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.