Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

Melvin Richard (Dick) Albright

Melvin Richard (Dick) Albright passed away peacefully at a local care center Aug. 12, 2012.

A Celebration of Life will be held Aug. 25, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 11921 Goldenrod Drive in Boise.

He was born June 2, 1928 in Madison, Neb., to Ed and Evelyn Albright. They moved to Boise when Dick was 10 years old. He attended various schools in the Boise area.

He joined the U.S. Navy and served for three years. Upon his return he married the love of his life, Lora Wampler from Caldwell. They were married May 12, 1950 and had two children, Jan and Gary.

Dick worked for Eddy’s Bakery as a driver salesman. During his time with Eddy’s he and his family transferred to McCall in 1966.

He was also employed at McCall-Donnelly High School for eight years, where his granddaughter, Angie, a student, would give hugs on sight and leave notes for him.

McCall was home for him and Lora until 1992. Upon retirement they moved back to Boise, where he and Lora purchased a newly built house.

Dick had a smile and personality that drew people to him.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lora; daughter Jan (Dave) Kirk of McCall; son Gary (Robyn) Albright of Boise; sister Doris Belliveau; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Capitol Care Center and 4 Rivers Hospice for the love, care and compassion during Dick’s stay.

Memorial contributions maybe made in Dick’s name to P.O. Box 2078, McCall, ID 83638 (c/o Jan).

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