Dorothy Voris Aldrich 1918 - 2008 Lawrence
Private graveside services for Dorothy Voris Aldrich, 89, Lawrence, will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Martinsburg, W.Va.Mrs. Aldrich died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. She was born Nov. 23, 1918, in Martinsburg, W.Va., the daughter of Louis Robert and Addie Sites Voris.She grew up in and graduated from high school in Hagerstown, Md. She earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Randolf-Macon Woman's College in Virginia in 1940 and a master's degree in chemistry from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts in 1942.Mrs. Aldrich worked as a chemist at Celanese Corp. in laboratories in Maryland and New Jersey. She also worked at Industrial Rayon Corp. in Covington, Va. She and her husband moved to Lawrence in 2002.She married Lyman C. Aldrich on May 14, 1950, in Hagerstown, Md. He survives.Other survivors include a daughter, Jane V. Aldrich, Lawrence; a son Lyman "Skip" C. Aldrich Jr., West Chester, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Roberta H. Aldrich; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie and Jeffrey Aldrich.A brother, Robert S. Voris, preceded her in death.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Aldrich.