Kenneth Walter Bridge, 80, of Roswell, passed away Dec. 11, 2013. He was born to John and Constance Bridge Oct. 28, 1933, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Kenneth served in the United States Army at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.
He was a registered nurse, and worked most of his career at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and retired from Ft. Stanton Hospital.
Kenneth was an avid stamp collector and enjoyed reading, gardening and tinkering.
He is survived by Nancy Bridge; two sons: David Bridge and fiancée, Kirsten Coccodrilli, of Arizona, Ian Bridge and wife, Peggy, of Texas; and daughter, Laura Weathers and husband, Jeff, of Roswell.
Kenneth is also survived by his brothers: Donald Bridge, Michael Bridge; and sister, Ann Best; and many nieces and nephews, all of England.
He was greatly loved by his four grandchildren: Cera Quintana, Christian Bridge, Lane and Bailey Eldridge.
He was preceded in death by both parents; sisters, Daphne Penney and Peggy Head, and his son, Michael Bridge.
A rosary will be held in the chapel at Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory in Roswell on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Way of Chaves County, 400 N. Pennsylvania Ave. #300, Roswell, NM 88201, or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.