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“So sorry to hear of millyy's passing. My parents were dear friends with her for many years dating back to Hoosier days. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Donna Smith - Fort Wayne, IN

“To the loving family of Mrs. Mildred Bridgewater.Our heartfelt prayers, thoughts, and condolences are with you all on the loss of a beautiful lady...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Dolores Chavira - Coachella, CA

“Wishing I could be there today to celebrate Millie. She was an amazing Lady . She had an uncanny ability of being there for you when you needed a...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Renee Clark - Newark, DE

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Ruby and I send our love and sincere condolences to the family. Millie was a most unique and special woman who was loved by many. Her unique sense...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Dave Ison - Indio, CA

“I called my Aunt Millie "Aunt Sillie," but she was anything but. When she and my Mom, her sister, were together I called them "Heckle and Jeckle"...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Liz Brown - Seattle, WA

“Sweet, spunky, beautiful Millie! We have had the pleasure of being around your beautiful family for many years and have had the priviledge of...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Frank, Linda and Cameron Silva - CA

“Millie, we never got to have that will be truly were one in a million hope you and mom are having a good time in heaven it...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Blackstone - Indio, CA

“Such a wonderful person, she will be missed but not forgotten by Ruby and I. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: James Hagemier - Clinton, UT

“Millie was a pistol. She was the sweetest, kindest little lady I ever met. She really packed a lot of love into her life and we all loved her right...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Joy Collie

“I offer my sincere condolences to all in the family. It is never easy when we lose someone we love. May you find comfort and peace through prayer....Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Thankyou ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Jesse Gutierrez - EmporiaX4kee

“Millie will be with me for the rest of my life. She was a very wonderful Lady so kind and enjoyable to be around. She is now bowling with others in...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Vernon Avery - Rancho Cordova, CA

“Millie will be missed by all! She was such an awesome little lady with a heart of Gold. if you met her, you loved her. Always so positive and...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Cynthia Rice - La Quinta, CA

“To The Bridgewater Family,I meet Millie in 1967 when I was 17 and I will alwaysremembering entering that friendship and most ofall becoming a part of...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Jack Sloan - Indio, CA

“Millie, you will be truly missed. We loved your smile and warm hugs. Our deepest sympathies to the family left behind, she was a wonderful person!&...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Stacy Long - La Quinta, CA

“My sincere condolences to you and your dear family. May God be with all of you through these difficult times. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Maribel Gale - Rancho Mirage, CA

“My condolences to Harriet and the Bridgewater Family. One of a kind. Going to the Fairesters I'd stop and chat. Then again on Facebook. May the...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Grace Hernandez - Coachella, CA

“Harriet, I Hope and Pray that you and your Family will be ok. God bless you and your Family. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Steve Alvarez - Sacramento, CA

“My condolences to Millie's Family . Long wonderful life and loved by family and friends.Blessings ,Mary F Gipson ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: mary gipson - Bermuda Dunes, CA

“She was a ray of sunshine that anyone who knew her was blessed by her warmth. Truly one of a kind. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Dede Grutz - friend

“For such a petite woman, Millie has left a giant influence in her family, friends and community. So many great stories, smiles and memories....Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Billie Salamone - La Quinta, CA

“Millie light up every room and put a smile on everyone's face. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Judith Wallis - Indio, CA

“So sorry for the families loss. My condolences. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Linda Montez - LaQuinta, CA

“What a loss to our little community. Millie will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to your family. You are all in our prayers. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Castillo Family Ruth & Johnny and Family - CA

Mildred "Millie" Jean Bridgewater 88 of Indio Hills, CA was born in Terre Haute Indiana on October 21, 1929. She once owned a janitorial service, worked at Gemco, and retired from Target where she worked as a phone operator for many years.
She loved to read, garden, bowl, play bunco, go to lunch, and play cards, which earned her the nickname of "Card Granny". She never met a person she didn't like and she met many due to her gift of gab, which we all seemed to have inherited from her. She had the biggest, most loving heart and how it fit in that little 4' 8" frame is a mystery. She never hung up the phone or walked away without first saying "I love you," and we loved her in return, more than what can be measured. We have lost the Matriarch of our family, and our greatest friend. She was lovingly called "Grandma" by many and when given such a precious gift, it was only right that we share her. She was preceded in death by her sons Jerry Bridgewater of Indio and Kim Bridgewater of Indio Hills.
She is survived by her sister Mary Ruth Mier (David) of Indiana, her children Jean Humphries (Allen) of Arkansas, Paul Bridgewater of New York, and Harriet Macknicki of Coachella, Her grandchildren Tina Alvidrez (Alfredo) of Palm Desert, Jamie Macknicki (Ken) of Indio Hills, Sandra Escobar of Arkansas, Sherrie Wolfe (Jim) of Texas, Jacob Macknicki (Jayme) of Indio, Matthew Bridgewater of San Diego, Kory Bridgewater of Indio, and 12 great grandchildren who were the light of her life.
A celebration of her life will be on Saturday December 2, 2017 at 10:00 am at Destiny Church 82545 Showcase Pkwy, Indio, CA
FitzHenry-Wiefels Indio has been entrusted with arrangements.