Nancy Marie (Badanes) Albertson
Nancy Albertson, aged 67, passed away on September 18, 2017, at Pacific Pines in Redlands, California. She lived bravely with Dementia with Lewy Bodies for the last nine years of her life. Nancy was born July 25, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she resided with her family and later with her husband, Rick, and sons, David and Andrew. Nancy is survived by Rick, her sons, Davidâ™ s wife, Annie, and her grandchildren, Gabriel, Natalie, and Jordan; as well as her siblings, Jeanne (and Rollie) Dick, Harry (and Anne) Badanes, Betsy (and Marco) Pangallo, and Alan (and Elinor) Badanes. Nancy was an extraordinary wife, mother, and grandmother and a loving and caring friend to many. A gifted and passionate teacher, she dedicated much of her life to educating her two sons and countless other children. Nancy is remembered by many young people for the years she spent leading the Sunday School program at Mariemont Community Church. After her children left for college, she went back to school to earn a graduate teaching certificate and taught English as a Second Language for thirteen years to adults and children in Ohio and Colorado. She also maintained her Spanish fluency to teach underprivileged immigrants and volunteered as a teacher for men and women in prison. At the age of 60, she earned a Masters Degree in Literacy from Colorado State University. Nancy and Rick were happily married for 43 years. They shared a love of hiking, camping, boating, and music, and in later years brought their grandchildren along with them. Having attended high school in Cincinnati together, they reconnected and began dating at Indiana University. They married shortly after college. Nancys great love for people led to her fondness for travel, particularly to Mexico, where she spent a semester studying at the University of Mexico City, and later returned for church trips to help children in need. As a college student Nancy renewed her faith in Jesus Christ, and throughout her whole life, even in the last stages of illness, lived out a vibrant, active faith that never wavered and inspired many. In late 2012, Nancy and Rick moved to the town of Wrightwood, California, in the San Gabriel mountains. She volunteered at the public library as well as the childrens ministry at Sunrise Church. Nancy is remembered warmly by friends and neighbors all over Wrightwood for her kind spirit and constant smile. A service to remember Nancy and celebrate her life will be held at Rick and Nancys home in Wrightwood on Saturday, October 7, at 11:00 am and at Mariemont Community Church in Cincinnati on Saturday, October 21, at 10:30 am. As a tribute to Nancy and her devotion to the life-changing power of education, donations can be made on her behalf to the Chanel Eichel Education Fund, which she and Rick established to support Nancys dearly loved caregiver as she pursues her own degree. To make a donation, please visit: gogetfunding.com/chanel .