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Vera Violet Bridges Chism
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1907
Tarpley
Bandera County
Texas, USA
Death: May 14, 1993
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Vera Violet Bridges was the first child of Edward Leslie Bridges and Boonie Coffey-Bridges. Vera Violet Bridges married Mark Anthony Chism on Decemeber 4, 1924, in Leakey, Real County, Texas.

Vera was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Mark Anthony Chism. Also both of her parents, her brother Carson Leslie Bridges, her sister, Clara Revelle Bridges-Dick. Vera was preceded in death by her daughter Dorothy Jeanette Chism (b. 3-29-1930 d. 7-5-1930) and her still-born son (4-7-1931).

Vera is survived by her brother Edgar Lee Bridges, her sisters Della Jeannette Bridges-Harris and Ethel Marie Bridges-Barnes, and her daughters Margaret Ethel Chism-Neuhaus and Mary Marie Chism-Wright, 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

During World War II, Vera worked at the Blue Bonnet Coffee Shop and Winn's Variety Store in San Antonio, Texas. Vera helped out during World War II by opening her home as a boarding house to young servicemen.

After the war, Vera and her husband Mark Anthony Chism, managed the Flying L. Dude Ranch in Bandera, Bandera County, Texas until 1962. Vera was a hard worker, and cared for anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Leslie Bridges (1875 - 1964)
  Boonie Coffey Bridges (1877 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Mark Anthony Chism (1908 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Mary Marie Chism Wright (1928 - 2006)*
  Dorothy Jeanette Chism (1930 - 1930)*
  Baby Boy Chism (1931 - 1931)*
 
 Siblings:
  Vera Violet Bridges Chism (1907 - 1993)
  Baby Bridges (1908 - 1908)*
  Clara Revelle Bridges Dick (1909 - 1981)*
  Edgar Lee Bridges (1911 - 1995)*
  Della Jeanette Bridges Harris (1913 - 2010)*
  Ethel Marie Bridges Barnes (1916 - 1994)*
  Carson Leslie Bridges (1918 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mission Burial Park North
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Pat Joubert
Record added: Mar 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25144868
Vera Violet <i>Bridges</i> Chism
Added by: Pat Joubert
 
Vera Violet <i>Bridges</i> Chism
Added by: Pat Joubert
 
Vera Violet <i>Bridges</i> Chism
Added by: Pat Joubert
 
 
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Happy Birthday Mert. You would have been 103 years old today. We miss you and love you so much. I hope you have a heavenly birthday.
- Pat Joubert
 Added: Mar. 25, 2010

- JUDY L.
 Added: Jan. 28, 2009
Mert:I love you and miss you very much. You were such an important role model for all of us.
- Pat Joubert
 Added: Mar. 8, 2008
 
 
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