Catherine Bridgers Harbert, 100, was born September 5, 1922, in Monkstown, TX to Henry & Janie Gray. She married Johnny Bridgers shortly after graduating high school and together they had three sons. They relocated to Johnny's hometown of Jackson, NC for several years before returning to Lubbock. She was a hard worker and held many jobs over her lifetime including Texas Instruments as Quality Control for over 18 years and after retirement from there, returned to work at Dunlaps until she was in her early 80's. She believed in hard work and staying busy. She was a long-standing member at Southcrest Baptist Church and really enjoyed socializing with people. She enjoyed any excuse to get a big group together and share a meal. She was an amazing cook who also enjoyed sewing, reading and paling around with her friends. Her family often laughed at her fishing and camping stories, especially pulling what had to be illegal length limits of camper and boat together well into her 70's. Overall, Catherine loved any time spent with her family and one of the most recent activities she loved most, was doting over her 18-month-old great grandson. She was blessed with good health and remained independent most of her life, even living alone until she was 95 years old.
In the early evening of February 21, 2023, Catherine received her promise from baptism as she was called home by her eternal savior. Those left to cherish her memory are her two sons and their wives, Donald & Cathy Bridgers, Micky & Julie Bridgers all of Lubbock; one grandson, Nicholas Bridgers and his wife Crissy of Dallas; one great grandson, Bodhi Bridgers.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Bridgers; her son Teddy Bridgers; two brothers, Mark Gray, Allen Henry Gray and a sister, Imogene McIntire.
Services for Catherine will be 2:00 pm Saturday, February 25, 2023, in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors with Pastor Ken Carter of Southcrest officiating. Burial will follow in the Idalou Cemetery under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors. Open viewing will start at 10:00 am Saturday morning in The Chapel of Broadway Funeral Directors.