William Everett Bridgmon
|Posted 2010-06-28 by susan|
|Arizona Daily Star, 4 Jan. 2009|
William Everett Bridgmon age 60, of Tucson, Arizona, left this life on December 29, 2008, a heartbreaking loss to his family and friends.
Bill was born in Falls City, NE to Dolly J. and Everett W. Bridgmon. Preceded in death by an infant brother, Dennis and his father, Everett. Survived by his mother, Dolly; wife, Pamela; son, Jason (Erin); daughter, Whitney; grandsons, Bryan and Andrew, and numerous NE relatives. Bill contracted polio in 1955 and spent ten weeks in an iron lung and ten months in Omaha Children's Memorial Hospital. He recovered completely. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1964, and graduated from Omaha Benson High School in 1966 and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in 1970. Bill was drafted during the Vietnam Conflict and assigned to the Pentagon. Upon his discharge, he went to work for the Computing Center at UNO and later for Creighton University. Bill and Pamela Sue Lind were married in 1974 and the couple was blessed with a son and a daughter. Bill moved his family to Tucson, AZ in 1980 when he accepted a position with Anamax Mining Co. in Green Valley. He later worked on military intelligence systems for Corvus Corporation at Fort Huachuca, AZ. In 1986, Bill joined Sunquest Information Systems where he worked for the last 22 years. Bill valued our community's youth and volunteered in his children's schools, served as a Scoutmaster with BSA Troops 141 and 007, organized multiple Camporees for the Catalina Council, and provided parental support for Job's Daughters Bethel 11. Bill enjoyed watching Nebraska football, playing golf and racquetball, camping, hiking and traveling. In recent years Bill and Pam hiked, backpacked and toured the western National Parks and finally completed a long-time goal of a rim-to-rim backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon June 3-8, 2007. Bill's family offered tremendous thanks to all of the staff, nurses and doctors at Arizona Oncology Associates and to TMC Peppi's House Hospice in particular, for extraordinary care and compassion.
Colleagues and friends are invited to celebrate Bill's life at a funeral service at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, 8625 E. Tanque Verde Rd. on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church. Pastor Mark E. Perry will officiate. Visitation at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway on Friday, January 2, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bill's ashes will be interred in the church's Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions are suggested to the March of Dimes, Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, Boy Scouts of America, TMC Peppi's House Hospice, the American Cancer Society, or any charity of the donor's choosing.
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