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Alice B. (Halsted) (Rando) AldrichJanuary 5, 1915 ~ May 19, 2017 (age 102)
Alice B. Aldrich was born on January 5, 1915, in St. Johns, Michigan. She was the daughter of Clifford and Iva (Wright) Halsted. She graduated from Maple Rapids High School in 1933. Alice lived in Maple Rapids, Elsie, St. Johns and Newaygo, Michigan. She worked for several philatelists in Elsie until 1945 and retired from the State of Michigan in 1975. Alice was an Amateur Radio Operator for 30 years, an avid reader and loved watching the Turner Classic Movies.
Alice was married to Joseph Rando on April 27, 1937. He was killed in WWII in France. They were married for almost eight years prior to his death.
On February 14, 1946, she married William Aldrich who was from Maple Rapids. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1997.
Alice is survived by one son, Larry Aldrich and wife, Carolyn Sexton Aldrich from Phoenix, Arizona and one daughter, Lana Aldrich Ford and husband Ron Ford from Newaygo, Michigan. Alice has three grandchildren, Aaron Aldrich and wife Heather from Parker, Colorado; Lacey Aldrich McIvor and husband Ben from Glendale, Arizona and Tyana Ford from Newaygo, Michigan. She has four Great Grandchildren, Voca Ford, Caleb Aldrich, Brock and Lincoln McIvor. Alice also wanted to mention her many nieces and nephews still living in the area.
Alice was preceded in death by her eight brothers and one sister; Carl Halsted (Leona); Vernon Halsted (Edna); Coryll Halsted Henry (Kenny); Valgene Halsted (Mildred); Beth Halsted Dean (Lester); Frank Halsted (Marguerite); Oretha Halsted Bissell (Paul); and Virgil Halsted (Vada), who resides near Maple Rapids). She also was preceded by her brother- in-law, Woodrow Aldrich and his wife Elsie from Spring Lake, Michigan.
Alice wanted to mention the many good friends at Suntree Apartments in St. Johns, Michigan and her special friends, Don Betts and Betty Tanis from Newaygo and Fremont, Michigan, and her neighbors at Bills Lake She had many good memories and a great deal of enjoyment with all of them. She would also like to thank the staff at the Newaygo Medical Care Facility in Fremont, Michigan where she spent her last months.
Per Alice's wishes, there will be no public services. Alice will be put to rest at the Sowle Cemetery in Maple Rapids, Michigan beside her husband William Aldrich. Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes Foundation in honor of Caleb Aldrich at www.marchofdimes.org
Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.