In memory of
Lois J. Bridges
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In memory of
Lois J. Bridges
June 18, 1930 - September 11, 2019 Lois was born in Crestline, Ohio to Milt Bagley and Charlotte "Honey" Scott. They moved to Eagle Rock, CA when Mom was 5 years old. She remembered that life seemed better and a lot simpler, and that small amounts of money went a long way. She also had date nights with her Dad when Charlotte was playing bridge with the girls. They loved going down to Burbank to listen to an unknown singer/piano player named Nate King Cole perform. She was very popular in high school, and was active in sports, including tennis, swimming, basketball and sunbathing. The family vacationed summers at Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, where she played volleyball with Ozzie Nelson. This is, no doubt where she picked up her love of the ocean. Then off to college to USC where Mom pledged the Chi Omega sorority, and met Jim Bridges, member of the Theta XI Fraternity, right next door. And subsequently married on September 30, 1950. Steve was born, 1951 and Bill came along shortly thereafter, in 1953. In 1954 we moved to Pasadena, where she was active in charitable organizations, Trojan League, ushering Steve and Bill to golf, tennis, swimming, and of course, there was USC football with Jim, Steve and Bill. We moved to Newport Beach in 1966 and bought the first boat "HONEY", a 28' sportfisher. Lois got seasick, but she never wanted to miss out on anything, so she took Dramamine and went fishing. Jim sold his business in 1971 and retired to spend more time with his family, travel and fish. In the process, Lois became an outstanding angler. She caught and/or released 48 Marlin in local waters, which included tournament wins and awards for the largest Marlin by a wife for the Tuna Club and Balboa Angling Club on several occasions. In addition to being an accomplished angler, she also captained our boat for Jim on his first Swordfish (275#) in local waters. Except for one incredible 3-month vacation to Europe in 1973, almost everything revolved around fishing and USC football and basketball. Mom and Dad loved Cabo and spent a lot of time with friends fishing in the East Cape and Palmilla, in particular. Lois was a wonder loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother with a beautiful smile, sparkling blue eyes and always a positive attitude, and will be terribly missed. Lois's service will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, CA at 10:00am Thursday, September 19th. Lois was predeceased by her husband, Jim in 2005, son Bill in 2009, and is survived by son Steve Bridges, wife Diane and grandson, Alec Bridges. In lieu of flowers, please direct your donations to the Alzheimer's Orange County www.alzoc.org/getinvolved/donate/ Tax ID: 953702013 Section 501(c) (3) (949) 955-9000 or by check: 2515 McCabe Way, #200, Irvine, CA 92614.
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Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
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In memory of
Lois J. Bridges
June 18, 1930 - September 11, 2019 Lois was born in Crestline, Ohio to Milt Bagley and Charlotte "Honey" Scott. They moved to Eagle Rock, CA when Mom was 5 years old. She remembered that life seemed better and a lot simpler, and that small amounts of money went a long way. She also had date nights with her Dad when Charlotte was playing bridge with the girls. They loved going down to Burbank to listen to an unknown singer/piano player named Nate King Cole perform. She was very popular in high school, and was active in sports, including tennis, swimming, basketball and sunbathing. The family vacationed summers at Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, where she played volleyball with Ozzie Nelson. This is, no doubt where she picked up her love of the ocean. Then off to college to USC where Mom pledged the Chi Omega sorority, and met Jim Bridges, member of the Theta XI Fraternity, right next door. And subsequently married on September 30, 1950. Steve was born, 1951 and Bill came along shortly thereafter, in 1953. In 1954 we moved to Pasadena, where she was active in charitable organizations, Trojan League, ushering Steve and Bill to golf, tennis, swimming, and of course, there was USC football with Jim, Steve and Bill. We moved to Newport Beach in 1966 and bought the first boat "HONEY", a 28' sportfisher. Lois got seasick, but she never wanted to miss out on anything, so she took Dramamine and went fishing. Jim sold his business in 1971 and retired to spend more time with his family, travel and fish. In the process, Lois became an outstanding angler. She caught and/or released 48 Marlin in local waters, which included tournament wins and awards for the largest Marlin by a wife for the Tuna Club and Balboa Angling Club on several occasions. In addition to being an accomplished angler, she also captained our boat for Jim on his first Swordfish (275#) in local waters. Except for one incredible 3-month vacation to Europe in 1973, almost everything revolved around fishing and USC football and basketball. Mom and Dad loved Cabo and spent a lot of time with friends fishing in the East Cape and Palmilla, in particular. Lois was a wonder loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother with a beautiful smile, sparkling blue eyes and always a positive attitude, and will be terribly missed. Lois's service will be held at Pacific View Memorial Park 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, CA at 10:00am Thursday, September 19th. Lois was predeceased by her husband, Jim in 2005, son Bill in 2009, and is survived by son Steve Bridges, wife Diane and grandson, Alec Bridges. In lieu of flowers, please direct your donations to the Alzheimer's Orange County www.alzoc.org/getinvolved/donate/ Tax ID: 953702013 Section 501(c) (3) (949) 955-9000 or by check: 2515 McCabe Way, #200, Irvine, CA 92614.
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Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
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