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Velven "Skinny" Albert
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1928
Whitman County
Washington, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 2011
Coeur d'Alene
Kootenai County
Idaho, USA

Velven "Skinny" Albert was born Sept. 9, 1928, to Roy and Emily Albert at Palouse, WA. He died April 2, 2011 in Coeur d'Alene, ID.

Skinny was raised on a farm near Potlatch, ID, and attended Elmore Grade School through the eighth grade. Skinny helped his father farm and log with horses. He also worked for local farmers and loggers then worked in the Coeur D'Alene area sawmills. In 1950, he was drafted into the Army and fought in the Korean War. He served his country until 1952.

In 1955, he married Mary Swink and they had three sons, Verl, Victor and Valven. He was preceded in death by two sons Valven in 1974, Verl in 2004, his parents, a sister Lu Rauch and his brother Leon.

He and his family lived in Moscow, ID, for 30 years where he worked as a mechanic, appliance repairman, electrician, carpenter, and set-up and delivered mobile homes. In 1986, he and Mary moved to Coeur d'Alene where he worked as a RV repairman and transporter. Upon retirement they enjoyed traveling in their motorhome and spent winters in the south.

Skinny was a member of the Moscow Moose Lodge, Coeur d'Alene Eagles Aerie 484, and American Legion Post 14. He loved outdoor life, hunting, fishing, boating and camping, and dancing.

Skinny is survived by his wife Mary at their home in Coeur d'Alene; his son, Victor (Sally) Albert of Athol, Idaho; grandsons, Cody, Anthony (Tamika) and Verl Jr.; granddaughter, Stephani (Dion) Borchert; three great grandchildren, three brothers, one sister, nieces, nephews, and Sharon Baird and family.

A celebration of life was held at the Eagles Lodge in Coeur D'Alene on Saturday, April 9. Inurnment will take place later in Freeze Cemetery, Latah Cty., ID.--Yates Funeral Home web site
Family links: 
  Roy Albert (1896 - 1983)
  Emily R Swatman Albert (1907 - 1989)
  Verl Roy Albert (1959 - 2004)*
  Valven L. Albert (1963 - 1974)*
  Leon Roy Albert (1927 - 2009)*
  Velven Albert (1928 - 2011)
  Lula L Albert Rauch (1937 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Freeze Cemetery
Latah County
Idaho, USA
Plot: South of the church
Created by: PassingTime
Record added: May 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90360400
Velven Skinny Albert
Added by: PassingTime
Velven Skinny Albert
Added by: PassingTime
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- PassingTime
 Added: May. 19, 2012

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