Mary Frances Ford Albright, born on January 8, 1933 went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 6, 2022. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Krestridge Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at the City of Levelland Cemetery.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her spouse of 48 years, Ira Dale Albright; grandchildren, Tori DeAnn Albright and John David Reynolds; and brothers, Frank Ford and William (Bill) Ford.
Mary leaves behind loving daughters and a son, Valerie Reynolds and husband John, Travis Albright and wife Cindy, and Susan Elsenbrock and husband David; grandchildren, Leah Reynolds and husband Stephen, Jessica Young, Tate Albright and wife Keleigh, Cole Elsenbrock and wife Anne Marie, Haley Brown and husband Bryce; great grandchildren, Madison Reynolds, Marshall Allbritton, Reese Albright, Emma Elsenbrock, Kendall Allbritton, Elliott Elsenbrock and Briggs Albright; sisters, Margaret Norman and Glenna Smyer and husband Larry; and sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Ford.
Mary was born in Butler, Oklahoma on January 8, 1933 to William Dennis and Verda Frances Anderson (Freeman) Ford. She grew up in Morton, Texas where she attended Lehman and graduated from Morton High School. She continued her education and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Master of Education in school counseling. She married Ira Dale Albright on December 23, 1955 and they had three children.
Mary enjoyed a career in education spanning 31 years. She taught home economics, second grade and finished her career as an elementary school counselor. Mary began teaching in Texas and also taught in Arizona and California before moving back to Levelland in 1969.
Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was involved in many clubs and volunteered at Covenant Hospital, Lioness International Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and the Retired Teachers Association. Mary enjoyed delivering Christmas presents to children through the Children’s Protective Services.
She was a member of the Levelland First Baptist Church. Mary spent the past 6 years living in Kingwood, Texas near her daughters.
In lieu of flowers, donations to purchase library books for Levelland Middle School may be made in memory of Mary to 1402 E. Ellis St., Levelland, Texas 79336.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111