Rebecca Albers (MSJ76)

Rebecca Jo (Ross) Albers, 70, died December 20, 2022, at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, VA, after a sudden illness. She was born August 14, 1952, in Topeka, KS, to Marjorie Jean (Campbell) Ross and Stephen William Ross, Jr. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Bachelor of Arts in journalism) and from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism (Master of Science). She worked as a reporter, editor and manager, including nearly 14 years at The Miami Herald and 17 years at the Newspaper Association of America, where she rose to managing editor of Presstime magazine and later an NAA vice president. Before retiring in 2018, she worked as an editor for Mantech. She is survived by husband, Wesley Albers; sons, Ross (Emily) Albers of Westminster, MD, and Reed (Sharie) Albers of Bristow, VA; sisters, Stephanie Ross and Jennifer Bealey; five granddaughters, Kinleigh, Tilly, Charlie, Gracie and Bellatrix; nieces and nephews. Visitation 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, January 2, at Money & King Funeral Home, Vienna, VA. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 3 at the funeral home, followed by burial at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas, VA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Susan G. Komen (breast cancer foundation). The online guestbook is available at

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