James, 81, passed away on February 21, 2021 in Surprise, AZ. James was born on January 15, 1940 to the late J. Howard and Charlene Bridgman in Newton, KS. He attended Emporia State College and served in the United States Marine Corps.
On July 30, 1960 he married Patricia Jean Schottler in Emporia, KS. James enjoyed a long career as a manufacturer’s representative.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 60 years, Patricia Bridgman; daughter, Shawna Bridgman; granddaughter, Alyssa Murfey; brothers-in-law, Fred Schottler and James Schottler and family; his sister, Nancy Koehn, and many other loving family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in James Bridgman’s honor may be made to The Hummingbird Society in Sedona, AZ at www.hummingbirdsociety.org. Online condolences can be given at www.caminodelsol.com
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