Gary E. Aldrich, 73, a longtime Baker City resident, died Nov. 9, 2003, at St. Aiphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.
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His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Haines Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.
Mr. Aldrich was born Aug. 4, 1930, at Baker City. He was the son of Elvin “Dutch” and Mona Yankee Aldrich. He attended Muddy Creek School until 1947, when the school was closed. He then completed high school at North Powder. After graduating, he moved to Wyoming for a period of time and then returned to Baker City.
In January 1954, he married Betty Anne Tiffany of North Powder. They were divorced in 1958. He married Ethel Wintersteen on April 1, 1966. Mr. Aldrich worked as a painter and then went to work for Burnt River Sawmill in various positions until retiring at the age of 62 in 1992.
He enjoyed horses, fishing and doing ceramics with his wife.
Survivors include his children, Eva Marie Jarvis and her husband, Lee, of Kalispell, Mont., Rena M. Morrow and her husband, Mike, of Haines, Mike Weilman and his wife, Brenda, of Newberg, Mike Hotchkiss and his wife, Vicki, of Silverdale, Wash., and Sherry Hotchkiss of Baker City; brothers, Robert Aldrich and Neil Aldrich, both of Haines; 11 grandchildren, three of whom he raised, Emmie, Kattrina and Rachell; 14 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel; and her son, James “Pit.”
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Gary Aldrich Memorial Fund in care of US Bank, This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.