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Don E. Albright

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Don E. Albright Don E. Albright, age 73, of Austin, passed away Monday, February 7, 2005. That day, we lost a loving husband, wonderful father, and precious "Pampa." He was truly an exceptional man. An Austin resident for 61 years, he was born July 22, 1931, in Amarillo, Texas to Augustus Ezra Albright and Ruth Moore Albright. Don graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1949, and was a member of the Gwynn Cook Fraternity. He married his high school sweetheart, Dorthy "Dot" Fritts, January 28, 1951, in Reno, Nevada. During the Korean War, Don served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Curtiss at Tongue Point in Astoria, Oregon. Don was a devoted family man. He enjoyed good times with the ones he loved through golfing, camping, boating, skiing, fishing, and traveling. Lake Travis holds decades of family memories that we will cherish in our hearts forever. As empty nesters, Dot and Don enjoyed their opportunities to travel especially throughout Texas as members of the Coachman Travel Club. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dot Albright of Austin; daughters, Donna Martin and husband, David, of Mansfield, Delain "Lainey" Hudgins and husband, Steve of Lago Vista, and Delinda Gillham and husband, Marks of Austin; grandchildren, Vicki Linville and husband, Tim of Highland Village, Brad Martin of Mansfield, Hayli Carroll of Austin, Christi and Justin Hudgins of Lago Vista, Melanie, Matthew, and Jake Gillham of Austin; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Lauren Linville, of Highland Village. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2005, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2005, at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Don's honor to Operation Family Fund, at www. oeffamilyfund.org. Please visit our Memorial at www.mem.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Feb. 10, 2005
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