canada africa partner reservation Obituary of Lillian Albrecht – La Habra, CA (1922-2014)

Obituary of Lillian Albrecht – La Habra, CA (1922-2014)


Lillian Owen Albrecht, 91, passed away on April 26, 2014. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Gus Albrecht and her children Jaci, Tom and Barbara Jean. She is survived by her daughter Kate Long and husband Delbert of Central, Utah; and by her son-in-law Joe Farkas and wife Sandy of Clovis, California.

Lillian was surrounded by family who loved her dearly and an extended family of associates and friends from all walks of life. She is also survived by four grandsons and eight great-grandchildren: Jay Farkas (great-grandsons Benjamin, Zachary and Matthew), Greg Robitaille (wife Elizabeth, great-grandsons Connor, Ethan and Aidan), Lexi Robitaille (great-granddaughter Allie) and Nick Maholick (great-granddaughter Berlyn), as well as many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and relatives in Wales and the US, too many to mention but not to be forgotten.

Lillian was born on 22 May 1922 in Tonyrefail, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, and her Welsh heritage was extremely important to her. She prominently displayed the quote: “To be born in Wales is to be born privileged. Not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but music in your blood and poetry in your soul.” She was smart, witty and a very good bridge player. She enjoyed golfing and traveling, and was a very talented cook who enjoyed preparing and sharing meals with family and friends. Lillian was fearless and always willing to take on new challenges, including teaching herself how to use a computer in her eighties; and although she suffered more than her share of heartache in her long life, she was resilient, optimistic and kind to the end.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, May 7 at 11 a.m. at the Candlewood Country Club (14000 Telegraph Rd, Whittier, CA 90604).