Bertha "Fritzi" Aldrich, age 79, of Nampa, Idaho passed away on October 23, 2019.
Fritzi was born on February 5, 1940 in Salem, Oregon to Earl Gilbert Ridpath and Bertha Pauline (Gust) Ridpath. She attended North Salem High School but dropped out in the 12th grade. However, she was proud to have received her GED at age 40. Fritzi was also proud of her good work ethic. She worked as a sales manager, bookkeeper, bartender, waitress and did some modeling when she was 40 years old. She worked for Club Whole Sale, the Historic Grand Theater in Salem, and four years at the Portland Airport. In 1990, she married Robert Aldrich in Lake Tahoe.
Fritzi enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and being a mother. She will be missed by all her family and friends.
Survivors include her son, Nathan Aldrich (Susan) of Nampa, Idaho; daughter, Vicki Profitt of Baker City, Oregon; sister, Ilene Fleming; grandchildren, Kaylee Aldrich, Trista Baker and Daisy Carrier; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Bertha Ridpath; brother, Bert Osborn; and sister, Francis Pierce.
Memorial contributions in memory of Fritzi can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House through Gray’s West & Company at 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814.
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