More Memories from Jon Bridge

by Jon Bridge, son

She was involved. I remember her years as treasurer for the 43rd District Democrats when only Republicans were elected from the district. She even made the front page of the Post-Intelligencer (along with [my brother] Danny), participating in a nation-wide telephone hook-up with Lady Bird Johnson. Her fight for equal rights, particularly for women's rights as a member of the original Seattle Women's Commission, their second president and playing a major role in the establishment of the first Women's Rights Office in Washington State is memorable. Her fight for co-management rights of community property in Washington in 1970 and for joint credit reporting paved the way for gender equality and the state ERA. She served on numerous boards – NW School for Hearing Impaired Children, AIDS Housing (now Building Changes), Senior Services of King County, Harborview Hospital Foundation. She volunteered for the League of Women Voters and was the founding co-chair of the Women's Endowment Foundation of the Jewish Federation… Her work for and with the UW School of Pharmacy is legendary. All these activities and more – while she was a cancer fighter and survivor for over 53 years. Any one of her primary operations could have resulted in an excuse for retiring, feeling sorry for herself and "checking out" of the world around her, something she never did...


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