Roxy Lee (Kirkhoven) Albright

May 10, 1935 to March 25, 2024

Roxy was born in Sandpoint, Idaho, and lived with her grandparents near Sagle, Idaho until she was 9.

She then moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, where she lived until graduating from Bonners Ferry High School. She loved animals and developed close lifetime friendships.

It was the personal relationships that were most important to her.

She married Charles Albright on June 3, 1956. They had two children, Jon and Kathy, and raised them in the house that they built in Cheney in 1965.

Roxy was a devoted wife and mother. Her family was the focal point of her life.

She would rise at 5 o'clock every morning to make breakfast and pack a lunch for Chuck to take to work. She volunteered as a Cub Scout leader, Camp Fire leader, attended all of the kids' activities and generally kept the family and household in order.

Along the way she made many lifetime friends and each friendship was very important to her.

After Chuck's passing in 2003, she recognized a need for people to share their grief after losing spouses and formed a post hospice group in Spokane in 2007. That group was so successful that she formed a second group.

One of the group members was Milo Ehrmantrout. He and Roxy became very close friends and were inseparable.

They supported each other through several hard medical battles and the loss of two of Milo's children.

Milo was with Roxy through her battle with breast cancer in 2022 and until she was overtaken by her battle with liver cancer on March 25, 2024.

She is survived by Jon and Barb Albright, Kathy and Scott Story; grandchildren, Johnathon and Jason Obert, Jacob Albright and Janelle Horton, Jordan and Erin Story and their spouses; and eight great-grandchildren (with one more due in September).

The family is planning a celebration of Roxy's life at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2024, at Cheney Funeral Chapel..


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