Marcell Eugene Bridges

Marcell Eugene Bridges left his earthly home May 3, 2013. Eugene was born March 20, 1929, in Fairview, WY, the son of Aldon Marcell and Estella Evelyn Nebeker Bridges. He grew up in Bear Lake Valley where he met the love of his life, Zenna Mae Schmid, daughter of Robert and Nellie Schmid, Bern Idaho. Eugene and Zenna Mae were sealed for time and eternity November 21, 1947 in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. They welcomed 7 children into their home: Eugene Lamont Bridges "Lonnie” (deceased); Julia Ann Edwards, SLC, UT; Melissa Leigh (Scott) Wood, Rexburg, ID; David Kevin (Teena) Bridges, SLC, UT; Cynthia Marie (David) Mortensen, Las Vegas, NV; Laurie Michele (Robert) Mays, SLC, UT; and Jonathan Charles (Christina) Bridges, SLC, UT. Eugene was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Eugene and Zenna welcomed many into their home who needed a place to stay. Eugene had a zest for life and the ability to truly love and care about people. He loved to laugh and joke with others wherever he went. He had the ability to love people for who they were, and was never critical of others. Eugene was a hard worker. He worked for First Security Bank in the Trust Services Department for 40 years where he was a Vice President. He was Secretary of the Utah State Senate for 4 years. Eugene was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in all his church callings. In 1994, Eugene and Zenna served a full time mission in Raleigh, NC under President Arnold Christensen. Eugene had many hobbies. Aviation was his passion; he built his own plane. He also built a boat with his brother-in-law, Marvin Schmid. He spent time camping, fishing, hunting, boating, and traveling with family and friends. Eugene is survived by his wife of 65 years, Zenna Mae, Las Vegas, NV; 6 children/spouses; sister, Toni Lou (Darrell) Mallory; 11 brothers and sisters-in-law; 22 grandchildren; and 36 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Lonnie and great grandson, Gavin Bailey. Viewing, Sunday, May 12, 5 - 8 PM, Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S Highland Dr, SLC, UT. Funeral services, Monday, May 13, Garden Park Ward, 1150 E Yale Ave, SLC, UT. Viewing 10:00 AM, Services 11:00 AM. A Memorial Service will be held in Las Vegas, NV, Thursday, May 16, 12 Noon, LDS Chapel located at 3300 N Buffalo Dr. The family would like to express gratitude to the staff at Atria Seville of Las Vegas, NV; Hospice of Las Vegas, NV; and Homewatch Care Givers, for their dedicated and loving care of Eugene during his last months. Condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, May 12, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, May 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 13, 2013

Marcell Eugene Bridges

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Hoby Gilgen

May 17, 2013

Please accept my sympathy,I often think of Gene. He will be missed dearly .
Hoby & Lesa Gilgen.

May 15, 2013

Dear Father:

I am sitting here in Rexburg missing you. Please know of my love for you and our mother. We will take great care of her just how you have for over 65 years. Even though I know it will be an adjustment for you to be without her, I also know that both of you at this time have different obligations to accomplish. It will be but a brief moment before the two of you are together again. So for now, I love you and take care.



May 11, 2013

The Bridges family has been a favorite memory of years past to the Richard Harper family. We send our love and choicest blessings to you at this time.
Richard has been gone for about five years, we understand what you are going through. My wish is that we could do much more, but we send you our best and pray for your comfort. Anna Harper

Ted and Missy Mortensen Ahern

May 9, 2013

Blessings of peace and comfort are being offered on behalf of the entire Bridges Family. How we love Gene and are blessed with the promise that Familes are Forever.