Jerry Dale Aldridge went to Heaven November 27 and today, is likely comparing bass fishing techniques with Jesus. Jerry Dale was born on November 15, 1933 in Stratford, Oklahoma.
Jerry Dale and his childhood sweetheart Violet Ann (Diuguid) met in Bell Gardens, California in 1945 when they were twelve years old. They celebrated 61 loving years of marriage on September 1st. A strong Christian and loving parent, he was the first in his family to earn a college degree, graduating from the Pepperdine University School of Business in 1975. Jerry served in the U.S. Air Force prior to becoming an LAPD Detective Sergeant in the Metropolitan Division. Following his retirement, Jerry Dale promptly moved his family from Downey, California to their favorite vacation spot: Lake Havasu City.
Best friends and lovers, Jerry and Annie traveled the world, sharing adventures and companionship. Fourteen couples from Bell Gardens High School made Lake Havasu their retirement destination and the shenanigans of the Bell Gardens Yacht Club is still the envy of Lake Havasu high society.
Jerry and Ann are cheerleaders for Christ and members of Calvary Baptist Church.
Jerry is survived by his wife Ann; his sisters, Irma Martin, of Lake Havasu, Ellen Lindsay and Geraldine Brooks; his children and their spouses Jerry Floyd and Cindy Aldridge, John and Pam Aldridge, Joni and Mark Runyon, and Julie and David Morones; their grandchildren and their spouses, Jared Aldridge, Christopher and Sarah Aldridge, Heather and Trent Knapp, Matthew and Lisa Aldridge, Lauren and Trevor Rickard, Alicia Hesterly, Nick and Melanie Giuliani, Amanda Massie and Daniel Klein, Allison Morones, Joshua Runyon, Carly Runyon; and great grandchildren Jackson, James, Peregrine, Adelaide, Deoradhan, Scarlett, Samuel, Luke, Kaydin, and Gabriel.
A service celebrating Jerry's life will commence at 4PM, Friday, December 1st, at Calvary Baptist Church McCulloch Campus, 1605 South McCulloch Blvd. All are welcome.
Services were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-frazefuneralhome.com. To send a free card to the family, go to www.sendoutcards.com/lietzfraze.