OBITUARY

Mary Virginia Aldrich

October 31, 1918December 4, 2010

MARY VIRGINIA ALDRICH West Des Moines Mary Virginia Aldrich, 92, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, December 4, 2010. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McLaren’s Chapel followed by a private burial service Friday at Resthaven Cemetery. Mary was born October 31, 1918 in Des Moines, Iowa to Charles W. and Herma Oxborrow. She was a graduate of North High School and attended a technical college in Des Moines before working for the State Department in Washington D.C. She married Warren L. Aldrich on August 31, 1942 in Maryville, MO and they settled in the Des Moines area. Mary is survived by her son, Warren C. (Marilyn) Aldrich of Urbandale; daughter, Dori Jung of Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren, Tanya (Jason) Stravers of Yokota, Japan, Warren C. (Jill) Aldrich, Jr. of Henderson NV, Nicholas (Michelle) Aldrich of West Des Moines, Brandon (Karen) Jung of Mesa, AZ, and Christina Aldrich of Urbandale; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty (Mack) Taylor of LeMars, IA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren L. Aldrich and a sister, Ellen Wilson. Memorial contributions may be given to SouthernCare Hospice. The family would like to give a special thanks to all Mary’s friends and caregivers at SouthernCare Hospice and Bickford Cottage.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, December 9, 2010

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Private Service
REMEMBERING

Mary Virginia Aldrich

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December 10, 2010

North Des Moines High School and the memories in its halls will be diminished with Mary's passing. Prayers and strength to her family and friends.
Claradell Shedd, North High, '53
http://ndmhs.com/pages/yearclass1936(1986.50).html

Sue & Ben Khan

December 8, 2010

Mary was a warm, fun, and filled-with-life person. We were blessed to be her neighbors for 20 years, and even though she moved over a year ago, we still can't look at her house without missing her daily. We're grateful to have known both Mary and Warren. Our thoughts and prayers are with her entire family.

Jill Aldrich

December 8, 2010

She will truly be missed. She was a wonderful woman loved by so many. God Bless.

LINDA DAWSON

December 8, 2010

Mary was a special person in my life
we laughed alot and had a great time daily I enjoyed being one of her caregivers and she will always be remembered for her smile and her little jokes.She will be missed by many including me
Linda Dawson-CNA AT BICKFORD COTTAGE

Kent & Jan Kirkham

December 7, 2010

Please accept our condolences. The photos are wonderful and tie the generations together.

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