Carole Simone Albright

January 22, 1937 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Carole Albright Obituary

Carole Simone Albright of Barnsdall, Oklahoma was born at home on January 22nd to Ray and Esther Hutchison. She graduated as class valedictorian of Barnsdall High and went on to Oklahoma State University, where she met her future husband, John Albright. They married in 1959 and raised four children together -- Bruce, Martin, Mary, and the youngest child Donald, whom Carole and John adopted in the mid 1970’s after fostering a number of other children. John and Carole remained on good terms after their divorce, spending many holidays together with the family. Carole is survived by her children Bruce Albright and his wife Jennifer Spielman of Denver, CO, Martin Albright and his wife Eliza of Pueblo, CO, and Mary Verity and her husband Bill of Castle Rock, CO. She is also survived by her sister Linda Caterine, and Linda’s children Christy, Dana, Cash and Reign. Carole was preceded in death by her son Don Albright. Carole also leaves behind two grandchildren, Sean Verity and Rachael Hinch, and two great-grandchildren, Hayleigh and Jaxon, from her son Martin’s marriage to Eliza Albright. Carole died peacefully at the Balfour Central Park, an assisted living facility, where she had lived from August of 2023, attended to by a caring staff.

Carole’s interests were varied, and included a keen interest in science and astronomy. As a teen, she would carry her telescope to the top of the tallest hill in town to observe the skies. She was a keen reader of popular science books, including Carl Sagan, Timothy Ferris, and Stephen Hawking. She was not only a lover of science, but also science fiction and fantasy, a love that she passed on to her children. J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Arthur C. Clarke and J. K. Rowling were no strangers to her bookshelf. Carole was a long-time member of the congregation at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral. She enjoyed serious bible study and was a fan of C. S. Lewis’s Christian writings. She also loved classical music, especially opera. For many years she had a subscription to ‘Opera News’, and until her final years she rarely missed a Metropolitan Opera HD broadcast.

Family was very important to Carole. From the early 1970’s, she and John made their home available as an emergency foster home for children who had to be re-housed quickly. Over the next few years, Carole and John housed almost a dozen children. One of them, Don, became their fourth child. Later on, she was regularly visited by Martin and Eliza Albright’s grandchildren, who called her “GG” (for great grandma) and would entertain her with costumes and songs during visits.

Carole had a number of jobs in her life, including librarian, secretary, a dispatcher of train cars for Great Western Sugar, and assistant in the Legal office of Martin Marietta. Her last job was with Lockheed Martin as a Computer Security Specialist, where she retired in 2007.

Carole was a kind and gentle soul, and she was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Memorial Service will be at 11AM on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Drinkwine Family Mortuary.

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Memorial Service
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM
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Littleton, CO 80120
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