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Ochella (Klella "Kitty") BridgesJune 2, 1920 ~ November 25, 2017 (age 97)
Ochella (Klella, Kitty) Bridges passed peacefully Saturday, November 25th. Kitty was born June 2nd, 1920 in Escalante, Utah to Clarence Eugene and Grace Tanner. She was a tomboy from the beginning, herding sheep for her father at 10, working as the secretary of the Sunday School at 13 and leaving home to help support the family at 18. She was a favorite of her grandparents and loved spending time with them and teasing her sisters. Kitty hated the name Ochella, so she used Klella and if she really liked you, you could call her Kitty. She married William Rex Bridges on July 15, 1940. The Marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on February 3, 1958. She celebrated both dates, requiring Dad to buy her anniversary presents twice, each year. Mom loved her family and enjoyed being pampered by Dad, and he loved pampering her. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Marilyn (David) Gillette, her son Greig (Annette) Bridges, baby brother Clyde (Karen) Tanner, as well as her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The sadness of our loss is softened by the reunion we know she had with Dad after eleven years of separation. Thank the Good Lord for eternal marriage. A special thanks to the people at Cottage Glen and their kindness to her over the 9 years she lived there, as well as to Jackie Warner her wonderful CNS hospice nurse. The funeral will be held at the 14th ward chapel at 192 W 200 S on Wednesday, November 29th at 1:00 p.m. with a viewing an hour before. Burial will be in the Tooele City Cemetery.