Amy Marie MacDougall Aldrich was ninety-two years young at the time of departure from this temporary, earthly vessel on October 29, 2013, at 12:45 PM. A Memorial Service and Life Celebration for Mrs. Aldrich was scheduled for 11:00 AM., Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Reverend and Pastor Jay Jentink will officiate. Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM on November 2, at the Memorial and Celebration Service location. Following the 11:00 AM Memorial Servcice, family and friends are invited to travel to the burial site, Center Baptist Church Cemetery, Lansing, Iowa.
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Mrs. Aldrich is survived by six children - Judy (Ken) Buch, Wendell (Mary) Aldrich, Stanley (Doris) Aldrich, Wayne Aldrich, Betty (Gary) Karkosh, and Donna (Mark) Anderson. Mrs. Aldrich enjoyed eighteen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, and sixteen great-great grandchildren. (Stanley and Doris Aldrich reside in Athens, Georgia and may be contacted at 706-548-0000.)
Mrs. Amy Marie MacDougall Aldrich was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Aldrich.
Mrs. Aldrich was born in Oklee, Minnesota, on July 28, 1921, the daughter of Gordon and Lillian MacDougall, and joined in Holy Matrimony to Harold Aldrich on June 2, 1941, a happy, sixty-nine year union. The Aldrich's resided in Lansing, Iowa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Amy and Harold Aldrich were faithful members and supporters of Calvary Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Aldrich's career included employment at The Gordon Fennell Company in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids City Hall, and Washington High School. Amy Aldrich was best known for her dedication to her husband and family, as homemaker and housewife throughout her adult life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Amy Aldrich Kenyan Orphan Memorial Fund, c/o PMB 581, Suite 103, 1860 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, Georgia 30605, or Center Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 155 Trout Road, Lansing, Iowa, in memory of the fruitful life of Mrs. Amy Aldrich. www.AmyAldrichKenyanOrphanMemorialFund.org
Please sign the online guest book for Mrs. Amy Aldrich at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service
520 Wilson Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Nov. 4, 2013