John Henry Albers, age 96, passed away on April 22, 2013.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 2:00 p. m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Patricia Jentsch officiating. Interment followed in San Geronimo Cemetery.
Mr. Albers was born on August 17, 1916, in Giddings, Texas. He graduated from Giddings High school and attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos. After graduation he coached and taught in several places including Mason where his girl’s basketball team won the Golden Girls State championship in 1950 and 1952. He also coached athletics and taught in the Dowdy ISD, Coahoma ISD, Northwest ISD of San Antonio and Bloomington ISD.
Mr. Albers became a Superintendent and under his leadership the Alief ISD built the first high school. Mr. Albers served as Principal in the Judson ISD in Converse. Mr. Albers was also Superintendent of the Hobbs ISD and was Finance Manager for the Kerrville ISD. Upon retirement, Mr. Albers moved to the Valley of Texas where he bought and sold grapefruit groves and then to Seguin where he dealt in real estate and used cars. He was living in Bastrop at the time of his death.
Mr. Albers served in the Coast Guard as a Merchant Marine during WWII receiving an Honorable Discharge on August 15, 1945.
Mr. Albers met his first wife, Margaret Earnestine McDaniel Albers, at TLC and they married in 1940. She preceded him in death in 2000. Mr. Albers is survived by his wife, Glynn, three children, John Henry Albers Jr. and his wife Lynn of Houston, Patsy Ann Helmcamp and her husband Richard of Cleburne, and David Lee Albers and his wife Margaret of Austin, and his stepdaughter, Lori Hildebrand. Mr. Albers has three grandchildren, Monty Trey Helmcamp and his wife Janet of Cleburne, Tracy Lyn Helmcamp Moralez and her husband Johnny of Burleson, and Katy Lee Albers of Austin. He also has five great-grandchildren, Hayden Keith Helmcamp and Hope Kendall Helmcamp of Cleburne, and Devin John Moralez, Nolan Lee Moralez and Lena Ann Moralez all of Burleson.
Mr. Albers was one of ten children born to Edwin Gottlieb Albers and Emma Louise Saenger Albers of Giddings and Houston. Preceding him in death are brothers Gus Albert Edwin Albers of Houston, William Reinholdt Albers of Houston, Edwin George Albers of Waco, and sisters, Clara Alma Albers of Houston and Minnie Mary Albers of Giddings. Surviving him are brothers Ewald Ben and Doris Albers of Athens, Richard Robert and Retha Albers of Garland, Fred Gerhardt and Peggy Albers of Fairfield and sister Ruby Louise Albers Williamson of Chandler. Mr. Albers is also survived by many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Seguin, 710 N. Austin, Texas, 78155 or to the charity of one’s choice.
You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, 830-549-5912.