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EUGENE BRIDGES

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EUGENE BRIDGES Obituary
iconEUGENE BRIDGES Marcell Eugene Bridges, of Las Vegas, left his Earthly home May 3, 2013. Eugene was born March 20, 1929, The son of Aldon Marcell and Estella Evelynn Nebeker Bridges, in Fairview, Wyo. He grew up in Bear Lake Valley, where he met the love of his life, Zenna Mae Schmid, daughter of Robert and Nellie Schmid of Bern, Idaho. Eugene and Zenna Mae were sealed for time and eternity Nov. 21, 1947, in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. They welcomed seven children into their home, Eugene Lamont Bridges "Lonnie" (deceased), Julia Ann Edwards of Salt Lake City, Melissa Leigh (Scott) Wood of Rexburg, Idaho, David Kevin (Teena) Bridges of Salt Lake City, Cynthia Marie (David) Mortensen of Las Vegas, Laurie Michele (Robert) Mays of Salt Lake City, and Jonathan Charles (Christina) Bridges of Salt Lake City. Eugene was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. Eugene and Zenna welcomed many into their home who needed a place to stay. Eugene had a zest for life and the ability to truly love and care about people. He loved to laugh and joke with others wherever he went. He had the ability to love people for who they were and was never critical of others. Eugene was a hard worker. He worked for First Security Bank in the Trust Services Department for 40 years, where he was a vice president. He was secretary of the Utah State Senate for four years. Eugene was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in all his church callings. In 1994, Eugene and Zenna served a full-time mission in Raleigh, N.C., under President Arnold Christensen. Eugene had many hobbies. Aviation was his passion; he built his own plane. He also built a boat with his brother-in-law, Marvin Schmid. He spent time camping, fishing, hunting, boating and traveling with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Lonnie; and great-grandson, Gavin Bailey. Eugene is survived by his wife, of 65 years, Zenna Mae; six children and their spouses; sister, Toni Lou (Darrell) Mallory; 11 brothers and sisters-in-law; 22 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. Viewing will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, with funeral services following at 11 a.m., both at Garden Park Ward, 1150 E. Yale Ave, Salt Lake City. Memorial services will be at noon Thursday, May 16, at the LDS Chapel, 3300 N. Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas. The family would like to express gratitude to the staff at Atria Seville of Las Vegas, Hospice of Las Vegas, and Homewatch Care Givers, for their dedicated and loving care of Eugene during his last months. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wasatchlawn.com

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