Wilma Aldridge, 1931 ~ 2008

Wilma Osborne Christensen Aldridge, age 77, passed away Dec. 31, 2008.

She was born Jan.27, 1931 in Midvale, Utah to C.W (Bill) and La Preal Terry Osborne. Wilma was raised in Draper, Utah.

She married Glade Christensen; they later divorced. She married Clifford Aldridge on May 7, 1956. Together, they raised five children in Moab.

She is survived by her children, Dean G. Christensen (Rena), Eureka, Calif., Terry Lee Riley (Jim), West Valley City, Utah, Donald C. Aldridge (Cheryl), South Jordan, Utah, MaryAnn Gibson (Tim), West Valley City, Utah, and Douglas Aldridge (Lorena), Kanab, Utah; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters;, Maxine Koceja, Murray, Utah, and Beth Loitved, Portland, Ore.; and one brother, Terry W. Osborne, South Jordan, Utah.

Wilma worked for the Grand County Sheriff’s Department and retired from Contel Telephone Co. in Moab, with 19 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Services were held Monday, January 5, 2009 at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 South Camp Williams Blvd., (Redwood Road). Wilma was cremated according to her wishes. She requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to “Life Church” Youth Ministry & School at 3818 West 4700 South, West Valley City, Utah.

Wilma was loved very much and will be missed greatly by all who knew her.