Catherine Helen Albers, a former resident of Falmouth, died August 22. She was living in Westborough at the time of her death at the age of 65.
She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she graduated from high school in 1970. Following a sabbatical year in Leiden, the Netherlands, she attended Wellesley College. Later, she enrolled in the Information Design program at Georgia Institute of Technology and her studies led to a career in user experience. Ms. Albers worked at companies including Silicon Graphics and Nordstrom.
She spent most of her life in coastal America, initially when her father’s work brought the family to Falmouth during summers. Early jobs took her to Boston for paralegal and copy-editing positions at Brandeis and Harvard universities, and she worked as a technical writer for Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Titanic expeditions. Ms. Albers then joined her brother in California, where she discovered two of her favorite places in Santa Monica and San Jose. She returned to the Cape community in her later years.
An accomplished seamstress, she sewed the wedding dress worn first by her sister and, in November 2018, by her niece.
She leaves her siblings, Henry Peter Albers of Los Angeles, California, and Christina Albers of New Orleans, Louisiana; a niece, Sarah Anne Kuczynski; a nephew, Henry Edward Kuczynski; and extended family.