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Marvin Ray Bridges

Posted 2023-09-15 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Sep. 15, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Marvin Ray Bridges passed away on Sept. 12, 2023 at the age of 85. He
was born on Aug. 26, 1938, in Anthony, New Mexico.

He lived in several towns in Texas while attending various grammar
schools, then graduated from Crooked Oak High School in Oklahoma City.
He played on the high school football team and won a scholarship to
college but chose to join the US Air Force in 1956 where he traveled to
bases in the US and abroad. Marvin married Patricia Thomas on Jan. 31,
1964. He was stationed at March Air Force Base in Riverside, California
and retired from the US Air Force after 38 years of service.

Marvin and Patricia bought a lot in Lake Havasu City in 1965 and
purchased a home there in 1998, moving there permanently. Marvin was a
member of the Elks, VFW, and American Legion and was a member of Christ
Chapel in Lake Havasu City.

Preceding him in death are his wife Patricia Bridges; his father Clem
Bridges; mother Edna Mae Matkins Bridges; sisters Verla and Emma Jean;
and brothers Clem, Stanley, Houston, LeRoy, Millard, and Larry.

He is survived by his brothers Eugene and Harry; his son Ray Bridges and
wife Judy Bridges; his daughter Bridget Suitor and husband Todd Suitor;
grandchildren Lauren Harwood, Cameron Suitor, and Van Bridges and wife
Lacey Bridges; and five great-grandchildren.

We will miss you, Marv.

The service for both Marvin and Patricia Bridges will be held at Christ
Chapel in Lake Havasu City on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m., with
refreshments after, and will be live-streamed on Christ Chapel's
Facebook page. Marvin will be laid to rest at Riverside National
Cemetery at a later date.

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