Katie Mae <I>Lawrence</I> Bridgewater

Katie Mae Lawrence Bridgewater

Birth
Bozeman, Gallatin County, Montana, USA
Death 2 Dec 2006 (aged 95)
Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Burial Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 86677913 · View Source
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Katie Mae (Lawrence) Bridgewater of Bozeman, 95, passed away Dec. 2, 2006, at Horizon Hospice Home in Billings, after surgery for a broken hip. She had resided at Highgate Senior Living for more than two years. Katie was born July 2, 1911, in Bozeman to Bessie (Williams) and Orlando Lawrence, the fourth of six children. Bear Canyon was her home during her earlier years. The Lawrence family was in the timber business and also ran a boarding house for logging workers.
Katie attended LaMotte Country School at the mouth of Bear Canyon and Gallatin County High School in Bozeman. As a young woman, Katie worked sorting peas for Associated Seed Company, but she was primarily a homemaker. Katie met Oscar Allen Bridgewater at a community dance and they were married June 27, 1935, in Livingston. In 1985 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Katie enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, raising her family, being outdoors, picnics with family, gardening, embroidery and quilting. She particularly liked bingo at the Senior Center with her niece, Dorothy Bailey. For many years, springtime meant hunting for morel mushrooms, summer was for picking huckleberries, and fall was the time to enjoy garden produce and to help collect firewood. Winter was spent with family playing games and cards.
Katie is survived by her children, Betty (Tom) Baker of Bozeman, Judy (Steve) Henry of Billings, Ilene (Denis) Bourdeau of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Monte (Brenda) Baker of Bozeman, Wayne (Carolyn) Baker of Alder, Heidi (Phil) Hargarten and Heather Henry, both of Lake Stevens, Wash.; as well as a large extended family.
Katie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Hazel Smith, Audrey Zindler, infant Dorothy Lawrence; brothers, William Lawrence and Ivan Lawrence.

The family extends thanks to Highgate Senior Living and Big Sky Hospice for the kindness shown our mother.

Memorials may be made to Friends of Sunset Memorial Garden Perpetual Care Fund in Bozeman, or to Big Sky Hospice of Billings.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be scheduled in mid-January in Bozeman.

Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapels.


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  • Originally Created by: Jane Barkell
  • Added: 12 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86677913
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katie Mae Lawrence Bridgewater (2 Jul 1911–2 Dec 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 86677913, citing Sunset Memorial Park, Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .