James O. ‘Jim’ Aldridge

11/18/1927 — 11/24/2008

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Schoolton, OK

James O. ‘Jim’ Aldridge

James O. Jim Aldridge was born in Schoolton, OK on November 18, 1927 to Dee and Ora Aldridge.

Jim was raised on a farm with his four sisters through the depression years. Jim graduated from Graham High School in 1946. After graduating he worked construction on his way to Hanford. Jim arrived at Hanford in July of 1948 and went to work as a power operator at the B Reactor. Jim completed his career at Hanford in August of 1988 as a power operator supervisor for Westinghouse.

Jim married Gertrude Anna Trudy Cluck February 11, 1950 in Richland, WA where they raised three boys.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Trudy Aldridge, Joe Gayla Aldridge, Dale Aldridge, Ken Heidi Aldridge; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday November 28, 2008 at 1:00PM at Einan's Funeral Home, with viewing prior to services at 8:00AM until service time.

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  • Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you. We loved Jim dearly and he will be missed so very much. We will remember the good times we had together. Jim is in a far better place now.

    Gene & Juanita Barron
    November 4, 2014
    Yucaipa, CA, US
  • I have known Jim for some 50 years. He wokked at Hanford B reactor as I did. I enjoyed Jims stories.

    When we was seperated by lay off’s we would still see one another through the years. He could tell some good fishing stories.

    I sure enjoyed knowing Jim, Frank Trent.

    Frank and Pat Trent
    November 4, 2014
    WA, USA
  • I’m sorry for your loss. I wish it would have been possible for me to say goodbye. I’ll always remember him as a happy man who made the most out of life. I wish the best for the whole family. God bless you all.

    Daniel Ramos
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Joe/Gayla,

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May you have many happy memories to warm your heart in the days ahead.

    Kelly and Don Layfield
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To the family of James Aldridge, my thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow, may GOD bless you with the comfort In knowing that James is with our Heavenly father. Ken If you need anything I”m here. Robert Alexander

    Robert Alexander
    November 4, 2014
    kennewick, WA, US
  • Sorry for your loss.

    Robert & Jette
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Our deepest sympathy and heart felt wishes Aunt Gertrude, Joe, Dale & Ken. Even though it’s been awhile since I’ve seen Uncle Jim, I’ll miss him, as I know you all will too. He’ll always be in our hearts and memories.

    Barbara & Damian Rutledge
    November 4, 2014
    Lucerne, Valley, CA, US
  • Joe,

    We are thinking of you. We hope you have peace in your heart that only comes from God.

    Danny & Shannon Mendoza & Family
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We are so sorry for your loss, our hearts are grieving. Although we did not know Jim personally we know Joe and Gayla.

    Bill and Joanne Potter
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Ihave been taking the last few days and reflecting on my childhood. And I have so many good memories of Jim. From his pencil art jokes to Camping. I also Thank him for taking such good care of grandma. I am thinking of your family always.

    Much Love Shelley Brinkley

    Shelley Brinkley
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
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