Roy Edward Albertson (1933-2017)

Roy Edward Albertson, (Feb. 10, 1933 – Dec. 30, 2017) Beloved Patriarch and Pillar of the Wimberley community passed away at Seton Hays Hospital in Kyle, only six weeks after the passing of his wife, Faye Albertson. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Garrid Albertson, mother, Eunice Dickey Albertson, son Darrel Ray Albertson, grand-daughter, Kaycie Raymond.

The owner of REA Electric, Roy was known and respected for his fun-loving personality, honesty, and commitment to his work. The first licensed electrician in Wimberley, Roy truly brought light to Wimberley Valley homes and businesses, as well as to the many people who loved him.

Roy Albertson was born in Houston in 1933. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High in 1950 and found work with Eidson Electric, with whom he stayed for 29 years.

In 1952 He married his High School sweetheart, Evelyn Woodall. He was selected for service in the US Army shortly before the end of the Korean conflict, and was stationed in Kentucky. Roy returned to his family which had added an infant daughter. A son arrived the following year, and a second daughter joined in 1963. They lived in Cypress, and later the Spring Branch areas of Houston. Roy enjoyed life outdoors–especially loved hunting and hot rods. He was friendly and fun loving – witty and mischievous. His home became a haven for extended family and friends. He married Faye Wooley-Anderson in 1972, moved to Wimberley in 1979, where the couple became active and vital participants in the growing community. In their “retirement” they raised Jack Russell Terriers, joining a group of Jack Russell families at shows and competitions around the state.   Roy is survived by his sister, Joann Rizzo of Houston, brother Garrid ‘Butch’ Albertson of Fischer,daughters Denise Sutherland and Julie Albertson-Schwarz, stepsons Scott Anderson and Keith Anderson, grandchildren Matthew Albertson, Christopher Albertson, Haylie Raymond, Todd Anderson, Carl Anderson, Emily Anderson, and great grand-children Aiden Albertson, Olivia Albertson, and Jude Faye Anderson. He will be remembered by many nieces, nephews, god-children, and friends far and wide. A Celebration of Roy’s Life will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 10 AM, followed by a reception in the Church hall. His remains have been cremated and will be interred in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cemetery, along with those of Faye, his son Darrel, and their two beloved pets, Elsa and Foxy.

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