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Teresa Ann (Edgar) Allbee born 1933 in Gladwin, MI to Teresa and Ray Edgar, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 27, 2021. Surrounded by her loving-loud family, music and prayer, she peacefully transitioned just the way she wanted; her hazel-blue eyes are shining and she is joyfully dancing on the streets of gold. 


Through love of nature and joy in clean living, Mom taught us honor and how to stand tall.  She spoke from her heart and held true to the Catholic doctrine.  She respected all life, babies-born and unborn, animals, organic healthy living, and the power of a good nap.  Though her passionate strength came from respect for God and the power of the Rosary, she shared challenges and wisdom while raising 11 children with her loving husband of 67 years, Franklin Allbee Senior.  Though her presence here on Earth is already missed, the family continues to thrive and carries on her genuine hugs, garden walks, her beautiful infectious smile, and the wonder she held for her beloved wrens that return to her every year.  Great is our God who shared such a mother with us. 


Teresa is survived by her loving husband Frank Sr, and 11 children- Frank (Kathleen) Allbee Jr, Robert (LeeAnn) Allbee, Anna (Phil) Lytikainen-Dittenbir, Donna (Dave) Meredith, Dennis (Lynn) Allbee, Cathy (Jef) Faddis, Mike Allbee, Karen (Robert) Kline, Joan (James) Martin, Mary (Mickey) Allbee, Kevin Allbee, 31 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren, and 3 babies on the way.  No doubt the babies already feel her loving arms.


A funeral liturgy will be held at Our Lady of Grace, Sanford on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 11:00 am with Fr. Daniel Fox, OFM, Cap officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 5-7pm and at the church on Thursday from 10 am until the time of service.  Burial will take place at New Calvary Cemetery.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Right to Life, Midland or MidMichigan Hospice.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Allbee family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Mary Kay Allbee

    07 September 2021 5 months ago

    My mom was my light. I miss her so.

  2. Joe Black

    06 September 2021 5 months ago

    On behalf of the Black family, we are sorry to read of Ms Albee’s death. She lived a good life and deserves her heavenly reward.

  3. Teresa Pennington

    02 September 2021 5 months ago

    I am so sorry for your loss, Frank. I remember you and your family, fondly, from Epsom Salt.

  4. Marie Roth

    02 September 2021 5 months ago

    Theresa was such a lovely woman. Loved all of the times that we shared various events such as reunions and Dow picnics. She will be missed by all of our family.

  5. Dottie (Batchelder) and Kevin Streeter

    01 September 2021 5 months ago

    So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for you Frank and family. She will be missed.

  6. Terri and Dave Luzenske

    01 September 2021 5 months ago

    My heart goes out to your whole family. You will find her strength in being together.

  7. Dick and Joyce Crane

    31 August 2021 5 months ago

    Old times, good times. Such a lady! We will miss her bright eyes and beautiful smile. We enjoyed our times with Frank and Teressa every summer for 63 years. She was a unique lady. One of a kind. Happy in Heaven now.❤️

  8. David Gorrell

    31 August 2021 5 months ago

    Aunt Teresa was a beautiful soul and a blessing to those around her. She kept in touch thru the years even after Mom passed and it was always a pleasure to hear from her. My heart goes out to Frank and all the family, I feel your loss. May you be comforted knowing God is keeping her safe and close. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Jim Gorrell

    31 August 2021 5 months ago

    I remember Aunt Teresa as a soft spoken, warm loving person. Beautiful eyes and a smile that would light up the room. She made everyone feel at home and comfortable. Teresa and mom are having a good time in heaven!! You are missed.

  10. Judy Infinger

    31 August 2021 5 months ago

    To Teresa’s children and Frank:
    We loved your Mom, she was so full of life and so positive. We really enjoyed her last visit here.
    Our prayers are with you all.
    Judy and Donnie Infinger, Eustis, Florida, and all the Gorrell clan.

  11. Jeanne Gorrell Marshall

    31 August 2021 5 months ago

    My sincere condolences to Frank and all of Teresa‘s family. She is with my mother now and so many others who have passed. Such a lovely beautiful woman, she stayed in touch with me by phone often and I so appreciated that. Blessings to all of you, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Cheryl and John Speaker

    31 August 2021 5 months ago

    I am so very sorry to hear about Mrs. Allbee. She was the sweetest thing. Have known her most of my life. Our prayers and good wishes to the family and especially to Mr Allbee. He is such a caring and loving soul.

  13. Jay Dauer

    31 August 2021 5 months ago

    Frank; so sorry for you and your family’s loss of your beautiful Teresa. She lives on in your memories, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren! What a wonderful life partner you each had. Health to your and your family until you meet again.

  14. Dennis Allbee

    31 August 2021 5 months ago

    Mom will be missed, she was such a inspiration to our family always had a smile, after raising 11 children the smile would be hard for most. Love you , now you have your wings, you are with the angels, please watch over all of us fly on,and say hi to all that has passed the gates of heaven. Love ya, your black sheep ❤

  15. Cindy Fields

    30 August 2021 5 months ago

    May God give all of you peace,and heal you from your loss. I truly hope to be there to say good by to a beautiful soul

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