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Ruby J. Bridgeland

March 27, 1926 May 14, 2012
Ruby J. Bridgeland
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Obituary for Ruby J. Bridgeland
Rockford - Ruby J. Bridgeland, 86, of Rockford, formerly of Winnebago, went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 14, 2012, in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, Rockford. Born March 27, 1926, in Winnebago, the daughter of Walter and Florence (Weber) Carlson. Graduated from Winnebago High School in 1944. Ruby married Harold B. Bridgeland on August 18, 1946, in Winnebago. She was a secretary at Rockford Memorial Hospital for many years and then volunteered as a Pink Lady there. Ruby was a member of First Evangelical Free Church, Rockford, its Selina Circle and Monday Nighters Women's Club. She enjoyed traveling and spending many years wintering in Arizona. Ruby dearly loved spending time with her family and friends.

Ruby is lovingly survived by her husband of 65 years, Harold Bridgeland; children, Larry (LeeAnn) Bridgeland, John (Gail) Bridgeland, Peggy (Jim) Sawdey, Randy (Tina) Bridgeland and Janine (Steve) Linder; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond (Janice) Carlson and Roger (Leticia) Carlson; sisters, Jean Smith Meissen and Elsie (William) Westphal; sisters-in-law, Darlene Carlson and Elaine Bridgeland; brother-in-law, Howard Hetrick; and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents; infant daughter, Jane Louise; brother, Warren Carlson; sister, Harriet (Floyd) Dickinson; brother-in-law, George Bridgeland; and sister-in-law, Betty Hetrick.

Funeral Information

Service at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012, in First Evangelical Free Church, 2223 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, with visitation from 12:00 p.m. until service time; the Rev. Chuck Rife will officiate. Private burial in Middle Creek Cemetery, Winnebago. Cremation rites were accorded.
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