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Carrie Emily Albright Mangan

December 14, 1942 — February 27, 2023

Monroe

Carrie Emily Albright Mangan

Carrie Emily Albright Mangan, age 80, passed away on February 27, 2023, at her daughter’s home after a long battle with COPD in which she defied doctors and medical science expectations for 11 years.

Carrie Emily was born the 10th of 12 children on December 14, 1942, to Phillip Rolland Albright and Nellie Mae Eaton Albright in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After attending Tuscaloosa High School, she transferred to Holt High School when her family moved to Cottondale, AL during 11th grade. She graduated from Holt High School in 1961 as a member of Beta Club, Yearbook Souvenir Staff, Press Club, Who’s Who Most Athletic, Choral Club, and the Junior Finance Committee. After graduation she joined the United States Air Force, serving August 1961- July 1970. She entered as one of the few female ground radio operators trained at Keesler, AFB with duty stations at Shepperd AFB, TX, Eglin AFB, FL and later moved into Personnel at Bolling AFB, Washington D.C., serving 2 years in the office of the Secretary of Defense and Security at the Pentagon Washington, D.C. She spent 2 years overseas in Personnel at Stuttgart Germany and Ramstein AB, Germany. Her Civil Service career included working for the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration, Tyndall Air Force Base, FL and Warner Robins AFB. She retired as a GS11 Management Analyst for the USAF. The awards she received throughout her military and her civilian career were too numerous to list; she had an exceptional work ethic and was recognized often for the thoroughness she performed her job. During her life as a mother and career woman, she valued education. She studied Psychology, Journalism, and Management. She obtained an Associate of Arts from Gulf Coast Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of West Florida.

She married the love of her life Thomas Edward Mangan of Wallingford, Vermont November 6, 1982. They both served in the USAF and worked at Tyndall AFB in the Personnel Department. Their many years together were spent loving and caring for each other in every way.

In 1995, Carrie Emily retired, and she and Thomas moved to the mountains of Tennessee, where together they built their dream log home and spent 20 years exploring the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, they both treasured. In 2014, they moved to live with their daughter Kimberly and son-in-law James due to health issues and lack of adequate health care access in the mountain region where they lived. During this time, she moved to Georgia and Louisiana with her family.

Carrie Emily’s interest included her family in Alabama, worrying about her daughter, and loving her grand and great grandchildren. She also loved to be adventurous and independent. She loved to read, cheer for Alabama football, travel, paint, craft, flower gardening, birding, shopping, and debating her opinions. She was a fiercely strong and determined woman, with a heart of gold. Those she loved, she loved deeply and protected with all she had.

Carrie Emily was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Edward Mangan, Phillip Rolland Albright (father), Nellie Mae Eaton Albright (mother), Elizabeth Ninette Ward “Tootie” (sister), Oma Abbie Sue Bosserman,(sister), Phillip Rolland Jr. Albright “Buddy” (brother), Doris Mae Hughes (sister), John Robert Albright (brother), Clara Nell McGee (sister), Howard Hamner Albright “Bunky” (brother), Melba Ann McGee (sister), Mary Ethel Gray “Sissy” (sister), James Bradford Albright “Jimmy” (brother), Daniel Bosserman (nephew), John McGee (nephew), Bill McGee (nephew), Rolland Gray (nephew), Deanna Gray Johnson (niece), Howard Albright “Sonny” (nephew), Dale Hughes (nephew) and Jerry Hallman “Smokey” (nephew).

Carrie Emily is survived by daughter, Kimberly Bonebright Extine (Dr. James H. Extine), grandchildren Evan J. Extine Esq., Taylor A. Extine, Edward Merritte Broxson V (Samantha) Madison E. Extine, Elijah H. Extine. Great Grandchildren Bentley R. Broxson, Waylon S. Broxson, Betty G. Broxson “Gracie”, Barbara J. Albright Hallman (sister) and husband Jerry, Paulette H. Albright (sister-in-law), Cheryl Bonebright Baxter and family, Michelle Bonebright Ryan and family, Patricia Mangan Jones and family and a host of many nephews and nieces she loved dearly. She was blessed with an enormous family.

Memorial service will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cottondale, AL on March 11, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Her ashes along with her husbands, Thomas E. Mangan, will be interred together at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or any Veterans organization of your choice.

Special thanks to Compassus Hospice and her nurses/aide Felicia, Cindy, and Vicki. Forever blessings to Dr. Charles Morgan for being the best doctor in every circumstance she faced.

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