley - Dripping Springs, TX - Friend   February 11, 2019

Travis & Melissa,
I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I didn't get to meet Abby but I wish I had. She was a happy and beautiful girl. I can see she touched many hearts and is loved by all who knew her.
Our deepest sympathies,
Isaac, Roman, London & Bella Columbus
Jersey Village, TX.

Posted by Isaac Columbus - Houston, TX - Family   February 11, 2019

Dear Travis & Melissa: Abigail's story is beautiful, just as she was. Each time we saw her, she made us smile. May it bring you peace that she is surrounded by love and light, in a place where sadness cannot follow.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John & Cassie

Posted by John & Cassie Davidson - Liberty Hill, TX   February 11, 2019

Melissa and Travis, Abbey touched so many lives as you are very much aware. She touched mine the very first time I met her and she smiled.her famous smile. My heart hurts for you and your family and will continue to be in my prayers. Rhea Fryar (Voight)

Posted by Rhea Fryar (Voight) - Cedar Park, TX - Family Friend   February 11, 2019

Dearest Melissa and Travis, Juan and I will always remember beautiful Abbey with her beautiful bows and her beautiful smile that lit up any room she was in, I can see her dancing with her daddy at Alex's wedding. We love you and are here for you.

Juan and Georgina Pulido
El Paso, TX

Posted by A friend   February 11, 2019

A great story of her life. Thank you for sharing! LuAnn

Posted by LuAnn Morgan - Midland, TX - Friend   February 11, 2019

We are so grateful to have known our beloved "Cousin Abbey." We will never forget the many fun times we had together. We are also very grateful for all the love, care and attention Melissa and Travis gave to Abbey. God Bless Abbey, Melissa, and Travis forever. With much Love.

Posted by Eli, Amy, Ean and Ivy Columbus - Dallas, TX - Family   February 11, 2019

My heart and prayers go out to you, Melissa and Travis, and your entire family. What a magnificent gift that Abbey was in all of our lives. Abbey taught so many of us at Children's Comprehensive Care so very much and helped shape our clinic and the care that we provide. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Abbey's fairytale!

Posted by Kendall Sharp - Georgetown, TX - Friend   February 11, 2019

Thank you so very much for allowing me to meet such a beautiful Angel. Sending love and hugs to you, Melissa and Travis...

Posted by Susan Goss - Bradenton, FL - Family Friend   February 11, 2019

Abigail, thank you for teaching me what strength and love is. We will miss you, Lisa Vasquez APRN

Posted by Lisa Vasquez - Austin, TX   February 11, 2019

Abby touched so many lives, she will remembered and embraces. Sending your family love and support.

Posted by Shannon Mick - Pfl, TX   February 10, 2019

Beautiful Angel

Posted by Terri Kahla - Austin, TX - Friend   February 10, 2019

I never had the honor of meeting this sweet Angel, but indeed God knew what he was doing when he placed her with you. What takes most people years to aquire, Abbey did in 11. The amount of friends she made, all the love that she could ever want and ever need makes it clear on what a true blessing from God that she was then and still is now. While she was a blessing givin to you, she also was blessed to have such a wonderful family appointed to love and take care of her! No, i never knew her but can honestly say i adore her already. Gods peace and well wishes from my heart i pray for all of her family and many friends. And thank you for being that true blessing for Abbey..i truly believe she knew.

Posted by Angela O. - Mckinney, TX   February 10, 2019

Abbey was a delight and an amazing teacher (to me and so many of us at DCMC)! Sending you both love and prayers.

Posted by Toni Wakefield - Austin, TX - Friend   February 10, 2019

Sending your family love and peace during this time. Abbey will always be remembered by the many people who cared for her and were blessed by the joy that she brought with her smile.

Posted by Valerie MacLaurin - Austin, TX - Friend   February 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing your beautiful angel Abbey with all of us she was a true gift Prayers.

Posted by Chirsty Conner - Midland, TX - Friend   February 10, 2019

Abbey and her parents are a great inspiration! My deepest condolences to Melissa and her husband. May God continue to bless, guide and comfort you guys during such a difficult time. Love you guys so much!

Posted by Mabel Aranda - Midland, TX - Family   February 10, 2019

Abbey will never be forgotten by our Palliative Medicine team here at Dell Childrens. She taught all of us so much-- mostly through her beautiful little grin while putting up with the incessant poking and prodding! She truly captured all of our hearts. It has been a great honor to participate in a small way in the very beautiful journey that was Abbey's life, and to walk alongside her amazing parents who so lovingly carried her through it. Melissa and Travis, I send prayers of sympathy and comfort as you grieve her loss and celebrate her life.

Posted by Ann Marie Case - Austin, TX - Friend   February 10, 2019

We are so sorry.
Sending thoughts of peace and comfort to all of your family.
Much love,
Greg and Juliette Schwab (Robert Halpern's cousin)

Posted by Juliette Schwab - York, ME - Family   February 10, 2019

Losing a child hits close to home. Prayers and comfort to you and your family.

Posted by Lynette Fant - Austin, TX - Friend   February 10, 2019

Travis, very sad to read the news of your daughter. God bless you and your family. Prayers to all.

Posted by Tres Howand - Austin, TX - Coworker   February 10, 2019


My sympathy to all of Abbey's family in your loss of this precious girl. This is a beautiful obituary of one of God's angels, who is now with Him in Heaven. Prayers, thoughts & much love to all of Abbey's family.

Posted by Betty Pohler - McDade, TX - Friend   February 10, 2019

Abbey was a cherished student of the LTISD teachers and therapists who were lucky enough to work with her. We were always welcomed with open arms into her home. I will miss you so much, Abbey. Until we meet again. Much love to you both, Melissa and Travis.

Posted by Kathy Tyler - Austin, TX - Student   February 09, 2019

With deepest and sincerest sympathy from our family to yours. May you be comforted by God's loving embrace during this difficult time.

Posted by Sarah & Corbin (& Abby & Nina) McMillion - Cedar Park, TX - Friend   February 09, 2019


What a wonderful life Abbey had....and a loving home you gave her!
Never saw any of you without smiles on your faces!
Thinking of your family, Mari-Ann Alexander

Posted by Mari-Ann Alexander - Lakeway, TX - Family Friend   February 09, 2019

Such a beautiful tribute for such a beautiful little girl. Abbey was an angel here on Earth and it was an honor to get to take care of her during her lifetime. I will cherish the sweet memories I have of her...she always gave the best hugs!!! Thank you MelIssa & Travis for entrusting me to take care of her and allowing me to share in her life. She was a blessing to every person that knew her and loved her. My deepest sympathies to the entire Keller and Columbus family during this difficult time. Sending many thoughts and prayers, love, and hugs.

Posted by Sarah McMillion RN - Cedar Park, TX - Friend   February 09, 2019