|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1931|
|Death: ||May 19, 2011|
South Carolina, USA
Bettie R. Albright
Greenville, SC - Bettie R. Albright, 80, died on May 19, 2011 after a long period of declining health. She is survived by her sisters, Bobbie J. Stewart of Port St. Lucie, Fl and Alice M. Schweitzer of Black Mountain, NC; her children, James D. Albright and his wife Nancy of Wake Forest, NC, Thomas W. Albright and his wife Marcella of Garner, NC, Ruth A. Albright and her partner Steven of Simpsonville, SC, Marge A. Shelton of Swannanoa, NC, Susan E. Albright, Oslo, Norway, and last, but not least, her beloved gray tabby cat Elvis. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Albright was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Lt. Col (ret.) Donald J. Albright, and her parents, Dr. James A. Stewart and Ruth B. Stewart.
Mrs. Albright was matriculated from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in psychology and earned a Master's Degree in Psychology from Florida State University. She taught high school biology in Ocala, Florida prior to attending graduate school. She was a 2nd Lt. in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1959, where she met her future husband.
Mrs. Albright began working for the Department of Social Services in Asheville, NC in 1968 and soon moved to the Department of Juvenile Justice in 1970. She worked for 16 years at the Juvenile Evaluation Center (JEC) in Swannanoa, NC, initially as a clinical psychologist and eventually as the assistant director. Her career culminated as the director of JEC, a position she retired from in December 1985. While working with the DJJ, Mrs. Albright was instrumental in designing and implementing an educational and social enrichment program that significantly reduced the recidivism rate in the juvenile delinquent population served by the DJJ training school program in North Carolina.
The family wishes to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff of The Palmettos, NHC Mauldin, Amedisys Hospice, Geriatric Resource Services, and Hillcrest Family Practice for their assistance and support throughout Bettie's illness.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bettie's name to either the Manatee Observation & Education Center at 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-3024, the Humane Alliance at 25 Heritage Dr., Asheville, North Carolina 28806 or an animal rescue organization of your choice. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday May 25th at the Western Carolina Veteran's cemetery, located at 962 Old US 70 Highway, Black Mountain, NC 28711. Reception to follow at 3 pm at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church located at 117 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from May 24 to May 26, 2011
Donald Jean Albright (1920 - 2003)
Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Plot: SECTION 3K SITE 1
Created by: Tony Hargrove
Record added: May 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70426656