Obituary: Dorothy Jean Albin
Dorothy Jean Albin, 84, of Omak, quietly left us Feb. 22, 2012, at North Valley Extended Care in Tonasket, Wash.
Dorothy was born Feb.13, 1928, near Riverside, Wash., to Benjamin Franklin and Alta Mae (Archer) Henry, the first of six children.
Dorothy went to school and graduated from Riverside School; then went to work for Yoder Dairy, where she met and later married her husband Eugene (Ray) Albin on June 6, 1946. She raised four daughters; Roberta Dunckel, who preceded her in death, Kathryn Griffith, Verna (Frank) Carpenter all of Riverside and Vicki Albin of Elko, Nev.
Her desire to be outdoors as a child continued into adulthood as she spent many years working in the apple industry as a forklift operator. In balance, she loved crafts and spent much time sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. In retirement, she satisfied her love of travel by seeing much of the U.S. and Canada.
Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents; four siblings Fern Henry, Allen “Bud” Henry, Ronny Henry, and Norman “Butch” Henry; as well as a grandson, Charles Dunckel.
She is survived by her husband Ray; one sister Wanda (Henry) Noviello; three daughters, eight grandchildren, Marilyn (Tracey) Oestreich, Dale (Shelly) Dunckel, Phillip (Tammy) Dunckel, Brenda (Mike) Worden, all of Omak, Becky Dudley, Spokane, Wash., Tonya Bonner, Elko, Nev., Alex Blanton, Las Vegas, Nev., Monti MacIntosh of Beaverton, Ore.; eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2012, at Precht Harrison Nearents Chapel.
Internment is in Okanogan Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012.
Precht Harrison Nearents, is in charge of the arrangements.