Nell Shivers Bridges
FUNERAL HOME, SWEETWATER
Monday, February 05, 2007
Janie Healer Davis
Nell Shivers Bridges, 91, died Sunday, February 4, 2007 at
Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 7, 2007
at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend Mark Metzger
officiating. Burial is to be at Squaw Creek Cemetery in Glen
Rose, Texas under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of
Sweetwater. She will be laid to rest next to her husband,
The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at
McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00
Mrs. Bridges was born August 28, 1915, in Crockett, Texas,
the daughter of Houston County pioneers,
Shivers and Annie Mae Simpson Shivers.
She attended Crockett schools and Southwestern University,
located in Georgetown, Texas, graduating with honors in
1937. At Southwestern she was Tri-Delt
President and her junior year she was chosen Miss
Southwestern. Later she received two Master's Degrees from
North Texas State University in Denton, Texas.
She taught in Crockett, Sweetwater, Glen Rose, and for
seventeen years in Fort Worth. She also taught in the
graduate school at North Texas State University.
In 1941 she married
of Glen Rose. He died in 1976. A former resident of Glen
Rose, Midlothian, Fort Worth, she moved to Sweetwater in
1977 after his death.
Mrs. Bridges was a member of Delta
Delta Delta Sorority,
Alpha Chi Scholarship Society, Fort Worth American
Association of University Women, and Delta Kappa Gamma, an
honorary society for teacher.
In Sweetwater, she was a member of the Book Review Club and
former president of the Sorosis Club. She attended the First
Methodist Church, serving on the board and in the United
Methodist Women's Group.
Survivors include two nieces,
both of Sweetwater; a nephew,
Jack Bridges and
wife Bobbie Lou,
and two nieces,
Keese and Mary Lee Lilly,
all of Glen Rose, Texas; two nephews,
George Beall and
of Portland, Oregon; and several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters,
Honorary Pallbearers will be
Conard, Robert Pieper, Tere
Lawrence, Jack Lawrence, Jere
Lawrence, Charles Reeves, Ben Turner,
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Box
3280, San Angelo, Texas 76902, or the Methodist Children's
Home, 111 Herring Avenue, Waco, Texas 76708.