David Leon Aldridge

June 23, 1959April 29, 2018
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David L. Aldridge, age 58, of Portland, passed away on Sunday April 29, 2018 with his loving family by his side.

He was a faithful member of the LDS church and avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his wife Karen, his children Megan and Joseph, siblings Steve and Lori, and his mother Jeannette.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Pamela Hudi-caccamo

May 5, 2018

I was so sad to hear of your Son, Husband, Fathers passing. Dave was always a great person at work and the time passed with a laugh and good times when I worked with him. We worked together on and off for at least 6 years in the 010. Hoyt street station. He brought kindness and laughter with him where ever he worked and when I heard he was fighting for his life I prayed you had just a little more time with him. Bless you and your family. Pamela Hudi Caccamo



David Leon Aldridge was born in Silverton, Oregon on June 23, 1959.

       His parents were Edwin Lamar Aldridge and Ila Jeannette Kirkwood and he had two older siblings: one older brother named Steve and an older sister named Lori. Dave was raised in both Port Angeles, Washington and Tigard, Oregon. In 1977, Dave graduated from Tigard High School. While in school, one of his favorite pastimes included riding motorcycles with his brother Steve. After high school, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University. For the past 22 years, Dave worked with the U.S Postal Service.

      On May 26, 2007, Dave exchanged wedding vows with Karen Marie Rice at the Portland Oregon Temple of Portland, Oregon. Compassionate and devoted to Karen, Dave held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Karen and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make his new family happy.

      Dave brought the same traditional values in his marriage to bear on how he raised his children. Dave was blessed with two children and three step-children, Joseph and Megan, and Jennifer, Kyle, and Brian. He was a good parent to them, always considered the "fun" parent. When his kids woke up in the middle of the night, rather than set them back to sleep, he would allow them to watch late night TV with him.

      Dave enjoyed his private time, Dave always tried to allocate a specific time for working on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were hunting, camping, hiking, motorcycles, and visiting the movies. Dave was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with family.

      Dave enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since he was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Dave appeared effortless. He enjoyed researching all of his examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where he traveled, Dave always had a back up plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite travels included a missionary trip to Finland and several hunting trips to British Columbia and camping trips throughout the Northwest.

      Dave was a lover of animals and cherished his childhood pets. One of Dave’s favorites was Hildie the Hilda-beast and Tuffy the tiger cat.

      Dave passed away from Diffuse B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on April 29, 2018 alongside his loving family. He is survived by his wife Karen, children Megan and Joseph, brother Steve, sister Lori, and mother Jeanette. Services were held at Skyline Memorial Gardens, where he was also laid to rest.

      Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Dave. He was committed to the traditional values of hard work, outdoorsmanship, and family. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.