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Services for Linda Bridges

Services for Bridges were held on Friday, January 16, in Austin. Another memorial service was held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 pm at the Communications Workers of America Hall, 1210 South Staples Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Fund, 1204 San Antonio St. #300, Austin, TX 78701.

You may also donate to the fund online:





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