William M. Bidgood
February 3, 1931 – September 1, 2018
William Mitchell Bidgood, age 87, passed away on September 1, 2018 at Wellsprings Care Center in Lancaster, California. He was born on February 3,1931 in Glascow, Scotland and his parents, Russell and Margaret Bidgood, preceded him in death. He came to the United States in 1948 and served in the Air Force as an Airman 2nd Class until he was honorably discharged on April 28, 1954.
William married Constance Byers on March 11, 1978. He worked for Los Angeles County as a Deputy Health Officer for 25 years and retired in 1982. After retirement, they spent many happy years living in Baja, California fishing and enjoying life. He had been a member of the Lancaster Elks Lodge for 30 years at the time of his death.
William is survived by his spouse, Constance and his children, Audrey Baldwin (Terry) and Clifford Bidgood (Marilyn), in addition to his step-children, Edward Armstrong (Sue), William Armstrong (Teresa), and Jeffrey Armstrong (Ingrid). He is also survived by his grandson, Ian Baldwin, and his step-grandchildren, Marcus Armstrong, Christofer Armstrong (Lisa), Angela Leaf (Scott), Heather Armstrong, Dustyn Armstrong, Casey Armstrong, and 10 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on October 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Elks Lodge located at 240 East Avenue K, Lancaster, California. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Lancaster Elks Lodge, or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.