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LAKELAND - Penny Lee Albain, 65, of Lakeland FL, formerly of Deerfield MI, lost her
battle with cancer on September 24, 2013 at Good Shepherd Hospice of
She was born to the late Orville Fick and Rose (Barta) Fick on November 9, 1947 and grew up in Deerfield, MI, where she made her family with Larry Albain, whom she married on June 27, 1974. They later retired to Florida in 2004. She worked for the Deerfield Farmer's
Telephone Company, then became a stay at home mom for her two daughters. Penny's hobbies included an active love for quilting and support for breast cancer awareness. Penny received many awards and acknowledgements for her innovative and artistic designs, including second place in a national quilt show. She also enjoyed giving back by providing quilts for
numerous hospitals including babies in the neonatal unit and cancer
Penny was the loving wife of Larry Albain, and is survived by her mother, Rose Fick of Deerfield, MI, and daughters, Shannon (Steve) Andrix of Blissfield, MI and Nicole (Jason) Fritz of Lambertville, MI. She is also lovingly survived by her granddaughters Jenna and Cara Andrix and
Savannah Fritz. Penny was also a lifelong dog lover and will be missed by Ivy, the rescue dog. She will be very missed by the many friends she has made in her life and they will all remember her as the fun-loving,
outgoing, sarcastic Sweet Caroline.
A celebration of life is planned for Sunday, September 29, 2013, at the
Schalamar Creek Ballroom at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, the family is
requesting donations be made to Lakeland Regional Cancer Center in
Lakeland, FL or Good Shepherd Hospice of Auburndale.
Published in Ledger from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2013