Albert, Clara Slusser

Albert, Clara Slusser 4Clara Gertrude (Trudy) Slusser Albert was born in Coal Bank Hollow, Blacksburg Va. on October 7, 1930. She is preceded in death by her husband, Juel Albert Sr, of 54 married years; parents Pat and Annie Slusser; brothers Paul, Joe, Erno, Johnny, and Dennis Slusser, along with many family members.

She is survived by her beloved son, Juel Albert Jr. (Angie), granddaughters Tiffany Albert and Crystal Boyle (Jason), and great-grandchildren Justyna, Wyatt, Luke, Tanner, Riley, Dawson, and Layla. Great-great-granddaughter Selene all of Blacksburg. Her little sister Maggie, family Terry and Carl Davis, and lifelong friend Lenore.

Trudy spent 45 years working downtown as a banker. She never met a stranger and was always known for her friendly wave from the downtown picture bank window. Her ability to make people feel comfortable and conduct business in all manners was amazing. She was confident in giving student loans as well as start up business loans…some even honored by a handshake and a promise. Being a coal miner’s daughter, she was also heavily involved in the local chapter of The Coal Miners Association. She was also a member of the Heritage Foundation and the American Heart Association. She too, was a familiar face in her retirement years working at Custom Catering during the Virginia Tech Sportsclub luncheons and many other events.

Trudy’s greatest accomplishment was by far her family. Growing up in a strong family, her love of life was home and making sure everyone was fed and cared for. Gardening, making Sunday meals, working in her flower beds, crocheting, canning tomatoes, snapping beans, picking wild strawberries up on the hill, and listening to bluegrass were her favorite pastimes. She was also one of the all-time best flatfooters in town. ��

The family will honor her with a celebration of life at her favorite place on the New River in late summer. All donations can be considered for the Albert Family Cemetery at her home place. C/O Juel Albert Jr. 4829 Whitethorne Rd. Blacksburg Va, 24060

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