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Frank Aldrich, 72, of Union and a former North Powder resident, died Sunday, Feb 25, 2001, of natural causes at Grande Ronde Hosp. in La Grande.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 2, At the Daniels Chapel of the Valley in LaGrande. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2990, will officiate.

Committal and interment will be at the Haines Cemetery.

Visitation will be today, Thursday, March 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Daniels Chapel of the Valley.

Mr. Aldrich was born on June 10, 1928, at North Powder to Everett and Grace Blize Aldrich. He married Josie Couvertier on Nov. 17, 1951, at New York City.

He was a logger, rancher, service station owner and had worked as police chief at Union. He also worked for Courtright Irrigation.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a Union City Council member and volunteer firefighter for many years. He loved hunting, fishing and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Josie of Union; step-daughters, Dora Willcuts of Fontana, CA., Elsie Bianco of Mesa, AZ., and Marie Aldrich of Union; his mother, Grace Aldrich of Union; brothers, Kenneth Aldrich and Glen Aldrich of Union and George Aldrich of Cove; a sister, Betty Griffith of Prineville; 12 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relative and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Elmer; and a sister Wilma.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Intensive Care Unit at Grande Ronde Hospital or to a charity of one’s choice through the Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., LaGrande, OR. 97850

The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, March 1, 2001 page 4
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor

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