Obituary for Carolyn Albers

Ponca City Now - June 22, 2022 3:23 pm

Carolyn Lee (Thatcher) Albers

March 29, 1943 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 79)

Carol was born on March 29, 1943, in Williamsport, PA to George and Dorothy Thatcher. She was the eldest of three children. The family traveled frequently due to George’s Naval career. She spoke fondly of childhood memories living in Guam and San Diego. The family moved to Kansas when she was in high school and that’s where she met Armond Teasley. They married in 1960. Two boys were born to this union, Greg Alan Teasley and Marc Eugene Teasley. Later when the marriage ended, she moved to Ponca City, OK where she met and married her soul mate Max Eugene Albers and Melissa Jo Albers was born in this union. The family resided in Ponca City and then moved to Kildare, where Max grew up. They lived there for 27 years before Max passed away. Carol continued to live in the residence.

Carol had several jobs including Activities Director at Ponca City Nursing Home and Westminster. She also was a paraprofessional at Kildare school for several years. She worked at the Moose Lodge where her husband was administrator and she made lifelong friends. After Max passed, she drove for Cimarron Transit where she loved interacting with her passengers.

Carol’s hobbies included crafts, listening to music, bingo, going to the casino, and was known as the “Skip-Bo Queen”. She took special trips to Nashville and Las Vegas with her family. Carol was a fun, people person who enjoyed life.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Max, brother Jim Thatcher and his wife Phyllis Thatcher, brother-in-law Gerald Albers and his wife Joy Albers; sisters-in-law Nancy Albers and Margie Albers; her in-laws John and Aileen Albers.

She is survived by her sister Janice Philbrick, her children; Greg and Debbie Teasley, Marc Teasley and Eva; Melissa Albers. Her Grandchildren Garrett Teasley and fiancé Taylor; Brannon and Jordan Hunt; Savannah Albers; J. Max Albers. Great Grandchildren Blakley, Josie and one baby girl on the way. She leaves behind several nieces and nephews whom she loved deeply. Also lifelong friend Tina Warren.

Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to to help with Carol’s final expenses.

Thursday June 30, 2022 2:00 PM
Newkirk City Cemetery