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Lillian 'Lillie' Louise Albertson
February 25, 2017
February 28, 2017
Lillian (Lillie) Louise Albertson passed away in Bonners Ferry February 25. Services were held Wednesday, March 1, at the Pearl Theater in Bonners Ferry, interment followed in Grandview Cemetery, Bonners Ferry.

Born in 1949 to Enid and Wilbur “Bill” Clemenger, Lillie was six years younger than her brother John.

She grew up in San Bernardino, California, raising south down sheep, participating in the 4-H program, while learning and then playing the piano, organ, and flute in the school marching band, her church, and on into college where music was her focus.

The Clemengers moved to Placerville, California, where she met Dale Albertson while working at Vips as a waitress. She had four children there and taught many music lessons.

In 1992, Lillie and Dale found the wonderful town of Bonners Ferry. Lillie quickly planted roots sharing her skills and talent throughout the county jumping into all the rolls she could fill 4-H leader, leaders council secretary, founded the Mt. Hall Musketeers 4-H club, played piano and organ at the free Methodist and LDS church, playing for multiple functions, numerous wedding and funerals.

She also taught music lessons, was a long standing member of the community orchestra playing first flute, eventually becoming the orchestra conductor. One of her favorite things was to play for the Missoula Children’s Theater.

The people of Boundary county were her “home,” the music, joy, and fellowship everyone gave her was one of her greatest blessing. She was happy to end her days surrounded by the love of her family and community.

Lillie is survived by her four children: Arlington Albertson, 33, Ceitleen Elam, 30, Keillan Albertson, 28, and Seirian Wilder, 27, grandchildren Robert Elam, 6, Emily Elam, 5, Alaric Albertson, 3, Nolan Elam, 2, Anna Wilder, 1, Rhiannan Ralbovsky, 13, and Brayden Ralbovsky, 11, brother John Clemenger, 73, niece Erin Lancaster, 33, nephew Brian Clemenger, 20, and great nieces Trinity Lancaster, 5, and Aria Lancaster, 3.

Lillie you are loved and missed.