Mary Virginia (Becker) Bridges

December 28, 1932 ~ December 10, 2019 (age 86)


Mary Virginia Becker Bridges, born December 28, 1932 in Sterling Colorado to John and Eva Becker. Mom grew up on a farm being the youngest of 9 siblings. They lived in a tiny little house with a lot of love.

April 11th, 1952 she married Ben Marshall Bridges and together they had 7 wonderful children. Mary and Ben moved several times in their lifetime, starting in Oklahoma, moving back and forth to Colorado many times, and then eventually finding a final home in Vernal. In her younger years she was a nurse, where she enjoyed working with the babies, she then went to work at the Nuclear Plant in Colorado doing bookkeeping and enjoyed doing that until they moved to Vernal where she wanted to be a full time mom taking care of all of us kids. In 1975, Mary and Ben started Benco Well Service which is still in business today.

Mom was a very simple woman, who never required much or needed much, just her family and of course her slot machines in Mesquite. She loved to play the slots. When she lived in Mesquite she made it a daily thing to do...And of course when she’d win big money she never told Ben because she knew he would take her winnings..haha. She also loved to sew and quilt where she would make her 3 oldest daughters barbie clothes when they were younger. She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church where she would go pray daily. She also loved her time with Ben when they would go to East Park and enjoy a campfire and cooking a hotdog over the open fire.

Mary is survived by her 7 kids, Sandra (Steve) Christianson, Mindy (Shannon) Karren, Benna (Mark) Muth, Earl (Tessie) Bridges, Julee Reynolds, (Russ Justice),

Becky (Rick) York, Twain (Carrie) Bridges. Her Siblings, Pauline Hayes, Florence (Pat) Becker and Bob (Margie) Becker and grandkids, Charitie, Sarah, Jon, Heather, Jake, Shanae, Annette, Savannah, Stephanie, Robert, Jessica, Rachel, Natalie, Chris, Jodie, Rachel, Paige, Justin, Rafe, Codi, Rikki, Beau, Nycki, Ashton & Cayenne, numerous great grand-kids and great-great grandkids. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ben, her parents, Brother, Bill, Sisters, Helen, Colletta, Betty, Chris, her Grandson, David and great- grandson, Trevor.

Funeral Services will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. for Visitation at the Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Saturday December 14, 2019 Rosary Service starting at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Catholic Church. We would like to thank Traci Jo for the

exceptional care, including transport of luggage daily, given to mom while she was still able to be at home, the girls at the Beehive Home of Naples and also, Canyon Home Health in her last days for such great care, Especially Sheila, Janis and Chelsea. We are forever grateful.

We all will miss our sweet Mom, but are so happy that the Lord has taken her home where she can be whole again.

In Lieu of Flowers, Please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association to help find a cure for this disease.


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 Service Program


December 13, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home
410 North 800 West
Vernal, UT 84078

December 14, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

Memorial Mass
December 14, 2019

11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

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