|Birth: ||May 9, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 2007|
Keith & Keith Funeral Home
YAKIMA - Albert Bales passed away on February 28, 2007 at Yakima Regional Medical Center. Albert was born on May 9, 1919 in Barnard, Mo. to Charles and Sylvia Bales.
As a small boy, his family moved to Nebraska where he grew up. At the age of 16, he moved to Yakima, Wa. and worked for Young's Lumber Company. He joined the U.S Army in 1940 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945.
On June 16, 1946 he married Lydia Lang of Baker, Montana. They made their home in Yakima. Albert continued to work for Young's Lumber Company. He also worked for the Bales Brothers Masonry company. Albert was a skilled mason and carpenter and eventually formed his own business.
Albert loved the Lord and was active in the Union Gap First Baptist church where he served as a deacon for 38 years and was Sunday School director. He lead the church in building expansion programs. For the last several years, he has been a member of The Cross Church in Yakima.
Albert loved to travel and fish. After retirement, he and his wife, Lydia, wintered in Yuma, Arizona where they enjoyed the sun and the company of friends and relatives.
Albert is survived by his wife, Lydia, of sixty years; his sister, Elsie Bray, of Hermiston; his sons Mark (wife Tina) of Yakima and Steve (wife Kimberly) of Kennewick; four grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Sarah, Casandra and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4, 2007 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM at Keith & Keith Funeral Home located at 902 W. Yakima Ave. Funeral services will be held on Monday March 5, 2007 at 2:00 PM at Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Ninth Avenue Chapel. Internment will be at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to The Cross Church (SBC) building fund or to a charity of your choice.
Terrace Heights Memorial Park
Created by: Gare Kunert Allen
Record added: Mar 04, 2007
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