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EVANSVILLE - Helen Ann Bridgewater, 79, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Deaconess VNA Hospice Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Terre Haute, to the late Henry and Clara (Hull) Handick.
Helen was a member of the Hatfield United Methodist Church. She loved to sing, crochet, camp, and had been a 4-H leader for many years. She loved bartering at garage sales. Helen worked at Walmart Optical and St. Mary's.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Gayle Edward Bridgewater Jr.; daughter, Patty Bridgewater; and grandson, Jason Bridgewater.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Barb Bridgewater Young of Chandler; sons, Dale Bridgewater (Carolyn) of Kent, Wash., and Paul Bridgewater (Susan) of Evansville; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Witty of Terre Haute, Mary Perucca of Chicago, Clara Bell Wright of Terre Haute, and Joann Hoff (John) of Terre Haute.
Funeral services will be held at 12-Noon, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by the Rev. David Cotton, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hatfield United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made online at: www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com
Published on September 5, 2017
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