Veronica “Vonnie” Robinette Hale Aldrich died peacefully on May 14, 2018, in Kelseyville, California, with her daughter, Debbie, by her side. Vonnie was born on November 12, 1924, in Cresaptown, Maryland, to George E. and Geraldine B. Robinette. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Aldrich; a sister, Aurelia Meinecke; and a son, Michael L. Hale, of Holly Bluff, Mississippi.
She is survived by a son, Tommy Hale (Ava) of Yazoo City, Mississippi; a daughter, Debra Lowell (Tim) of Kelseyville, California; a daughter, Jo Ann Aldrich Lundfelt (Charles), of Stephenson, Washington; a daughter, Janet Ackerman (Jamie) of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; a son, Mark Aldrich, of Aliso Veijo, California; and a daughter, Theresa Jene Aldrich, of Fort Bragg, California. Grandchildren: Thomas F. Hale III (Nena), of Fort Irwin, California; Angelina Hale Jones (Russ) of Winchester, California; Patricia Hale Taillon of Wake Forest, North Carolina; Stephanie Arrington of Starkville, Mississippi; Robin Cunningham (Eric) of Starkville, Mississippi; Jennifer Kraft (Josie) of Yazoo City, Mississippi; Reid Hale of Yazoo City, Mississippi; Stuart Hale of Yazoo City, Mississippi; Michael Shai Hearn of Seattle, Washington; Patrick Aaron Hale (Mica) of Nice, California; James Goodman (Keiko) of Santa Rosa, California; Allison Cordaro (Mario) of Trabuco Canyon, California; Jennifer Hambel (Ryan) of Mission Viejo, California; Neil Aldrich of Mission Viejo, California; Grant Aldrich (Colleen) of Portland, Oregon; Wesley Ackerman of Ventura, California; James Loomis of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Tim Lowell, Jr. (Michelle) of Nice, California; Jennifer Cann (Cory) of Kelseyville, California; 24 loving Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Vonnie touched so many lives during her time here on earth, and, needless to say, will be greatly missed by all who knew her. As for her children, she greatly enriched the lives of each and every one of us, especially the example she set through her faith. Vonnie's and Gene's faith was always first and foremost. She was an angel on earth. She will be interred in the Aldrich family plot in Hawarden, Iowa in the spring/summer 2019, next to her loving husband, where she always wanted to be.