Ellen Frantz Albertson

September 22, 1935November 15, 2013

Albertson, Ellen Frantz, 78, of Ashland, VA passed away November 15, 2013. Her parents, Evelyn and Douglas Frantz of Roanoke, VA, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Robin Lester (Grady) of Tampa, FL and Evelyn Bozzuti (Tony) of Seattle, WA as well as two granddaughters, Mary Ellen and Emory Bozzuti also of Seattle. She also leaves behind her sister, Robin Priddy (Sumpter) of Ashland, VA. Ellen was a graduate of Roanoke College where she was a Phi Mu Sister. While living in Williamsburg, VA she was deeply involved in the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of Ashland Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon. Ellen was a dedicated and caring elementary school teacher for over three decades, instructing children in Williamsburg and Roanoke, VA. The family wishes to thank the staff of Elizabeth House Assisted Living and Asera Hospice for their care and concern. A memorial service will take place at a later date at Ashland Presbyterian Church with a private graveside service in Roanoke, VA in Evergreen Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 429, Richmond, VA 23218 or the Ashland Presbyterian Church, 401 Virginia St., Ashland, VA. Nelsen Funeral Home of Ashland is making arrangements where condolences can be offered at


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Allison Jeffrey

November 26, 2013

Dear Robin and Evie,

I haven't seen you all for so many years, but it gives me joy, poignancy, sadness and gratitude to see this beautiful picture of your mom and to remember her warmth kindness and grace.
We lived just on the other side of you on Burns Lane and had so many conversations with your mom across the little fence in the back yard as well as at your and our houses. We missed you when you moved. I'll never forget the welcoming affection that Ellen had towards all of our family and to us kids in particular. She was a great person and I'm sending prayers and warm thoughts to you and all of your family now. I hope the brightness of her spirit will light up your memories in the coming years.

Call me if you get to New York!


Allison Jeffrey