MARY VIRGINIA ALDRICH
West Des Moines
Mary Virginia Aldrich, 92, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, December 4, 2010. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's Chapel followed by a private burial service Friday at Resthaven Cemetery.
Mary was born October 31, 1918 in Des Moines, Iowa to Charles W. and Herma Oxborrow. She was a graduate of North High School and attended a technical college in Des Moines before working for the State Department in Washington D.C. She married Warren L. Aldrich on August 31, 1942 in Maryville, MO and they settled in the Des Moines area.
Mary is survived by her son, Warren C. (Marilyn) Aldrich of Urbandale; daughter, Dori Jung of Raleigh, NC; five grandchildren, Tanya (Jason) Stravers of Yokota, Japan, Warren C. (Jill) Aldrich, Jr. of Henderson NV, Nicholas (Michelle) Aldrich of West Des Moines, Brandon (Karen) Jung of Mesa, AZ, and Christina Aldrich of Urbandale; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty (Mack) Taylor of LeMars, IA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren L. Aldrich and a sister, Ellen Wilson.
Memorial contributions may be given to SouthernCare Hospice. The family would like to give a special thanks to all Mary's friends and caregivers at SouthernCare Hospice and Bickford Cottage.