Charlotte Lee Bridges
ODESSA — Charlotte was born Sept. 14, 1946, in San Angelo, Texas, to
Charles and Wanda Rudd. She died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at the Hospice
House in Odessa, Texas.
She was raised in Odessa, and started her nursing career as an O.R.
Technician at Medical Center Hospital. She was a member of Terrace Hills
On Nov. 26, 1979, she married Larry Bridges. They moved to McKinney,
Texas, where she continued her nursing career as an O.R. Technician
until she received her RN in 1986 from Grayson County Community College
in Sherman, Texas. She worked in McKinney until they moved back to
Odessa in 1992, where she again worked for Medical Center Hospital.
Eventually, Charlotte began working for Hospice of the Southwest as a
field RN, and she finished her career with Home Hospice. During that
career she earned her certification as a Hospice nurse. She is
remembered by her fellow employees and the families of her patients as a
no-nonsense nurse who went out of her way to provide comfort, care and
In 2002, Charlotte was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor and after
surgery and therapy, she was unable to recover. Along with other family
members and friends, her husband cared for her diligently until her
death. Their love for each other grew stronger during the last 2 1/2
She is preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Rudd.
She is survived by her loving husband, Larry Bridges of Odessa; sons,
Larry Roberts Jr. and wife Paula of Odessa; Chuck Roberts and wife
Rhonda of Odessa; Larry Allen Bridges and wife Carolyn of Anna, Texas;
and Kevin Pike and wife Kathy of Ellworth, S.C.; daughters, Sherri Keel
of Princeton, Texas, Kathy Richardson and husband Clarence of Van
Alstyne, Texas, and Gina Bielski and husband Andy of Bella Fontaine,
Ohio; father, Charles Rudd Sr. of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Frank
Rudd of San Angelo, Texas, and Charles Rudd Jr. of College Station,
Texas; sisters, Debbie Mann of San Angelo, Texas, and Sandra Jones of
Lorraine, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and her beloved pet, Angel.
A very special thank you goes to Pastor Mike Martin and Dr. Jimmy
Braswell and to the Home Hospice Family and all their employees.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be given to the Hospice House of
Odessa, or Home Hospice of Odessa.
Services were at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Hubbard-Kelly
Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Braswell and Pastor Mike Martin
officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Pall bearers will be Kenneth Bridges, John Penney, Charlie Penney, Kyle
Penney, Skipper Hunt and Grayson Hankins. Honorary pall bearers are
Jeremy Roberts, Logan Roberts, Colby Roberts, Joseph Keel, Gene Michael
Keel and Kevin Pike.
Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.