E. Lela Bridge, Age :77

May 16,1942---Sep 29,2019

E. Lela Bridge born May 16, 1942 went to be with our Lord and savior September 29, 2019 at 5:16am.  As desired she died with dignity and grace. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Paul T. Bridge, four children Jimmy D. Bridge and wife Terrie, Kelly S. Leatherman and husband Acie, Gay Lynn Doty and husband Norman, Paula J. Sichler and husband Chris eleven grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her Grandmother Lelia Richard who help raiser her, Mother Helen Belcher, Father Linus J. Richard, Sisters Syble A. Riehl who was her rock, Peggy “Jackie” Felkins and Kathy Van Patten. Lela loved and cherished her lifetime friend and Sister-in-law Jane R. Bridge, her numerous nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends. Pall Bearers – Acie Leatherman, Chris Sichler, Norman Doty, Jimmy Bridge II and Steven Sichler.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be sent to The Cowboy Church. Services will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00am. with visitation and reception following services at Valencia Cowboy Church, 1 AT&T Rd. Los Lunas, NM 87031.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas

820 Main St. NE

Los Lunas, NM 87031


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Merrita & Jack Smith Oct 02 ,2019

Cousin ,Hominy ,Oklahoma

We send our condolences to Paul and family. Lela was a blessing in our family and will be missed.

Georgia Ford Oct 02 ,2019

friend ,Topeka ,Kansas

My heart breaks for your loss! Lela was one of the most amazing women I've ever met! Her love for her family and "family" was immeasurable! She will be missed by so many! Love to you all! I'm so sorry I can't be there to hug all of your necks!

Barbara Sandoval Oct 02 ,2019

Friends of family ,Socorro ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences to you all, may the lord bless you all through these hard times. And soon bring you all peace and comfort. God bless you all. ??????????

MELODY BRIDGE Oct 02 ,2019

We will all miss Aunt Lela She was a wonderful lady Love & prayers to all her family

Debbie Cummings Curole Oct 02 ,2019

Family ,Metairie ,Louisiana

Lela was loved by all the family. She has such loving, caring ways. I call her family because my dad, Randy Cummings and Paul were 1st cousins. Not sure exactly what that made us except family. All of you are in our prayers. We love you much.

Jim Lo’ser Oct 02 ,2019

Nephew, coworker and loving friend ,Cloudcroft ,New Mexico

Love and prayers to Lela An angel of earth that is joining her family in heaven Prayers for family and friends

Tammey L. Vincent Oct 03 ,2019

Aunt ,Mandeville ,Louisiana

Dear Aunt Lela, May God hold you in his arms till we meet again. Rest In Peace. I’m praying for everyone who knows and loves you. Love, Tammey

Michele Deinstadt Oct 03 ,2019

Cousin ,Anaheim ,California

Lela will be missed. Love to the whole family. Wish I could be there with you.

Ken Riedemann Oct 03 ,2019

so long Lela Ken...…………………

Wes and Susan Mallory Oct 03 ,2019

Cousin ,Tucson ,Arizona

Shocked and saddened by Lela's passing, We are sending our heartfelt Love to all of the family. May you each know God has his arms wrapped around you, comforting you, telling you Lela is in her place by his side.

Paula Bauch Oct 04 ,2019

Friend and neighbor ,Los Lunas ,New Mexico

Paul, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Paula

Tracy Anderjeski (Ketchum) Oct 05 ,2019

Friend ,Odessa ,Texas

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Lela was a wonderful lady. She has blessed so many life’s. I loved her so. I pray that the Lord comforts you guys in all the days ahead. My love to all of you guys. Tracy