Lois Jessie Aldrich (Butterfield)
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.
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.
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.
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Beth - prayers for you and your family. Love you so much.