Francis "Frank" Albright, 69, Westhaven, Connecticut, a former resident of Ames, died Tuesday in a Brandford, Connecticut, hospice following a six – month illness.
Albright was born in Ellis County and moved with his parents, O. E. and Nora Albright to Ames where he graduated from high school in 1929. He was a speech and drama educator for for 40 years in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Connecticut he for retiring in 1974.
In September 1980, the Westhaven High School dedicated a theater in honor of Albright's long service there.
Albright is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Goldie Patten, Geary, Mrs. Hazel Morris, Yucca Valley, California, Mrs. Vera Milburn, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Vena Melott, Enid and Mrs. Leslie (Opal) Swart, Ames; two brothers, J. E. Albright, Enid, and Lester Albright, Baldwin Park, California. A brother Melvin died earlier.
Memorial services for Albright will be at 8 PM Thursday in the Westhaven Congregational Church with the Keenan Funeral of Westhaven in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Lariat Creek Christian Camp at Geary. Contributions may be made through the Henninger – Allen Funeral Home to the church of Christ at Ames.
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