Clydine Bridgeman (1929 - 2013)

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Clydine Mayhall Bridgeman

Clydine M. Bridgeman, age 83, died of cancer on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Villas at Gulf Breeze, FL. She was born in Hartselle, AL in 1929 to Clyde E Mayhall and Lillie Mamrie Waugh Mayhall and reared with five siblings in Marianna. Her her father was an attorney who represented Jackson County in civil matters and her brother Wesley Mayhall lived in Milton and spent his career as a lawyer at Chelsea Land Title.

Clydie graduated from FSU. She ventured to Washington, DC in 1951 and worked as a cartography librarian at the CIA; following her marriage to attorney Lester M. Bridgeman in 1954, she moved to Virginia. Clydie continued at the CIA until pregnancy forced her 'retirement'. From 1964-68, she was Executive Director of the Association of I.C.C. Practitioners and editor of its bar journal. She did extensive volunteer work for the Democratic Party and at her daughters' schools and the local public television station.

In the 1970's, Clydie returned to the Panhandle and worked as a title examiner; in 1988, she co-founded the women-owned Southland Title of Pensacola, managing research, commitments and policies there until selling her interest in the firm in 1993.

Clydie loved her family and many friends, reading, history, grammar, classic movies and the internet; during her last decade, she travelled to Estonia, France, Finland, Honduras, and Hungary. Her marriage ended in divorce. She is survived by her brother Earl Mayhall (Donna) of Marianna, daughters Andrea L. Bridgeman (Steve Parker) of McLean and Judith Rolland (Jean-Hugues) of Gulf Breeze and Paris, and granddaughter Hallie Mayhall Parker of Los Angeles. Celebration of Clydie's life to be held in Gulf Breeze in the fall.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on May 1, 2013
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