Dorothy Ann Albert
December 11, 1937 – May 15, 2012
Dorothy Ann Albert 74 yrs. of Mesa, AZ passed away on May 15, 2012 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Born in Chicago, Illinois on December 11, 1937 to Charles and Dorothy Ferguson. She was professional country and western singer who started performing at the age of 4. Her father entered her in multiple talent contests, which she always won. When Dorothy was young she was known for her song "I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded". She won the Howard Miller Teen Contest when she was 16 years old and won a recording contract with Kernel Records. After that she went to Mercury Records. Dorothy was a regular on the WGN Barn Dance in Chicago, IL. Her most well known hit was " Happy, Happy, Birthday Baby" which she recorded in 1956. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her love story with Richard was magical and they had 54 wonderful years together. Their anniversay was May 3, 1958. They were each other's love, friend, soulmate and confidante. She will be greatly missed. Dorothy is survived by her husband Richard; daughters Debbie Gardner and Wendy Smith; son Richard Albert; grandchildren, Jason Schnittker, Jenna Schnittker, John Hammond, Madison Cain, R.J. Albert, Brittany Albert, Paul Albert, Eric Albert, Mary Albert; great grandchildren, Teegan Sambell, Blake Kowalczyk Schnittker, Kaelyn Kowalczyk Schnittker, Casen Kowalczyk Schnittker, Arianna Albert, and McKenna Albert; sisters June Ferguson, Betty Schultz, Cheryl Jordan; brothers Stanley Ferguson, Ronald Ferguson. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother David Ferguson and grandsons Parker Cain and Nolan Smith. Funeral Service will be Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM in Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel 6747 E. Broadway Rd. Mesa, AZ. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.
- Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2012
- Visitation Friday, May 18, 2012
Dorothy Ann Albert
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August 31, 2012
Dearest Richard " My favorite father in law" .....my sincerest condolonces to You and the entire family and friends. I was ssssooo blessed by meeting You and Dorothy and then to be Your son in law. I will never forget what You both taught me about being persistently consistent with devotion to each other. Even though I didnt do that too well with your baby girl...I will never forget Dorothy Bending forward to my Ear and saying Im sssooo sorry how it all didnt work out with you and ----- and Marty I wish I could take your pain away about it and bring yer baby mine and yours back to ya. I loved Her like my own momma..she blessed me soo.ThankYou for yours/Her forgiving and compassionate heart...let me know what I can do.'The weeping will last for a night ..yet JOY will come in the morning" .Im sure her and Park. have rock and roll mansions in heaven rt next to Elvis! Love Martin Cain
May 21, 2012
To a Great woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and mother-in-law. I shall miss you dearly, Dorothy. You taught me what it means to be a good husband,father and grandfather and that family always comes before all else.
I shall always love you.