Patsy "Pat" June Bridgman of Davis, formerly of Maysville, was born on June 22, 1932 in Ardmore to Joseph Alonzo and Ethel Tabatha (Lasley) Smith. Her brothers always teased her that her birthday was "tator-diggin' day," because on the day that she was born, the family was "diggin' tators." She passed from this life on Friday, July 26, 2013 in Norman at the age of 81 years.
Pat graduated from Dickson High School in 1949. She met Jesse Loyd Bridgman while they were both working at Lake Murray, and they married on Sept. 15, 1950 in Ardmore. They moved to Maysville in 1956 to live and raise their children. Pat worked as a psychiatric aide at the Mental Health Center in Norman until she retired in 1984. She also worked for home health care taking care of several elderly people. She volunteered at the Senior Citizens Center in Maysville. Her home was always open as a safe haven for others. Family dinners were always very special to her, she loved preparing them for her family. Pat always fixed the coffee pot the night before so it would always be ready. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Maysville, and most recently at Davis East Main Church of Christ. She taught Sunday School, helped in Vacation Bible School, and was actively involved in the church quilting group at Davis East Main Church of Christ. Pat also was a member of the VFW Women's Auxillary. She will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Gayle Davis and husband Mike of Healdton and Ronda Shumaker and husband James of Longview, Texas; son Reggie Bridgman and wife Candace of Davis; grandchildren Ian Davis and wife Chassi, Kirsten Bridgman, Caiden Coleman and Hannah Coleman; great-grandson Hayden Davis; brother Billy Smith of Ardmore; brothers-in-law Salty Bridgman and J.D. Bridgman, both of Ardmore; sister-in-law Peggy Bridgman of Ardmore; and many other relatives and friends.
Pat is preceded in death by her parents; husband Jesse Bridgman; grandson Eric Davis; sisters Aleta "Sis," Mary, Lazell and Effie; and brothers Roy, Ray, Henry, Houston, James and Amerson "Datch."
A visitation for family and friends will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Winans Funeral Home, Maysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ in Maysville, with Jay Tyree, Troy Yandell and Dwight Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery in Lone Grove under the direction of John Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com.