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Richard Ray Aldrich U.S. Veteran

January 11, 1958 - October 3, 2012


Richard Ray Aldrich, 54, passed away Oct. 3, 2012, near White Salmon, Wash. He was born Jan. 11, 1958, in Baker City, Ore., to Lynn Chadwick and Robert Ray Aldrich.
After high school Richard served in the U.S. Navy for three years. On Aug. 31, 1994, he married Tonya Murchland in Winnemucca, Nev. Richard worked as a dredger man and superintendant. He loved to hunt, fish and coach his kids’ sports teams.
Richard is survived by his wife, Tonya Aldrich; children Casey Aldrich, M’Randa Aldrich, Ryan Aldrich and McKenna Aldrich; grandmother Leorra Chadwick; brothers Nathen Aldrich, Robert Aldrich Jr. and Thomas Kinsella; sisters Teri Aldrich and Kathy Morrison; and nieces and nephews Mariah Aldrich, Jeremy Henry and Kelsey Morrison.
He was preceded in death by sister Toni Aldrich, grandfather George Chadwick and his father, Robert Aldrich.
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at First Baptist Church in Hood River, Ore. A graveside service will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, at Rock Creek Cemetery in Haines, Ore. Gardner Funeral Home (1270 N. Main, White Salmon, Wash.; 509-493-1323) is handling arrangements.