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Bridget Gail (Gardner) Davis

May 18, 1955 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 63)

Bridget Gardner Davis passed from this life into the arms of God on December 31, 2018.  Bridget Gail Gardner was born May 18, 1955, to Milton Edwin (Binky) Gardner and Mary Elizabeth Haley Gardner in San Antonio, Texas.  She graduated from Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio in 1973, graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Education in Special Education in 1977.  Bridget always had the calling to be a teacher.  She was hired by the Arlington ISD and had the pleasure of opening Ditto Elementary School where she taught 5th grade.  She later worked at Sherrod Elementary and was employed there when she met Linton C Davis in the fall of 1985.  Bridget and Linton were married on June 28, 1986, by Dr. Don Pike at FUMC Arlington.  Bridget continued teaching for 14 years until daughter Haley Elizabeth Davis was born on March 30, 1992.  Bridget left teaching to raise Haley and then returned to teaching Special Education at Dean Rusk Middle School in Canton, GA after Linton, Bridget and Haley moved to Hickory Flat, GA in 1998.  Bridget retired from full-time teaching in February 2015 when Bridget and Linton moved back to Arlington.  Even though she retired, Bridget could not stay away from children and education, returning to the AISD as a tutor and substitute teacher for the 2017-2018 school year and through October 2018 before her failing health prevented her from returning.  Bridget had an unmatched love for Baylor University, children, her church, entertaining and laughter.  Bridget never met a stranger. Bridget is survived by her husband, Linton C. Davis of Arlington, TX; her daughter Haley Elizabeth Davis of Waco, TX; her sister Brenda Anders and her Brother-in-Law, Robert Anders of San Antonio, TX; nephew Reagan, niece Sarah and a whole bunch of Haley / Gardner cousins.  A celebration service of Bridget’s life will be held at First United Methodist Church Arlington on Saturday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m.  Dr. Steve Langford will be conducting the services.  A reception will follow in the church’s Great Hall.  The family asks that donations be made in Bridget’s honor to the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation - Mary Katherine Patterson Memorial / Epsilon Epsilon Chapter Educational Scholarship Fund or to the First United Methodist Church – Arlington Children’s Ministry in lieu of flowers. 

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