Lois Jessie Butterfield Aldrich

August 25, 1928September 12, 2013

ALDRICH, Lois J. (Age 85) – Passed away peacefully at her home on September 12, 2013. She was born on August 25, 1928 to James and Thelma Butterfield in Detroit, MI. She grew up in the Detroit area and attended school graduating from Southside High School in 1946. She attended college at Hanover College graduating in 1951 with a BA degree in Math and was a member of the Phi Mu fraternity. On December 25, 1950 she married Robert Aldrich. They had five children Greg, Jan, Judy, Beth and Robert Jr. They moved around the USA and finally settled in Davenport in 1985. She was a member of the Davenport Presbyterian Church, Davenport Study Club, Whitworth Auxiliary, local sewing and lunch bunch group. She enjoyed birds, nature, reading, and loved traveling all over the world; one of her favorite trips was to Antarctica. She loved to give books to people on the different birds and she loved her family. She is survived by five children Greg Aldrich, Jan Swearingen, Judy Aldrich, Beth Aldrich and Robert Aldrich Jr., along with seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, her two sisters Doris Miles (her twin) and Marion Julien, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Aldrich in 1998 and brother James Butterfield in 2013. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Davenport Presbyterian Church, Davenport, WA with Pastor Ted Broadway, Officiating. Family suggest memorials be made to the Davenport Presbyterian Church or Assured Hospice 1417 S. Pioneer Way, Moses Lake, WA 98837. Please sign our online guestbook at STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Tuesday, October 15, 2013
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lois Jessie Butterfield Aldrich

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Marion Julien

October 10, 2013

To my dearest nieces and nephews -- Greg, Jan, Judy, Beth, Robert -- I send you my love and deepest condolences. Your mother -- my sister -- was a rock. And a friend and a guide and a support. I love her more than I can say and will miss her always.

Much love,
Aunt Marion

John King

October 2, 2013

I only met her once in Virginia at her son Greg's house, my very good friend, in Virginia. She was so pleasant, friendly and happy and it was a pleasure to make her acquaintance. I know Greg and Jan, but to them and all the rest of your Mother's family and friends you have my sincerest condolences, sympathy and empathy. I wish you all the best in dealing with your loss of this dear lady.

God Bless,

John King

Lorie Klahn

September 30, 2013

Lois is very greatly missed at Davenport Presbyterian Church. Her always-sweet smile and quiet chuckle warmed our hearts, and her presence would light up a room! I had the privilege of getting to know Lois better when we worked together on the Mission Commission. She always showed wonderfully creative initiative and worked very hard, obviously taking great joy in helping others. I also was able to witness her strength of spirit expressed as a surprising stubborn streak - always conducted in the most gentile manner, of course! She is a great lady. I love Lois very much and can't wait to see her again in heaven: I am looking forward to seeing how tall she is now!! Beth, Praying for the Lord 's tangible presence and comfort, for you and your family.

Lisa Friedah

September 20, 2013

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lindsey Friedah

September 18, 2013

Dear Beth - prayers for you and your family. Love you so much.

Joyce Medeiros

September 17, 2013

Keeping Judy and your family in my heart and prayers in their time of sorrow. Rest in peace Mrs. Aldrich.

Evelyn Peck

September 17, 2013

Dear Beth and Family; Though I only knew Lois for a very short time. I feel I would have wanted to know her before she became so ill. I think she was a very special person. Beth may God be with you during this very difficult time. Love Evelyn Peck

September 16, 2013

Judy Judy ~ and Family ...
Love and prayers,
Love, Lauri

George & Helene Friedah

September 16, 2013

Our thoughts are with the Aldrich family in their time of loss. Think of the smiles she placed on your faces and the warmth she brought to your hearts to ease your sorrow today, tomorrow and always. May you find peace, comfort and strength in the days ahead.

September 16, 2013

Over the years that Bob and Lois lived in the Davenport area we had the privilege to get to know and love them both..
Lois will be missed, but memories of her live on in our hearts. To me Lois was always a sweet, gentle lady. There was another side to her. She had spunk and determination also.
I remember so well how I admired her when she called to tell me she had just killed a rattlesnake, that her beloved dog had found out beside the house. That took real "spunk" !! She was far braver then I.
Once Lois had made up her mind on a subject she did not waver but held her ground. Another admirable point.
Lois will be missed by her many friends in the area.
Love and prayers.
Bea and Bryan Teel
Davenport, WA