About Vicki

Vicki Bridges, 65, entered into eternal peace on January 24, 2014, at her residence in Carrollton, Texas. Vicki was born on January 3, 1949 in Jennings, LA. She was the daughter of the late Lt. Col. Claude (Cotton) and Erline Bridges.

Vicki leaves 25 years of cherished memories to her life partner, Garry Jenkin. Warm memories are also shared by her brother, Stephen Bridges and his wife Bonnie of Austin, Texas; sons James Feldman and wife Laura of San Antonio, Texas and David Feldman and wife Tomianna of Wylie, Texas; Son-in-law, Chris Jenkin and Terry Hess and Daughter-in-law, Teresa Jenkin and Todd Studwell; 9 grandchildren, and numerous extended family members.

Vicki worked in the travel and hospitality Industry for many years and retired from American Airlines. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor Degree of Journalism, a double major in Advertising and Marketing and a concentration in Fashion Design. She minored in Psychology, Sociology, and Radio-Television-Film. In 1992, from the University of Texas at Dallas, she received a Master’s of Interdisciplinary Studies majoring in Marketing Management.

Vicki lived with Multiple Sclerosis for many years. An MS advocate, she wrote for a number of healthcare websites, the latest being HealthCentral.com, and through her blog, Down the MS Path. She was a very kind and gentle soul and had a loving and generous heart. Years ago, Vicki summarized her philosophy with the following thoughts: “Continue to appreciate the joy of life. Keep a positive attitude and a healthy sense of humor. It’s not what you can’t do, it’s what you can.” Without question, Vicki Bridges helped to make the world a better place.

The family wishes to extend their earnest gratitude to Hospice Compassus, Dallas, Texas for their kind and dedicated support in Vicki’s final months and days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.