Mary Jewell Bridges LUBBOCK-Mary Jewell Bridges, 89, of Lubbock went to her Heavenly Father on Jan. 15, 2013. She was born on March 22, 1923, in Mansfield, Texas, to Walter T. and Mary Ella (Ellard) Stewart. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. this evening at Rix Funeral Directors. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park with the Rev. Raif Turner, pastor of the Lakeridge Baptist Church, officiating. Services are under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors. Mary was raised in Roscoe and graduated high school there in 1942. She was a LVN and had worked at Methodist Hospital until her retirement, after 20 years, in 1984. She was a member of the Lakeridge Baptist Church. She married Bruce D. Bridges in December of 1943 in Sweetwater. He preceded her in death in December of 1992. She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Claudia Barnard, Marylyn Kidd and Betty Bridges; one son, Bruce Bridges; and five brothers; and one sister. Mary is survived by her two sons, Aubrey Bridges and wife Ruth Ann, and Ron Bridges and Linda, all of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 17, 2013