Alberta Bettye (Cress) Ley

Class of 1933

Alberta Bettye (Cress) Ley

November 7, 1916 – June 20, 2003

Alberta Cress Ley, 86, Perry, Oklahoma, was the daughter of Lycurgus Fletcher and Alda (Crawford) Cress. She was born on November 7, 1916, in Cedar Point, Kansas, and died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Integris Health Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma after a brief illness.

Alberta was a 1933 graduate of Perry High School. She married Frank Ley on June 12, 1940, in Perry, Oklahoma.

She enjoyed china painting, bird watching, working in her yard and tending to her pecan trees.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Ley; two sons, David Ley and, his wife Barbara, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Dr. Paul Ley and his wife Donna, of Ponca City, Oklahoma; one daughter, Alda and her husband Robert, of Somis, California; seven grandchildren, Christy Haskell, Rob Perry, Laura Perry, Natalie Goldman, Nicholas Ley, Tyler Ley and James Ley; and four great-grandchildren, Rhemi, Hunter and Gauge Goldman and Ethan Ley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dr. Max Cress and Kay Cress and one sister, Velma Hieber.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, in the chapel of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home. The Rev. Glen Bays will officiate. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.