Iva Lee Bridges
Iva Lee Bridges, 87, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, in a nursing home in Kenedy, Texas, following an extended illness. Iva Lee was born Dec. 26, 1926, to William David and Verda Iva (Massey) Walton in George West. She was a nurse for the McMullen County Independent School District.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willliam David and Verda Iva Walton; sisters Allene Skinner and Demah Lemley; and her husbands, Robert Mapes in 1956 and Aldrew “Pete” Bridges in 1996.
Iva is survived by her son, Robert Bridges and wife Faye of Jourdanton, and her daughter, Mary Ann Franke and husband Douglas of Kenedy. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Deborah Franke of Austin, Kim Loveland and husband Dustin of Miami, Fla., Katie Jaskinia and husband Russell of La Vernia, and Melissa Bridges of Adkins; and one great-granddaughter, Macie Jaskinia of La Vernia. She is also survived by two brothers, David “Bud” Walton and wife Vi and John Walton and wife Wonda, all of George West, two sisters, Illa Mae Hines and husband Euel of George West and Willie Ruth Ford of Houston. She was blessed with numerous nieces and nephews that will love her and miss her dearly, her family said.
Visitation was held Saturday, May 17, from 5-8 p.m. in the Roberson Funeral Home in Three Rivers, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.
A funeral service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Interment followed in the Three Rivers Cemetery in Three Rivers.
Memorials can be made to Alzheimers Association, 4687 N. Mesa, Ste. 200, El Paso, TX 79912; or to the John Paul II Nursing Home, 209 South Third St., Kenedy, TX 78119.