|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1924|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 20, 2008|
June 21, 2008 11:00 pm
Dolly Albus passed away Friday, June 20, 2008, at the age of 83. Her family and many friends will miss her deeply.
Dolly was born to John and Alberta Miller on Oct. 28, 1924, in Jamestown, N. D. She attended high school in Jamestown, where she excelled in academics and athletics. In 1945, she completed nurses training and joined the Nurse Cadet Corps. She completed her post-graduate surgical training at Marquette, after which she worked at Jamestown Hospital as an OR nurse.
In 1947, she married the love of her life, Lewis Albus, who was a resident at her parents' boarding house at the time. After they married, they moved to Billings, where many lifelong friendships began. She continued her nursing career in Billings, working with Dr. Caraway and at St. Vincent Hospital. She retired from nursing in 1965, after which she worked part-time at Village Fabric.
Dolly was known for being an excellent seamstress and candy/cookie baker. Her famous "Christmas Candy" will be missed by all. She spent a great deal of her time volunteering her time at St. Vincent and at St. Pius X Church, where she coordinated the luncheons for the funerals. She led a simple life driven by her faith in God and loved (and was loved by) her family and many friends.
Dolly is survived by her daughters Jean Albus (Richard Gessling) of Red Lodge and Joan Cline of Red Lodge; son Jim Albus (Laura) of Palmyra, Pa.; grandchildren Neysa Dagostino (Joe) of Portland, Ore., Andrew Cline (Nici Holt) of Missoula, Nathan Watters of Portland, Ore., Jake Albus, Rebecca Albus, and Mary Albus of Palmyra, Pa.; great-granddaughter Margot Bea Cline; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Alberta Miller; brother John Miller; husband Lewis Albus; and son Clayton.
A vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at Dahl Funeral Chapel, 10 Yellowstone Ave., Billings. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Noon on Wednesday, June 25, at St. Pius X Church Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers those who wish may donate to St. Pius X Church, St. Vincent DePaul, or the animal shelter.
Lewis F. Albus (1918 - 2007)
Created by: Lorna Kappel
Record added: Sep 15, 2008
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