A Dictionary and Text Corpus of the Karuk Language

Lucille Albers (1930-2014)


(Source: Siskiyou Daily News, August 27, 2014)

Lucille Albers was born on Dec. 20, 1930, in the village of Ishraamhirak and passed away on Aug. 17, 2014, in Redding, California, surrounded by her family. She was a full-blooded Karuk tribal member. She was a fluent first language Karuk speaker and language advocate. She loved the outdoors and lived for her family.

Lucille’s parents, Fred Johnson and Lizzie McCash, preceded her in death along with her siblings, Ulysses Johnson, Bill Steve, Louis Steve, Anne McCash, Ella McCash and Henry McCash, and one daughter.

She is survived by one sister, Ida Jean McCash Conner; her children, Geraldine and Kevin Peters, Philip Albers Sr. and Rhonda, Quincy Albers Sr. and Annette, and Corina and Tommy Alexander; her grandchildren, who dearly loved her: Hermanett Albers, Delia Super, Richard Bailey Jr., Geraldine, Schuldzie, REL Bailey, Philip Jr., Herman, Shayla, Tonya Albers, Quincy Jr., Heath, Christian, Jacquline Albers, Nicholas, Christina, LuLu and Tamara Alexander; her great-grandchildren: Schuldzie and Iimnih Bailey and 34 more great-grandchildren.

She was a strong woman and will be greatly missed. She was laid to rest on Aug. 20, 2014, at the family cemetery in Somes Bar.

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Year Title Text ID
audio icon 2009   Sentences about fear and going places LA-01
audio icon 2010   Sentences about acorns, weather LA-02
audio icon 2012   Sentences about morning activities LA-03
audio icon 2010   Sentences about animals, insects, and going places LA-04
audio icon 2010   Sentences with verb paradigms LA-VS-01