Mrs. Edna Elizabeth “Jerry” Bridges, 88, of Marietta, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 20. Born July 6, 1925, in El Paso, Texas, Jerry was the only child of Edna Lenoir Birkmeyer Oakes and Windsor Edward Oakes. She was a 1942 graduate of Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Ind., and Purdue University, where she earned a degree in Home Economics in 1946. Jerry worked in Indianapolis before meeting Jack Bridges. They were married in 1949 for 43 years until his passing in 1992. Jerry is survived by her three sons, Jeffrey and his wife Ginger, Steven and his wife Pat, and David and his wife Terry. She is also survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 23, at 1 p.m. at Kennesaw Memorial Park. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jerry’s memory to the Humane Society of Cobb County, 148 Fairground Street, Marietta, GA 30060. The family will receive friends Monday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carmichael Funeral Home in Marietta (770) 424-4924.