Caroline AlbersSeptember 28, 1912 - October 26, 2011The death of Caroline (nee Zens) Albers of Humboldt occurred at the Humboldt District Hospital on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. She was 99 years of age. Caroline was born to Peter and Annie (nee Schmitt) Zens in Humboldt. She grew up on the family farm near Carmel and attended Highgate and Valleyview country schools. Her ability to cook, clean and babysit made Caroline a desired hired girl for local farm families. While working in the Marysburg area she met Ray Albers. A courtship began which led to their marriage in Carmel on Sept. 28, 1936. They made their home on the farm near Marysburg. Caroline often helped Ray with the field work and the animals as well as tending to her household duties. She also found time to take part in many church and community activities. In 1962 they moved to Humboldt, continuing to farm from town. In Humboldt, Caroline was a cook at St. Mary's Villa for a number of years. She was a 48 year member of the CWL, a member of the Fun and Fitness club, taught 4-H for several years, delivered Meals on Wheels, and enjoyed bowling and curling. Caroline was an avid gardener and was known as the "Queen of gardening and preserving". She was an excellent cook and also very handy with needle and thread, sewing her childrens' clothing. Needlework, puzzles and reading were favorite pasttimes and games of Canasta or Smear were enjoyed with family and friends. Caroline had a long life filled with hard work and good memories of her friends and community, but most importantly the love of her family. Caroline will be sadly missed by her three daughters and one son: Lois Yeager of Lake Lenore; Ed (Ferne) Albers of Parksville, BC; Ellen (Rick) Radomski of Calgary, AB; Ann (Kevin) Waugh of Saskatoon; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; one brother Edward (Marie) Zens of Prince Albert and one sister Gertrude Engele of Middle Lake. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray Albers; one son, Jerry Albers; her parents, Peter and Annie Zens; one son-in-law, Frank Yeager; one brother, Adolph (Dorothy) Zens; three sisters, Marie (Frank) Stocker, Salome (Richard) Engele and Cecilia (Ivan) Poole; and one brother-in-law, Ray Engele. The Prayer Service for Caroline was held on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt, presided by Walter Sarauer. Others taking part were: Dolores Hinz, organist; Gayle Knudsen and Murray Yeager, scripture readers and Kevin Waugh, eulogist. The Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday October 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Augustine R.C. Church, Humboldt celebrated by Fr. Emile April. Others taking part were: Brittany Yeager, crossbearer; Courtney Waugh and Kim McManus, scripture readers; Cliff and Bernie Albers, intentions; Caroline's Great Grandchildren, gift bearers; Rick Zens, Soloist; Pat Yeager,Tony Yeager, Mark Yeager, Derek Radomski, Geoff Waugh and Norm Glover active pallbearers. An honor guard was formed by members of the CWL. Interment followed at St. Augustine R.C. Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial Donations may be directed to the St. Augustine Parish or the Humboldt District Hospital General Equipment Fund. SCHULER-LEFEBVRE, Humboldt, SK.