Norma Ruth Massirer Bridgewater

Norma Ruth Massirer Bridgewater, 75, formally from the Waco area, passed away on August 10, 2018. Norma was born April 26, 1943 to Walter Henry Konrad Massirer and Hattie Martha Massirer in the rural area of Crawford, Texas. She was the 5th of seven children and graduated in 1961 from Crawford High School. She married Lawrence “Larry” Bridgewater in 1965 in Temple, TX.

She lived in Mesa, Arizona for the last 18 years. Norma worked many years at Smeads Manufacturing in McGregor with many amazing people. She raised four children and was a girl scout leader for several years in the Lacy-Lakeview community. She owned the only pet shop in McGregor and also owned Norma’s Flower Shop in McGregor as well.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Charlie Henry Massirer of Waco, TX and Raymond Eugene Massirer of Gatesville, TX and sister, Lorene Rose Massirer of rural Crawford, Texas.

She leaves behind her children, Sharon Bridgewater Duckett Conrad and husband Dean of Waco, TX, Margie Bridgewater Wilcox of Teachey, NC, Lawrence Harold Bridgewater, Jr. and wife Rebecca of Sequin, Texas and Jacob Eugene Bridgewater and wife Heather (who took such good of care of Norma for us) from Chandler, AZ. She is also survived by sisters; Mildred Massirer Kothman of Pflugerville, TX, Wilma Massirer Clover of Alexandria, LA, and Mary Ann Massirer Howes and husband Jimmy of Bruceville, TX; her loving companion of 16 years, Robert Kennedy of Mesa, AZ and Buttons their dog; 15 Grandchildren, Joshua Duckett, Audrey Duckett, Dustin Bridgewater, Ryan Sebourne, Shawn Sebourne, Kaitlyn Conran, Emily Conran, Lauryn Conran, Holly Ferguson, Brad Holman, Rebecca Holman, Amber Holman, Nikki Pena, Thomas Wilcox, Hope Wilcox and 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  1. Veronica Lozano

    My deepest condolences and prayers to you my friend, Sharon Conrad and to your whole family.

  2. Sharon and Family,
    My ???? is with you during this time.
    Robert and Robin Evans

  3. Nieces and Nephews: I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy! She was a good person who loved life.

  4. I’m so sorry, May she rest in peace!

  5. Jacobb Bridgewater

    To our aunts,

    I too am truly saddened by her passing. I hurt for the 3 of you. Mom was a wonderful person. Bob, you as well. Thank you so much for loving our mother.

    I am truly heartbroken for you and everyones life she touched. She was a very beautiful woman, on the inside and out, who led a very interesting and colorful life.

    Thank you everyone for your kind responses.

    The kids.

    • Jacob, Larry, and Margie,
      I am so sorry I have not been in more contact with you three. Its Sharon that I have relied on to get my messages to you 3. Wish I had your phone numbers. Call me at 318-542-0729. I would love to be in contact. Will hopefully see you in a couple weeks.
      I have been going through my own grieving these past 9 months. It does get easier with time.
      Take care and know that you 4 are all well loved by your Aunts.
      Love, Aunt Wilma Clover

  6. Prayers for all…
    Norma was a wonderful lady and she will be missed by many…

  7. My prayer’s are with you at this time. I enjoyed Norma for the kind and caring person she was. She will be missed. Terry Lynch

  8. You Will Miss Grandma!❤
    I Wish You Could Watch Me Walk The Stage But Things Happen For A Reason???? And I’ll See You Soon????

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