Jocelyn J. Bridge
Jocelyn Jones Bridge, 88, of Pinehurst, formerly of Washington, D.C., New York City, and Longview, Texas, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Jocelyn was born May 28, 1922, to William Jones and Lorraine Breedlove Jones Stevens. She grew up in the oil fields of East Texas and attended Kilgore College, where she was the captain of the Rangerettes.
She moved to New York City in 1942 in search of a career in journalism, but instead found work in the theater. In 1945 she shipped to the South Pacific as an entertainer on the Foxhole Circuit of the USO. She sang and danced in the camp show “Hellzapoppin.”
After returning to New York she married John F. Bridge, himself a Navy veteran of the Pacific Theater. He was a reporter and an editor of The Wall Street Journal. His work took them to Washington, D.C., for 40 years, where Jocelyn was actively involved in the Episcopal Church, volunteered in the Washington public school classrooms, and was a talented sculptor.
She moved to Charlotte in 2000 and then to Pinehurst in 2003.
She is survived by her daughters, Susanna Bridge Turner, of Pinehurst, and Nancy Bridge Shaw, of Boulder, Colo.; her son, Donald Bridge, of Carthage; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is assisting the family.