Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Edith (Renfro) Stuart

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Edith Renfro, daughter of Eugene Albert and Myrtis (Rattan) Renfro, was born 4 Feb 1903 in Cooper, Texas. She married and divorced Kenneth Stuart. She and Kenneth Stuart only had one daughter, Anita (Stuart) Bridgeman. Edith (Renfro) Stuart died 2 June 1947 in Dallas, Texas and is buried in the Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.

2 April 1930, Vocting Pct 30, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas:

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Renfro, Albert E. Head M W 57 M 24 b. TX fb. TN mb. TN farmer
-----Mirtis Wife F W 55 M 19 b. TX fb. IL mb. NC
Stewart, Edith Dau F W 27 D b. TX fb. TX mb. TX sales lady
-----Anita Gradau F W 4 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX

Death certificate of Edith (Renfro) Stuart:

Edith Stuart of 5130 Reiger, Dallas Dallas Co., TX b. 4 Feb 1903 Cooper, TX; d. 2 June 1947 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. Divorced. Occupation: Asst. Buyer for Sanger Brothers. Father: E.A. Renfro b. Texas. Mother Myrtis Rattan b. TX. Informant: C.C. Renfro of 4309 Loma Alto, Dallas, TX. Burial: 3 June 1947 Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

Obituary of Edith (Renfro) Stuart:

Stuart--Mrs. Edith. 5130 Reiger, died Monday, died Monday. Survived by daughter, Mrs. L.Z. Bridgeman, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Renfro, Dallas; sister, Mrs. E.N. Jones, Paducah, Texas; brothers, C.C. Renfro, Dallas; R.W. Renfro, Amarillo; J.V. Renfro, Ennis. Services Tuesday, 4 p.m. Sparkman-Brand Chapel. Rev. John A. Donaho officiating. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Lynn Cox, Dawson Bridgeman, James A. Kilgore, Swan Williams, B.C. Nelson, L. Goldfarb.
[Source: Dallas Morning News; Dallas, Dallas Co., TX; Tues. 3 June 1947]

Wedding Announcement for daughter Anita Stuart:

Wedding of L.Z. Bridgeman, Anita Stuart Solemnized
Miss Anita Stuart, 2408 Denley Drive, daughter of Mrs. Edith Stuart of Houston, became the bride of L.Z. Bridgeman Wednesday evening in the rectory of Holy Trinity Church. Mr. Bridgeman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Bridgeman, 4306 Brown. ReThe Rev. Austin F. Minogue read the marriage ceremony. The bride was given n marriage by her mother...Mrs. Bridgeman is a graduate of Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Dallas, and Our Lady of Victory Academy, Fort Worth. The bridegroom is a graduate of Lamesa High School and a former student of the University of Denver. After a wedding trip to Mineral Well, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgeman will be at home at 3631 Oak Grove.
[Source: Dallas Morning News; Dallas, Dallas, Co., TX; Thurs. 7 Feb 1946]


Obituary of Daughter Anita (Stuart) Bridgeman:

Anita Bridgeman
1925-2003
LUBBOCK -- Anita Bridgeman, a former resident of Snyder, died Monday, April 14, at her home in Lubbock. Graveside service for Mrs. Bridgeman, 77, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Resthaven Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Westmont Christian Church with the Rev. Clint Stephenson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home.
Born June 9, 1925 in Dallas, she attended school in Dallas and graduated from Our Lady of Victory in Fort Worth. She married L.Z. “Zeke” Bridgeman on Feb. 6, 1946 in Dallas. In Snyder, Mrs. Bridgeman was a member of the First Christian Church, Snyder PTA and was a charter member of the Optimist Club. She also lived in Midland before moving to Lubbock in 1961 where she worked for Wellborn-Markham Oil and Christmann Company. She was a member of the Westmont Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Zeke of Lubbock; two daughters, Connie Hollingshead of Lubbock and Glenna Chisum of Amarillo; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Another obituary for Anita:

Anita Stuart Bridgeman, dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully departed this life at her home on April 14, 2003 surrounded by her family. Anita Stuart, daughter of the late Kenneth and Anita [sic] Renfro Stuart, was born June 9, 1925 in Dallas, Texas. She attended school in Dallas and graduated from Our Lady of Victory in Ft.Worth, TX. She married L.Z. "Zeke" Bridgeman on February 6, 1946 in Dallas.

To their union twin daughters, Connie and Glenna, were born. Anita and Zeke lived in Snyder and Midland and eventually moved to Lubbock in 1961. Anita worked for Wellborn-Markham Oil and Christmann Company in Lubbock for many years. Anita was also involved in civic activities ranging from being a scout leader, a member of the Oil Secretaries Association, Snyder PTA, First Christian Church in Snyder, and a charter member of the Optimist Club in Snyder. After moving to Lubbock, Anita and Zeke placed membership with Westmont Christian Church where she remained active until her death. She was a true homemaker and always tended the needs of her family. Those left to mourn her passing include her husband, Zeke, of Lubbock; two daughters, Connie Hollinshead of Lubbock and Glenna Chisum of Amarillo; three precious grandchildren and their spouses, Kristin Mendez and husband Larry of Amarillo, J. Hollinshead and wife Christy of Lubbock, and Ashley Graves and husband Brent of New Home;four beloved great-grandchildren, Tyler and Channing Mendez, Savanna Graves and Jaden Hollinshead; a special friend and sister-in-law, Dina Lawrence of Lubbock; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services for Anita Stuart Bridgeman, 77, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at Resthaven Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. at Westmont Christian Church with Rev. Clint Stephenson officiating.

Obituary of son-in-law L.Z. Bridgeman:

L.Z. "Zeke" Bridgeman, of Lubbock, departed this life on Friday, June 10, 2005 in Lubbock, at the age of 87 years. He was born on April 27, 1918, in Roscoe to the late James T. and Hattie Mae Byrd Bridgeman.
Mr. Bridgeman attended school in Snyder, Lubbock and graduated from Lamesa High School. After high school, he attended West Texas and Colorado State Universities. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Zeke proudly and courageously served his country during W.W. II from the beginning until the end of the war. Zeke served in Africa and was involved in the Southern Invasion of Italy. He ended his military service in Germany. He served in the 8th Corp, Second Field Artillary Observation Battalion.

Zeke married Anita Stuart on Feb. 6, 1946 in Dallas. In 1961, they moved to Lubbock from Midland, where Zeke was employed as Terminal Area Manager of Curry Motor Freight of Lubbock for 23 years. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Lubbock Transportation Club, Optimist Club in Snyder and the Red Raider Club. He was an avid football fan and a big supporter of the Red Raiders and Dallas Cowboys.

Mr. Bridgeman served as a deacon at First Christian Church in Snyder and First Christian Church in Lubbock. At the time of his death, he was a member of Westmont Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife on April 14, 2003.

Those left to mourn his passing include: twin daughters, Glenna Chisum and Connie Hollinshead, both of Lubbock; three grandchildren, Kristin Mendez and husband Larry of Amarillo, J Hollinshead, and wife Christy of Lubbock, Ashley Graves and husband Brent of Amarillo; six great-grandchildren; and his beloved sister, Dina "Titcher" Lawrence, of Lubbock .

Formal visitation will be today from 5 until 7 p.m. at White Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Celebration of Life services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Westmont Christian Church with the Rev. Clint Stephenson, officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of White Funeral Home of Lubbock.
[Source: Lubbock Avalanche Journal; Lubbock, Texas; Sun. 12 June 2005]

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