Bridgewater, Gerald Willard (January 22, 1918 - November 9, 2004)

Gerald Willard Bridgewater

Douglas Budget - November 17, 2004

No funeral services will be held at this time for Gerald Willard Bridgewater, 86.

Mr. Bridgewater died Nov. 9 at the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.

He was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Wilsall, Mont., to Elisha Bill and Ruby Jean (Barker)Bridgewater. He was reared and educated in Wilsall and graduated from Wilsall High School.

He married Doris Miller.

In November 1998, he moved to Douglas from Great Falls, Mont. He enjoyed working with jewelry and was an avid mouth harp player, playing in the jazz band at the Douglas Senior Citizen's Center.

He is survived by daughters Charlotte West of Seeley Lake, Mont., Sharon Holler of Fort Benton, Mont., Betty Kicker of Colstrip, Mont., and Janet Widaman and Gayle Cooke of Great Falls; his companion and her daughter, Lucy Johnson and Judy Kent, both of Douglas: brother Lester Bridgewater of Phoenix, Ariz.; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; a sister; and a grandson.

A memorial to the Douglas Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 192, Douglas 82633, would be appreciated by the family.

Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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