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William "Bill" Albright of Baker City, Oregon, 77, died at his home on February 26th, 2018. A Celebration of life and reception will be held at The Crossroads Art Center at 4:00 PM on March 31, 2018. Please use the entrance door on Second Street.
Bill was born on April 16th, 1940 in Jacksonville, Florida, the eldest child of William Henry Albright and Sarah Frances Albright nee Gaillard. He was educated at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, the University of Hawaii (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Redlands, California (Master of Arts in Management). Bill served in the US Peace Corps both as a volunteer and administrator.
Bill spent from 1973 to 1986 as Assistant Clinics Administrator with Kaiser Permanente in Fontana Ca. and continued to work in healthcare management, both in the United States and in third world countries until his retirement. After he retired from Northwestern Steel and Wire, he moved to Baker City, Oregon from Sterling, Illinois and in 2005, volunteered once again for the Peace Corps and was assigned to an HIV Aids clinic in Mpumalanga, South Africa. While in South Africa, he met his second wife Jennifer and they were married in Baker City in 2008.
Bill was a talented musician, playing guitar and banjo and singing folk music. His passion was finding and restoring vintage cars and he enjoyed wood work, camping and travel. He leaves his wife Jennifer, son Gavan, his wife Shoshona and daughter Morgan, his daughter Shanti and her husband Mack Tilling, his sister Susan Torchia and family, his brother Bruce Albright and family, his former wife Geraldine Albright and his 'second' family in South Africa and Australia. William "Bill" Albright, 77, of Baker City, Oregon, died Monday, February 26, 2018 at his home. For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Bill, the family suggests either Heart'n Home Hospice or Crossroads Carnegie Art Center through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com