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Gary William Bridgeman

September 2, 2017

Gary William Bridgeman
May 7, 1949
September 2, 2017

Gary W. Bridgeman, 68, long time resident of Ramona, passed away on September 2, 2017 at Palomar Medical Center.  He was born in Ottumwa, Iowa to Thomas and Margaret Bridgeman.

Gary served in the United States Marines from July 1967 to July 1971 and served in the reserves until May 31, 1973.  He served in Vietnam in the Quang Nam Province and received many commendations.

He was employed at the Pepsi-Cola Beverage Company for 43 years and was a member of the Teamsters Local #683.  Gary loved horses, especially Romeo, his Arab, who he had for many years and sadly had to put down in April of 2016.  He rode with his friends in Ramona, Escondido, Lake Hodges and Poway.  His last horse was a mustang named Katy.

Gary is survived by his son Jeff Bridgeman, daughter Heidi Bridgeman, two grandsons Cory and Michael, ten sisters, two brothers and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Margaret, his adoptive parents Dora and Sherman Knight, his stepmother Mary Bridgeman, his daughter-in-law Jennifer Bridgeman, six sisters and 4 brothers.

The family would like to thank his many friends and co-workers at Pepsi-Cola for their support during Gary's illness.  Also, a special thanks to Sustainer Home Health Care, Brandi Robison and her employees for the great care they gave Gary at his home.

A Memorial Service in Gary's honor will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at 2pm at Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary Chapel in Ramona.

Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service assisted the family.


 Service Information

Memorial Service
September 23, 2017

2:00 PM
Bonham Bros. & Stewart Mortuary
321 12th St
Ramona, CA 92065

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