Vatia Harrison Albright, a resident of Mission, Texas and Palos Verdes Estates passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 in Torrance, CA. Born in Star Valley, WY, Vatia was 94 when she died. Vatia was a member of various professional societies during her long teaching and counseling carrier. In 1974 Dr. Albright earned her doctorate from George Washington University in counseling and psychology and continued to teach at the college level until her retirement. For two years during WWII Vatia served with the American Red Cross Overseas and was stationed in Italy, Germany and Belgium. In her later years Vatia's passion was contract bridge and regularly participated in bridge tournaments. Vatia is survived by her daughter, Geanne Frank of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert H. (Nikii) Frank of McLean, VA; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Norman Daniel Frank. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 2pm followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room. Burial will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Red Cross.

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  1. As a cousin I’m proud to say your mom/grandmother was such an inspiration to all of us. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers with love.

  2. Geanne, We were so sad to hear of the passing of your mother. It must be so difficult for you, Brendan and Harrison. I know, especially, how close the boys were with their grandmother and how much she adored them in return. My last memory of your mother was when she took the boys to Macys to buy them a sandwich maker. When they got home they were very hungry and all they wanted was a sandwich so she made them a sandwich with their new sandwich maker. It was so sweet. Anyway, please accept our condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Your friends in Michigan, Hilda, Bill, Krisitina and Andrew

  3. Just heard. Remember a lovely neighborhood mom as I grew up and a good family friend as an adult. Her graciousness will surely be missed. Bob & Deb Shiflet family

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