Jacob Aldridge, infant
Anchorage resident Jacob Tyler Aldridge, 2 months old, died Sept. 20, 2005, at Providence Alaska Medical Center due to an unknown seizure disorder.
His family took a helicopter ride Oct. 9 to Mount Susitna, where they scattered his ashes.
Jacob was born July 28 in Anchorage.
His family said: "Jacob has touched the lives of so many. He was an inspiration to all of us and will be missed greatly. Although his time with us was short, his footprints have been left on our hearts forever.
"Jacob also gave the gift of life through organ donation to make life better for another child."
Survivors are his parents, Kevin and Jamie Aldridge; sister, Amanda Aldridge; grandparents, Larry and Judy Hancock, Darius and Marjorie Aldridge, and Paul and Vicki Matusewic; great-grandparents, Alexander Buyers of Edinburgh, Scotland, Lillian Bertuccelli of Castro Valley, Calif., Richard and Alice Hancock of Lincoln, Mo., Jean Hancock of Arvada, Colo., Jay Matusewic of Phoenix, and Roy Young of Van Buren, Ark.; aunts and uncles, Todd Silveira of Orlando, Fla., Wayne Silveira of Bend, Ore., Nicole Matusewic, James Matusewic, Darius and Regina Aldridge of Tacoma, Wash., David and Heather Aldridge, and Kerry Aldridge; and cousins, Jessika, Corey, Zachary, Kyle, Lyndsey, Shyanne and Sienna.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Brianna Aldridge; and great-grandparents, Roy Bertuccelli, Al Perry, Jessie Marie Young, Benjamin and Verlie Sue Aldridge, and Matilda Buyers.
Memorial donations may be made online at www.journalthejourney.com or sent to the Children's Miracle Network at Providence, 3200 Providence Drive, Anchorage 99508. Memorial tributes may be made at www.kreationstation.net/jacob.
Arrangements were with Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary.
...until we meet again sweet son, we love you & miss you...