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Information for Elizabeth Rae Petersen Aldrich
12 December, 1970
18 October, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
October, 1990
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Elizabeth Aldrich

     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 stuffed.
     Her sister said Elizabeth was the best sister in the world.
     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 and nephews.
     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.