Friday, August 30, 2013

Bridges, Kathleen L. (Enggaard Morley) 1921-2013 Morris NY Obituary

MORRIS-Kathleen L. (Enggaard Morley) Bridges 92 years old, of Morris, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 9, 2013 at her home in Morris. Kay lived her life with abundant grace and dignity. As a result of her humble nature, most didn’t know of her generosity, helping countless family and friends. Born on March 18, 1921 in Viroqua, WI, Kay was the daughter of Carl and Johanne (Hansen) Enggaard. She was a graduate of Norwich High School. Kay bravely struck out on her own at age 18 and moved to Syracuse, NY to work at WAGE, one of the first radio stations in the country. She loved her job and met some interesting celebrities during the war. She married Sidney T. Morley, Jr. on June 30, 1945 in Syracuse, NY. They had two daughters and resided in Shaker Heights, OH. When Sid passed away in 1968, Kay moved back to Enggaard family farm with her brother, Paul Enggaard and her mother. While there she enjoyed actively volunteering at Chenango Memorial Hospital and socializing with their old friends. In November, 1972, Kay married Bud Bridges and moved to Morris where she remained until her death. She loved living in the same village as her twin sister, Peg Clement, and playing bridge with their many friends. She was a long time member of Zion Church and was involved in many organizations, including; Charter member of the Butternut Valley Art Center, Member and former president of the Butternut Valley Garden Club, founding Board Member of the Morris Health Clinic, and founding Board Member of the Oneonta Catskill Area Hospice. Kathleen was predeceased by her husbands, Sidney Morley (1968) and Merritt (Bud) Bridges (2003); her twin sister, Margaret Clement; brothers Paul Enggaard and John Enggaaard; sisters, Helen Robb, Mazie Kirchbaum, Elsie Cusma; and her daughter Leslie Morley. She’s survived by her daughter Stephanie Morley and her grandson, Logan Morley- McCurdy and several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris, NY. There will be no calling hours at Kay’s request. Reverend Robert Witt, Jr. will preside at a private family service. Interment will be at the Enggaard Family plot, in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery in Greene, NY. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made in her memory to the Village Library of Morris, P.O. Box 126 Morris, NY 13808. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Published on the Johnston Funeral Home website.

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