Craig Cushman Aldrich, 38, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 20, 2008, in Liberty Lake, Wash. Craig is survived by his father, Richard C. Aldrich of Pueblo; brothers, Kelsey R. Aldrich of Talkeetna, Alaska and Stephen T. Aldrich of Alamosa, Colo.; uncles, John T. (Virginia) Aldrich of Salt Lake City, Utah and Robert E. Tempest of Berea, Ohio; aunt, Mary Lou (Charles) Moore of Seneca, Pennsylvania; several cousins and his many friends. Preceded in death by his beloved mother, Nancy T. Aldrich. Craig was born on Nov. 3, 1969, in Pueblo, Colo. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing, camping, hiking and rafting. He reveled in nature wherever and whenever he could. Craig gave his warm heart to his friends or anyone in need. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 18th Street, in Pueblo, with the Reverend Maribeth Conroy officiating. Inurnment, Ascension Church Columbarium. Please omit food and flowers. Memorials may be made to Trout Unlimited or Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Craig I was so sorry to hear of your passing. You were always so funny and so much fun to hang around with. I will never forget the fun we had when I moved to Pueblo. The prairie behind Centennial was alway a fun place to hang out. You had a great sense of humor and you will be missed.

  2. I was not able to attend Craig’s service but I wanted to let Steve, Kesley and family know that my thoughts and prayers are with them. I will always remember the highschool memories that we shared.

  3. Dick,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most dificult time.

  4. Steve, Kelsey and Mr. Aldrich, I am so sorry I was not able to make it back for the service today. Craig, as your whole family did and does, added and continue to add such a great dimension to my life that I will not be able to find any words to express how sad I am to see Craig go. Just know that I treasure all the great memories that Craig provided me with, and those will always stay with me.

  5. May the care of friends bring you comfort and loving memories heal your heart.

    Craig and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers,

    Amber (Elder)& Rusty Anderson

  6. I have always thought of you as such a great friend and you always put a smile on my face. When I was new to Seattle, you welcomed me with your friendship and I am thankful for all the good times we had together. I will miss you. I won’t forget some of your last words to me…..”Brooke’s gonna be a momma”. I wish you could have met our son. My heart and prayers go out to your family. Love always,

    Brookeley

  7. Craig, you were an absolute joy to work with and actually made it fun to go to work! Thank you for brightening my life.
    Peggy
    GSK Biologicals

  8. Our thoughts are with Steve, Kelsey and the entire Aldrich family during this sad time. Craig will always be remembered as a wonderful, kind, caring and fun person. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him and especially those that were his friends.
    Ilene, Hayden and JJ Henrikson

  9. Craig,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of your passing. I sit here and think about the fun times we all had in high school, the laughing, the joking, the pranks. I just can’t believe that you are gone. You will truly be missed!! My heart and prayers go out to those you leave behind. God bless!!

    Love, Karla

  10. Craig-When I think of you I can not help but smile. You were such a kind and gentle person. Though I have not seen you since High School know that you and your Mom are in my thoughts.
    P.S. Tell your Mom thanks…she helped make me who I am today.

  11. Craig, thank you for being a part of my life – and letting me be part of yours – and for always bringing a smile to my face (usually accompanied by a huge laugh). You are missed.

  12. Craig … “Mr. Aldrich” – I am so very, very sad at your passing. Your friendship touched my life so deeply. I’ll miss our ‘guy talks’, munching on sushi and swilling sake at Toyoda’s or sharing an afternoon of festive beverages and watching ball games on TV. You are a great man and a true Friend.
    Your Buddy
    “Mr. Ransdell”

  13. Craig, the Sun will shine less brightly without you here. True friends are hard to come by. I miss you dearly.

    Scally

  14. Craig you will be missed. Everytime I think of you I think of how you would always give me a hard time as a freshman and sophomore but at the same time you were truly motivating me with each experience. Thank you for everything you did for me. STK

  15. Craig, there are no words to express what you brought into my life and how deeply I will miss you. I talk to you every day and I know you hear me. You were there when I needed a friend and for that I will always be grateful. Dick and Kelsey, my deepest sympathy. I loved Craig very much.

    Love, Cindy

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