Our loved Tin Can Tourists Artist and Hall of Fame member, Paige Bridges, passed away Saturday morning, October 20, 2018, in Wills Point.
Paige was born to Graham Leonard Estler and Willa Barbour Estler on May 12, 1943, in Huntington, West Virginia. She was raised in West Virginia and graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She attended Marshall University in Huntington, WV. On June 25, 1978, she married David Lee Bridges in Wills Point. Paige was a well known artist and custom framer. Some of her artwork was sold in various locations in the United States. She taught art lessons for over fifty years. Paige enjoyed art, traveling, church ministry, baking, quilting and spending time with her family and friends. Paige was a faithful, founding member of Followers of Christ Church in Wills Point.
Paige made many friends by attending TCT rallies and impressed members with painting of their trailers. When members found out she was battling health issues, they solicited Hall of Fame membership and delivered it to her at her house. That’s just how special she was to the club and those that knew her.
You can view Paige’s artwork at: http://www.vintagetraveltrailerart.com/
For many years I have bought the Vintage Travels calendar through Current, Inc. but there isn’t one in their catalog for 2021. I’ve called them to inquire & they keep telling me that it was so popular that they can’t imagine not getting it & to keep watching for it but newest catalog doesn’t have it. I started an online search & just learned of Paige’s 2018 death. I now understand why her calendars have ended by learning this on your site. I am grateful that this information is on here. Thank you. What a wonderful artist she was! So pleased her calendar was part of our home for those many years. We will miss her.
I have been looking for a 2021 Vintage Travels calendar for awhile. I couldn’t believe Current didn’t have one this year. I have bought them I know for the last 6 or 7 years and love them. I kept watching the catalog for the calendar and finally bought an Ireland calendar. I started researching and found this site. I am so glad you have this memorial for her. I only wish I could have told her how much I loved her work, we never have been camping in our married life of 40 years. But when I flipped the pages of one of her calendars I was on that adventure and it always looked so COOL. Rest in Peace Mrs. Bridges you deserve it.