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Verda Valot D’Albergo
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Verda Valot D’AlbergoVerda Valot D’Albergo, age 89, of Galveston died Sunday, March 2, 2008 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Memorial services are set for 2:00 pm Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 5127 Ave. U, Galveston, Texas with the Reverend Kay Johnson officiating.

Verda was born January 22, 1919 in Galveston, Texas to Edward C. Valot and Elsie Wentzel Valot. She was a 1937 graduate of Ball High School. After high school she worked at American National Insurance Company and then was a draftsperson for Erickson Architects, working on the U.S. Post office and the Santa Fe Buildings. After having children she became a stay at home mother who was active in her children’s schools as PTA President and complete supporter of all their activities. She was a gifted person in the arts. She could draw portraits of anyone, she sang with the Houston Opera Chorus, and played the piano. She was a composer and had written many songs and even a short operetta. In her younger years she was on a fencing team that was led by her brother in law, Clement D’Albergo. Verda was involved in many charitable organizations such as the American Red Cross and the St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary. She loved the Galveston Garden Club and had many wonderful and fun times with her friends. Mrs. D’Albergo was a woman of faith and a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband of 57 years, Andrew D’Albergo and brother, Edward Valot, Verda is survived by daughter, Andrea Leveritt and husband Dwight of Galveston; sons, Richard D’Albergo of Galveston and Preston D’Albergo and wife Helen of LaMarque; sister, Celeste Johnson of Beaumont; granddaughters, Celeste Booker and husband Kenneth of Houston and Penelope Leveritt and husband Mark Anderson of Northampton, Massachusetts; grandson, Andre D’Albergo and wife Stephanie of Lubbock; 5 great grandchildren;  numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Verda will be missed by many. Her positive attitude and friendly manner made all who came in contact with her comfortable and special. We will miss her beautiful smile.

Memorials may be sent to Westminster Presbyterian Church.



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