Carl Earl Eldridge, age 86, passed away on August 5th, 2003 at Havasu Nursing Center in Lake Havasu City, Az. He was born April 16th, 1917 in Chandler, Az; Eldridge is a pioneer family and Carl was one of 10 children of Earl and Josephine (Lewis) Eldridge. Carl moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ; 14 years ago from Phoenix, Az. They owned and operated their own Air Conditioning business in Glendale and Phoenix, AZ; from 1945 to 1989. He also worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII in Oakridge, TN. Carl served as a Glendale City Council member, member of Glendale Rotary, president of Bethel Church Council in Phoenix, AZ. He was active in the Golden Kawanis in Lake Havasu City, AZ; and a member of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church. His hobbies were pitching horseshoes, fishing and hunting. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Marian of Lake Havasu City, Az; They were married on August 10th, 1961. Sons, Jim Eldridge and wife Carolyn of CA; Richard Eldridge and wife Debra of TX; Jerry Eldridge and wife Sharon of AZ; step-daughter Margaret Housel and husband Kenneth of AZ; brother Arthur Eldridge of AZ; sister Grace Eldridge of CA; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.We were fortunate to have him in our lives. Carl was always a gentleman. He was a kind,loving man and he will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 9th, 2003 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Tom Dunham officiating. Inurnment will be at Mount Olive Columbarium Garden.Arrangements were entrusted by Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.