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Doris Aldridge

April 12, 2013

Doris Aldridge, age 88, of Lincoln, passed away on April 8, 2013.  She was born January 29, 1925 in Syracuse, NE.

Doris attended school in Syracuse and college in Lincoln.  She worked at Arrow Aircraft Factory in Lincoln during WWII.  She married her husband, Clifford (Fort Smith, AR) in 1946.  They moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1947, where Doris was a homemaker, raising their eight children.  They returned to Lincoln in 1961.  After she was widowed, Doris worked for the Weatherization Program at Lincoln Action for 25 years.  Doris enjoyed sitting in her flower garden, reading and watching the wildlife.  She loved animals, and doted on her two cats.  Doris was feisty, outspoken, and mischievous.  She had a sassy sense of humor and loved to laugh;  you couldn’t help but laugh with her.

Doris is survived by eight children, Connie Schlegelmilch (Larry), Courtney Aldridge, Cameron Aldridge, Karen Carder (Ralph Cox), Kevin Aldridge (Sally), Kathi Cockrill (Scott), Kerry Aldridge, and Cliff Aldridge (Lisa); 24 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.  Doris is preceded in death by her husband Clifford, daughter-in-law Bonnie, granddaughter Celeste, and grandson Kevin Jr.

Celebration of Doris’ life will be held in Mississippi at her son Courtney’s home, and this summer in Lincoln.  Notice of the summer celebration will be published in the Celebrate Life section of the Lincoln Journal Star.

Parale “Pat” Elizabeth Williams age 82 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Southlake Village.  She was born on May 31, 1930 in Beatrice, Nebraska to James H. and Clyda (Smith) Smith.  Pat married Ronald D. Williams on August 26, 1946 in Marysville, Kansas.  She worked at Elgin Watch Company in quality control, Williams Cleaners and Madonna for 12 years in food service.  She was active in her church and with Meals on Wheels.

Pat is survived by her daughter, Linda and Marv Conaway of Lincoln; sons, Ronald L. Williams and Robert A. Williams both of Lincoln; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, James W. and Norma Smith of Manteca, CA.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Ronald.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Southlake Village Chapel.

Private family interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Capital City Humane Society.



JoAnn C. Bertrand

April 2, 2013

JoAnn C. Bertrand age 81 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at BryanLGH East. She was born on August 31, 1931 in Octavia, Iowa to Harold and Mary (Turner) Channel. JoAnn was a registered nurse and retired from Bryan Hospital.

JoAnn is survived by her daughters, Sheryl and James Park of Lincoln; Susan and Michael Bertrand-Martin of Omaha; Mary Jo and Al Stephens of LaVista; sons, Arvard and Roberta Bertrand of Palmer Lake, CO; Jeffrey Bertrand of Lincoln; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Gary and Bonnie Channel of Portland, OR. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister and 3 brothers.

Cremation, no visitation.

A memorial service is pending.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

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