Information for Elizabeth Rae Petersen Aldrich
12 December, 1970
– 18 October, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Funeral services for
Elizabeth Rae Petersen Aldrich, 19, of Tacoma, Wash., and
formerly of Nampa, who died Thursday, Oct. 18, 1990, in an
automobile accident near Arlington, Ore., will be conducted at
2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
Caldwell. The Revs. John Pickens and Dennis Strachota
will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Elizabeth was born Dec. 12, 1970, at Nampa, a daughter
of Verle Ray and Billie Ann Cook Petersen. She attended
Nampa High School, graduating June 2, 1989, and was active in
cross-country track, soccer and the swing choir. She
married Pvt. George Aldrich Aug. 5, 1989, at the Rose Gardens
in Lakeview Park, Nampa. She moved to Tacoma in March
1990 to be with her husband. She graduated from Bates
Vo-Tech in August 1990.
She enjoyed skating, speed skating, dancing and going
out with her friends. She also love animals, real and
Her sister said Elizabeth was the best sister in the
She was a member of the Salvation Army Church, the
Canyon County Civil Air Patrol and a Sunbeam.
She is survived by her husband, George of Caldwell; her
mother, Billie Anne Cook of Caldwell; her father, Verle Ray
Petersen of Washington; a sister, Billie Joe Hansen of
Caldwell; her maternal grandmother, Bille Mae Dodd of
Caldwell; her paternal grandfather, Ray Petersen of
California; a great-grandmother, Wallace Elizabeth Thies of
Nampa; an uncle, Bill Dodd of Nampa; a cousin, W.C. Dodd; a
special aunt, Liz Hinshaw of Boise; a nephew, Geoffrey Brett
Hansen of Caldwell; a brother-in-law, Alan Hopper of Fort
Lewis, Wash.; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and sever
aunts, uncles , great-aunts and great-uncles, cousins, nieces
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather,
William Dodd Sr. and her paternal grandmother, Lyda Petersen.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Salvation
Army or the Caldwell Civil Air Patrol.