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Lloyd Donald Bridenbaugh

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Lloyd Donald Bridenbaugh, Jr.

Lloyd Donald [Bud] Bridenbaugh passed away at age 95 on August 1, 2018 in Port Angeles Washington.

He was born 9 July 1923, the oldest son to Lloyd Sr. and Harriet Bridenbaugh, in Sioux City, Iowa. Bud was one of 8 children, joining sisters Marg, Carol, Jo, and Nita; brothers Bob, Boyd, and Phil on their farm in Homer, Nebraska. Education was important and Bud excelled being a spelling Bee champion, high school valedictorian, and played 8 man football at Homer High. Of course, being a small school, everyone played.

Bud joined the Navy out of high school and served in World War II as a corpsman. He attended the University of Nebraska then did his medical school training at North Carolina State. He reported for active duty in Bremerton, Washington in 1949. He served aboard the USS George Clymer, a transport and transfer ship for the troops in the Korean War. He was discharged from the Navy in 1952.

He met first wife, Nancy Currie, over a broken ankle at Harborview Hospital emergency room. She was an ER nurse. They married 5 March 1950 in Homer, Nebraska. They have 6 children [3 of each]. He taught his children all the important lessons for life; how to put on one's long pants on a wet floor, how to short sheet a bed and how to clean a fish. Bud and Nancy kept their romance alive for 42 years by having Friday night date night [every Friday at Canlis] and weekend escapes to Vancouver, B.C. Nancy passed in 1991.

He met second wife, Glenndia Witherow, at an Easter Egg Hunt. They married 4 February 1995. They were inseparable, enjoying family and travels to warm climates. With Glenndia, Bud gained another son and daughter, with 3 more grandchildren. There was always lots love for his 10 grand-kids and 6 great-grand kids.

Bud had a distinguished career as an anesthesiologist at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He was a founding father of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and enjoyed his teaching rotations with the U of W. Family members remember him more as farmer Bridenbaugh on the tractor, fishing trips up at Lake Easton, and as beloved husband, father and grandpa.

He is survived by wife Glenndia, older sister Marg and little brother Phil; nine children with various spouses; ten grandchildren, six great-grandkids, and numerous nieces and nephews. You know who you are. There are many valued friends and colleagues who touched his life greatly.

In lieu of flowers, Go fishing or enjoy a sunset with one you love.
Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 27 to Sept. 30, 2018
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