Alberta Lee Marteney Conway
July 16, 1926 – October 12, 2019
Alberta was born in Tipton, Oklahoma and attended Laing School where she met the Love of her life Lloyd G. Conway.
She also was voted as the football queen of the High School. The two shared the gospel with each other and vowed to make Jesus and our Lord God a big part of their lives. WWll had begun so Alberta sent Lloyd off to war with a kiss and a promise of marriage upon return. Lloyd eventually returned after heavy fighting on Iwo Jima and the Occupation of Japan into the loving arms of his beloved Alberta. After a four day train ride on a hard wooden two seater bench from Vancouver WA to Lawton Oklahoma the two were married in Lawton Oklahoma August 19, 1946. Soon afterward the couple moved to Stillwater Oklahoma where Lloyd played baseball for the Aggies of Oklahoma A&M now OSU. Upon Graduation the couple moved to Clinton Oklahoma where both Lloyd and Albert were highly active in their church teaching youth departments. The couple moved to Oklahoma City and were blessed with a little girl they named Janice. Just a few years later Lloyds job moved them to Wichita Falls Texas when a bouncing baby boy was born they named Alan. All the while Alberta and Lloyd were highly active in their faith and their church involvement. Lloyd’s job moved them back to Oklahoma City where they joined a very young Village Baptist Church. They became volunteer youth directors for junior high and high school so the church kids were at the Conway house all the time. They volunteered to go to Falls Creek with the kids year after year. With a ping pong table in the garage and a hi-fi stereo in the living room sometimes Alberta used to say, she didn’t know which kids to send to bed and which ones to send home.
Then Lloyd’s job sent the family to Omaha, Nebraska. With an Okie tag on the car driving was a little interesting in Nebraska. The Nebraska home was within earshot of Boys Town and you could hear the bells toll. Somehow Alberta and Lloyd were able to find the only Southern Baptist Church in Omaha at that time. They were so loved by the kids left behind at Village Baptist Church that several of the High School kids came to see the Conway family in Omaha. Lloyd soon accepted another job that moved the family back to Oklahoma City where Alberta and Lloyd were back at home at Village Baptist Church. Alberta had joined a few book clubs and was an active member with the neighborhood HOA.
Many Sunday School classes later Alberta and Lloyd both joined The Prime Time Choir at Village Baptist Church and participated in the yearly Living Christmas Tree. Alberta was on the third level up on the tree while Lloyd was on the second to top level of the tree, funny because Lloyd was a little afraid of heights. They loved the trips the choir would take and it seemed they were gone a lot. The two stayed members of the choir long after Lloyd could no longer get up on stage to sing but they enjoyed going to choir practice and some outings. Anytime I had asked Alberta for advice, she would always say to me “Well, Have you prayed about it?” Alberta was simple and sweet. She could always answer people in a gracious manner with a reflection of respect like non-other. She would respond in a way that would calm or at least put a smile on someone’s face even if she was telling them something unpleasant. Alberta was asked about her life and she said;” I guess I got to live the American dream with a girl and a boy, a loving husband and a happy home. My advice is to have Jesus in your life no matter what, HE is the only way.”
- Matthew Conway, Honorary
- Kasey Gomez, Honorary
- Warren Dane, Honorary
- Alex Dane, Honorary
- Memorial Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
Alberta Lee Marteney Conway
October 17, 2019
We will miss you, Grandma/Mamaw!
Pepe, Kasey, Diego, Liliana, Calista, & Daniel