Posted 3/14/18 (Wed)
Madge Arlene Albers, aged 89, died peacefully on Feb. 8, 2018, at LifeCare Center in Reno, Nev.
Madge was born July 15, 1928 in Watford City, N.D., the daughter of Cecile McLucas and Edgar Mack. As a child, Madge enjoyed ranch life and riding horses. In college she worked in a flower shop and created wedding flower arrangements and bridal bouquets.
Madge married the love of her life, Ronald H. Albers in 1947. They started a family in 1948, and lived in Colfax, Spokane, Mount Vernon, and Seattle, Wash., and later in San Leandro, Calif. She was a “stay at home mom” until all her children were grown. Her family and friends were the center of her life and she was loved by all who met her. She always encouraged her children and grandchildren to follow their passions and supported them fully in their activities including Girl Scouts, school and athletic events, camping and fishing, auto racing, and local 4-H and FFA. She was a mother to all, and always enjoyed having a variety of pets be a part of her home. She was especially fond of cats and took in strays.
Madge had most recently lived in Janesville, Calif., with her husband Ron for 30 years, where they enjoyed gardening, rock hounding, and photographing wildlife. Madge loved growing orchids and tending to her fabulous flower gardens. Ron and Madge were very active in the Lassen Gem & Mineral Society, and were members of the Janesville Fire Safe Council for several years. They enjoyed travelling to Hawaii, Alaska and across the United States, as well as several trips to Europe to visit sites Ron was stationed at in World War II. Sadly, Ron passed away in April 2003.
Madge enjoyed ranch life with her sister Maretta Mclusas-Johnson. In her later years, Madge helped raise her Granddaughter Lindsay Noggles. She tutored reading and volunteered at the library at Janesville School, and volunteered at several Lassen County 4-H events. She was a member of the Jolly Elders in Janesville.
Madge is survived by her sons, Randy Albers (Oregon City, Ore.), Harlan Albers (Danville, Calif.), Jeff Albers (Bozeman, Mon.); daughters, Pam Kirkbride and Sue Noggles (both currently living in Janesville); Four grandchildren, Noah and Nathan Albers, Autumn Albers Crane, and Lindsay Noggles; one great-grandson, Corey Albers Crane. She also leaves behind loving nieces and nephews in the California Bay Area, North Dakota, and Washington. Madge’s compassion, loving heart, and fun spirit will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in Danville, Calif., on March 17, 2018, for family and friends. Donations in Madge’s name can be sent to a scholarship fund for Lassen High School students planning to enter a four-year college. Donations can be sent to Sue Noggles, 466-345 Elysian Valley Road, Janesville, Calif., 96114. Phone 530-253 -3245.