Union County Obituaries -Aldrich

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Elvin Dutch ALDRICH


Mona L. (Hearing) ALDRICH

Elvin Aldrich Haines Native Died Jan. 30

Elvin Dutch Aldrich,79 of Haines/Rock Creek passed away Saturday, Jan. 30 at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital.

Mr. Aldrich was born May 16, 1902 in Bear Valley, Or., Grant Co. to Mr. and Mrs. Elery F. and Dessie E. Helmick-Aldrich. He attended schools in Bear Valley and came to the Rock Creek area at the age of 19.

He married Mona Yankey in Baker, on May 23, 1929. They ranched together at Rock Creek for many years in which pet peacocks were a common sight on their ranch.
He was the Grand Marshall at the Haines Rodeo two years ago. Mr. Aldrich had a great love for the mountains.

He is survived by his wife Mona L. Aldrich of Rock Creek; three sons, Gary Elvin Aldrich of Baker, Navarro Neil Aldrich of Haines and Robert Ray Aldrich of Longview; four brothers, Lewis Aldrich of Haines, George W. Aldrich of Haines, Jim William of Dexter and Rite William of Bothel; two sisters, Mina E. Brannock of Baker, and Virginia N. Hess of Long Beach, Ca.; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and foster children.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; O. Elery Aldrich, Everett E. Aldrich and Charlie E. William and a baby sister. Funeral service for Mr. Aldrich was conducted Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in Gray's West and Co. Pioneer Chapel. Rev. Robert A. Jackson of the United Presbyterian Church officiated and interment followed at the Haines Cemetery.

The Record Courier, Baker City, OR,
Thursday, 4 February 1982, Page 7A.

Donated by Robert C. Bull


Hank Aldrich Resident of County 40 Years; Body Found on Trail

Hank Aldrich, old-time mining prospector and a resident of Baker county for the last 40 years, was found dead Tuesday morning on a trail in the Greenhorn mining district, according to news telephoned to George Herbert at the sheriff's office. It was indicated that Mr. Aldrich had been dead for five or six days.

Mr. Aldrich was born at a point where Medford is now located. He was about 62 years old. When he first came to Baker he worked for Green and Kellogg in their livery barn. He had spent most of his life a s a prospector. For the last two years he had been in the Greenhorn district.

He is survived by an adopted daughter in Idaho and two brothers who are in the cattle business at Prineville.

Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, December 31, 1927

Mona Aldrich Passes Aug. 17

Mona L. Aldrich age 78, of Haines, passed away Monday, August 17, 1987 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.

Services for Mrs. Aldrich were conducted Thursday, August 20, 1987 at 1:00 p.m. at Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Clifford Cole officiated. Interment followed at the Haines Cemetery, Haines, Oregon,

Mrs. Aldrich was born on July 9, 1909 in Haines, Oregon, to John W. and Hattie Hearing Yankey. She attended and graduated from the Muddy Creek School, married Elvin "Dutch" Aldrich in Baker on May 23, 1939; she enjoyed yard work, entertaining lots of company, and putting together scrapbooks of the family. She was a member of the Elkhorn Grange.

Mrs. Aldrich is survived by her three sons, Gary and Ethel Aldrich of Baker, Neil and Nicki Aldrich of Haines and Robert Aldrich of Arizona; a sister, Nena Davis of Baker, grandchildren, Eva, Renae, Mike, Rusty, Randy, Tina, Toni, Richard, Teri, Robert, Nathan and Tommi Jo; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers; a sister; her husband, Elvin "Dutch' in January 1982; and her parents.

Friends who wish may make contributions in her memory to the Cancer Fund, this may be done thru Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel.

The Record Courier, Baker City, OR,
Thursday, 27 August 1987, Page 6A.

Donated by Robert C. Bull

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