Richard W. Albertson
Died: Wednesday Apr-11-2018
Funeral: Monday Apr-16-2018
Morrison Funeral Home
188 S. Hwy 24
Rupert, Idaho 83350
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Richard was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on August 10, 1943 and at age 74 went home to be with the Lord after suffering for the last few years with Alzheimer’s. His parents were Merrill and Marjory Albertson, he was the 4th child of 9, living in Roberts, Idaho until they moved to Paul in 1956 to farm, Richard was a freshman that year and started school at Minico High, after graduating in 1961 he joined the National Guard in 1963. He met and later married Gary Lane Robbins from Rupert, in 1965. They were blessed with 3 daughters, Terri, Danna and Andi and made their home in Heyburn. Richard and Lane remained married for 53 years.
Richard was a visionary and his life was an adventure to the very end. He loved cars, especially hot rods, he was a skilled at Auto Body Repair and painted cars for a living in the late 1960’s to early 80’s, he was known for his pin stripes (back in the day). It was said that “if you didn’t have a Richard Albertson paint job, you didn’t have a paint job.” He could fix anything and after mastering auto body work he looked for a new challenge, he built several homes and also worked on many more building projects. Richard raised cows and farmed, was an accomplished welder and later owned and drove semis long haul from coast to coast, all the while collecting Hot Wheels across the country, cars were always his passion.
Richard came to know the Lord in 1989 and found his security of salvation a comfort thereafter. He spent much time steeped in the Word of God until he lost his ability to read. He was visibly a changed man and was sure to share his faith with all those he loved especially his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
Richard was proceeded in death by his father Merrill Albertson and his mother Marjory Albertson.
He is survived by his wife Gary Lane Albertson, 3 daughters Terri (Todd) Cantrell of Mountain Home, Danna (Dave) Smith of Burley, Andi (Eric) Mabry of Heyburn and 9 grandchildren Lisa (Jason) Mitchell, Sarah (Jake) Allies, Brylee Albertson, Jared Cantrell, Clayton Smith, Jacki (Andy) Burton, Koby Mabry, Karli Smith and Elizabeth Mabry and 4 great grandchildren and the next one to arrive in May. His 8 siblings Christina (Ralph) Hunter of Shelly, Gary (Denise) Albertson of Paul, Merrill (Linda) Albertson of Paul, Joe Albertson of Paul, Mary Ann (Victor) Engraf of Rupert, Cathleen (David) Hendrix of Idaho Falls, Gwendolyn (Michael) Catmull of Paul and Michael (Lisa) Albertson of Declo.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday April 16, 2018 at Cross Roads Bible Church in Burley, Idaho. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home in Rupert.
Condolences for Richard Albertson
From: Linda J. Short
Gary Lane, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking about you.
From: Keith Hutchinson
Rest in peace my friend. Was glad to be part of your life. Condolences to his family.
From: Corinne Murray
I was saddened to hear of your loss. Richard was always friendly to me. Please accept my condolences. I grieve with you for your loss, but rejoice with you that Richard is with Jesus.
From: Cathy (Lawson) & Leonard Ingalls
God Bless you all..he will be missed..keep the good memories in your heart Lane and family.
Name: Aunt Tonya
Laney, I'm so sorry. My heart aches for you but rejoices for Richard's release to join family and friends who have gone before. I'm sure there is a grand reunion going on. God bless your family with peace and comfort.
From: Kelly Natwick
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love you guys so so so much.
From: Kay Robbins May
Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family always.
From: Kristie Johnston
I am so sorry for your loss of uncle Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
From: Leslie Wheeler
So sorry for your loss, Gary Lane. Wishing you peace and comfort at this most difficult time.
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