David Paul Aldridge, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died unexpectedly on December 21, 2012 while he was running - one of his favorite things to do. Survivors include his wife, Holly Sue Bonnell Aldridge; son Spencer Wayne (6); daughters Leah Story Kate (4) and Maci Meeraf (3); parents Paul and Janet Aldridge; sisters Laura (Mike) Haynes and Linda (James) Watkins; parents-in-law Wayne and Judy Bonnell; sister-in-law Mindy(Taylor) Gordy; nieces Mary and Jennifer Haynes, Resha and Rachel Watkins; Olivia and Claire Gordy; nephew, Jacob Haynes. Dave was born April 22, 1973, in Prescott, Ariz. He graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in 1991 and Oklahoma Baptist University in 1995. Dave was the manager of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs. But he was more proud of the titles â€œhusbandâ€ and â€œdaddy.â€ His passions were his family, his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the great outdoors of Colorado. He loved climbing, skiing, camping, and fishing, and had summited all 54 of Colorado's â€œ14ers,â€ peaks reaching 14,000 feet and above. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Headwaters class. Dave was known for his servant's heart: he was always doing for othersâ€"family, friends, clients and even strangers benefitted from his desire to support and encourage. His friends and family are committed to making sure his young children grow up knowing how special their dad was, and how he had hope in Christ as he dreamed and prayed for them. There will be a visitation on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 5pm-8pm at Cappadona's Funeral Home on 1020 East Fillmore Street,Colorado Springs. A memorial service celebrating his life will be on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 2 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., Colorado Springs. An account for the family has been established at the Bank at Broadmoor. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the "The Dave Aldridge Memorial Fund, Holly S. Aldridge" c/o The Bank at Broadmoor 155 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
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Published in The Gazette on Dec. 27, 2012