Marian F. Albrethsen, 92, of Ashton, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Ashton Living Center. She was born June 4, 1918, in Farnum to George Henry and Marian Evelyn Bratt White.
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She attended grade school in Farnum and graduated from Ashton High School. She attended Ricks College and then earned her teaching certificate from the University of Idaho in 1939. She earned her master's degree in Math and Science from Idaho State University in 1966.
She married Glenn "Tex" Williams on Dec. 30, 1942, in Tonopah, Nev. A daughter, Glenda was born into this marriage. They later divorced. She married Harvey Albrethsen on August 12, 1965, in St. Anthony. They had a wonderful marriage. They loved sharing their families and Marian loved Harvey's children like her own.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She taught school for 35 years and then, after retiring, she continued substitute teaching. She loved the students and spending time with them. Teaching was her first love.
She was a social butterfly, and enjoyed quilting at the Senior Citizens center in Ashton. She liked reading, playing pinochle and solving crossword puzzles. She especially loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter Glenda (Roy) Montgomery of Ashton and grandchildren Shellie (Skyler) Steed, Shannon (Jill) Hansen, Kristy (Curtis) Parkinson, Korby Hansen and Reagan (Kelli) Hansen, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harvey, a sister, Afton Newbold, and brother Clyde White.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, at the Ashton 4th Ward LDS Chapel with Bishop Jim Hawkes officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Baxter Funeral Home, 717 Main St. in Ashton, and Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Pineview Cemetery.
Baxter Funeral Home - Ashton
717 Main Street P.O. Box 706 Ashton, ID 83420
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on May 5, 2011