ALBERS, LTC Frances Ruth, Green Valley, AZ - LTC Frances Ruth Albers, 91, of 700 South La Posada Circle passed away Monday, August 2, 2010 in La Posada. She was born Frances Ruth Kahrs on September 28, 1918 in Washington DC. She graduated High School in Verona, New Jersey in 1936, attended the University of Michigan and was initiated into the women's honor society "Mortar Board". She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts on June 15, 1940. Frances joined the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School and upon graduation she became a member of the Navy WAVES less than a year after the first female commissioned officer was sworn into active duty in the US Navy. She was on active duty during World War II and during the Korean conflict. Frances was married to Jack Norman Albers on June 26, 1951 in Washington, DC. She and Jack moved to the California desert where she worked for the Board of Civil Service Examiners at Edwards Air Force Base. Frances also worked for NASA at Edwards Air Force Base performing a variety of Personnel duties. They later moved to Green Valley, Arizona where she was an active member of the Green Valley Community Church. She is survived by her nephew, Charles Higgins (Carol) of New Hartford, NY and niece, Georgia Helthall (Ric) of Frederick, Maryland. Frances was predeceased by her husband, Jack and sister, Betty Higgins. Her Funeral will be held privately at the convenience of her family. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Frances' online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by IOCOVOZZI FUNERAL HOME.
Created by: Susan Record added: Aug 13, 2010
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