Vickie Bridges(1949 - 2012)

Vickie T.D. Bridges July 25, 1949 - November 13, 2012 Vickie T.D. Bridges was born on July 25, 1949 in Saigon, Vietnam. Vickie left this earth in the early morning hours of November 13, 2012. Vickie passed away of heart failure at Memorial Hospital. Vickie came to Bakersfield, California in 1972, where she later met Kenneth Bridges. The two were married in 1975. Vickie is survives by her husband, Ken and her two children, Tom and Kevin Bridges. Vickie is preceded by her daughter, Linda Bridges. Vickie is also survived by her parents and many siblings, most of who reside in Vietnam. Vickie was a loving mother to her three children, who she devoted her life to taking care of. Vickie had a great love for her grandchildren and adored simply being with them. If you were a friend of Vickie's, she considered you family and you were always welcome in her home. Vickie enjoyed entertaining in her home, where she would prepare a wide variety of dishes, typically using fresh produce from her personal garden. Vickie was depended on by friends and family alike, as she was always there to lend a helping hand. A church service celebrating the life of Vickie Bridges will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at The Bridge Bible Church, 12225 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 28, 2012