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Dr Hardy Bonifent Woodbridge Jr.

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Dr Hardy Bonifent Woodbridge Jr.

Birth
Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi, USA
Death
24 Feb 2002 (aged 78)
Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Burial
Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID
22475151 View Source

Laurel Leader Call

Dr. Hardy B. Woodbridge Jr., 78, of Jackson, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, at St. James Episcopal Church, with burial in Jessamine Cemetery. He was preceded in death by one brother, George D. Woodbridge. He was born May 9, 1923 in Laurel. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and completed his pre-med studies at Millsaps College before graduating from Tulane University with his medical degree. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the United States Army Infantry in the European Theater of Operations. He served in the 63rd Infantry Division as second lieutenant and platoon leader, the 100th Infantry Division as first lieutenant and platoon leader, the Seventh Army Headquarters as first lieutenant and secretary general staff section and U.S. Constabulary Force as first lieutenant and assistant to secretary general staff. He was discharged with the rank of captain. In 1945, he was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. His many honors and awards include being appointed professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jan. 1, 1997; being presented with the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Nov. 21, 1996; having the Teaching Center of the Department of Family Medicine named the Woodbridge Teaching Center, in November of 1996; being presented with life membership in the Mississippi Academy and the American Academy of Family Physicians, Jan. 15, 1996; presented with plaque for service to Department of Family Medicine, Oct. 29, 1993; appointed vice chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Aug. 14, 1990; receiving the Golden Stethoscope Award by Family Medicine Residents, 1988; serving as president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, 1983-1984; receiving the John B. Howell Award for Mississippi Family Doctor of the Year, 1982 by the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians; serving as chief-of-staff at Doctor's Hospital, 1980-1981; and receiving the Mead-Johnson Award for outstanding resident in graduate training in general practice, 1959-1960. He was specially honored to treat many patients through 1996 that had entered his long time private practice in 1960. He received specialty certification from the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1962 and was appointed a life member Jan. 15, 1996, and from the American Board of Family Practice in 1970. He was recertified 1976-1983 and 1982-1989. His academic appointments include vice chairman, Department of Family Medicine, director of special projects 1992-1996; associate professor, Department of Family Medicine, 1989-1996; and University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, assistant professor, one of the four original faculty, July 1973. He was also a member of the Vestry from 1972-1973 and a member since the early 1950s of St. James Episcopal Church. He was past president of the Jackson Swim Association, a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club International, a member of the Romeo (retired old medics eating out) Club and a longtime member of River Hills and Colonial Country Clubs. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and music and writing articles about the many fascinating subjects of medicine and some of his personal experiences in his career in medicine. He was a respected and caring physician and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Wilma "Sugar" Bradley Woodbridge; three daughters, June H. Woodbridge of Jackson, Laurie Woodbridge Higgins of Amarillo, Texas, and Dr. Ann Woodbridge Stillman of Dallas, Texas; one stepson, John H. Musser IV of New Orleans, La.; one brother, Dr. John H. Woodbridge of Reno, Nev.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Laurel Leader Call

Dr. Hardy B. Woodbridge Jr., 78, of Jackson, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2002, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, at St. James Episcopal Church, with burial in Jessamine Cemetery. He was preceded in death by one brother, George D. Woodbridge. He was born May 9, 1923 in Laurel. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and completed his pre-med studies at Millsaps College before graduating from Tulane University with his medical degree. From 1943 to 1946 he served in the United States Army Infantry in the European Theater of Operations. He served in the 63rd Infantry Division as second lieutenant and platoon leader, the 100th Infantry Division as first lieutenant and platoon leader, the Seventh Army Headquarters as first lieutenant and secretary general staff section and U.S. Constabulary Force as first lieutenant and assistant to secretary general staff. He was discharged with the rank of captain. In 1945, he was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. His many honors and awards include being appointed professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jan. 1, 1997; being presented with the Exemplary Teaching Award from the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Nov. 21, 1996; having the Teaching Center of the Department of Family Medicine named the Woodbridge Teaching Center, in November of 1996; being presented with life membership in the Mississippi Academy and the American Academy of Family Physicians, Jan. 15, 1996; presented with plaque for service to Department of Family Medicine, Oct. 29, 1993; appointed vice chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Aug. 14, 1990; receiving the Golden Stethoscope Award by Family Medicine Residents, 1988; serving as president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, 1983-1984; receiving the John B. Howell Award for Mississippi Family Doctor of the Year, 1982 by the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians; serving as chief-of-staff at Doctor's Hospital, 1980-1981; and receiving the Mead-Johnson Award for outstanding resident in graduate training in general practice, 1959-1960. He was specially honored to treat many patients through 1996 that had entered his long time private practice in 1960. He received specialty certification from the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1962 and was appointed a life member Jan. 15, 1996, and from the American Board of Family Practice in 1970. He was recertified 1976-1983 and 1982-1989. His academic appointments include vice chairman, Department of Family Medicine, director of special projects 1992-1996; associate professor, Department of Family Medicine, 1989-1996; and University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, assistant professor, one of the four original faculty, July 1973. He was also a member of the Vestry from 1972-1973 and a member since the early 1950s of St. James Episcopal Church. He was past president of the Jackson Swim Association, a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club International, a member of the Romeo (retired old medics eating out) Club and a longtime member of River Hills and Colonial Country Clubs. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and music and writing articles about the many fascinating subjects of medicine and some of his personal experiences in his career in medicine. He was a respected and caring physician and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Wilma "Sugar" Bradley Woodbridge; three daughters, June H. Woodbridge of Jackson, Laurie Woodbridge Higgins of Amarillo, Texas, and Dr. Ann Woodbridge Stillman of Dallas, Texas; one stepson, John H. Musser IV of New Orleans, La.; one brother, Dr. John H. Woodbridge of Reno, Nev.; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson was in charge of arrangements.


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