NORMAN — Services for Neta “Joyce” Albright, 82, of Norman, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Sevier Funeral chapel in Chickasha. Burial will follow at Erin Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Albright was born June 14, 1931, near Lindsay and died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. She was the daughter of Lenard and Iva (Smith) Adams.
Joyce grew up with her family in Grady County. She met Cecil “Jack” Albright at a weekly Valley View Community sing-a-long. Joyce and Jack dated, married Sept. 23, 1946 and started their family in that community. Recently, Joyce shared a grade-school essay in which she wrote that she wanted to be a wife and mother when she grew up. At each, she was a great success. The family moved to Norman in 1964.
Joyce managed The Bootery and Reagan’s retail stores.,She also excelled at wallpapering, refinishing furniture and floors, painting, sewing drapes, upholstering, gardening, preserving food and household carpentry and was an incredible seamstress. She could fit her child before bedtime and have the garment ready to wear the next morning. Her children wondered when she ever slept. She was lovingly referred to as a “Joyce-of-all-trades.”
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; and brothers Junior, Doyle and Lee Adams.
Her surviving family includes son, Steve Albright (Margaret) of Casa Grande, Ariz.; daughters Sandy Stone (Clif) of Norman, Linda Bossert (Wayne) of Wichita, Kan., and Tresa Albright of Norman; grandchildren James Albright (Leigh Anne), Angela Albright-Burley (Darryl), Stuart Albright, Stephanie Albright (Blake Sine), Natalie Albright, Clif Stone III, Dana Stone, Erin Carpenter (Shawn) and Alan Bossert (Jessica); great-grandchildren Jenna and Jessica Albright, Kyra and Dante Burley, Lux Sine, Devon and Jacob Holdsworth and Emelyn and Ava Carpenter; and sisters Patty Crowder and Sue Gilley. Joyce also has numerous nephews and nieces.
Norman Transcript, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
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