Gary Lynn Walbridge 1952 - 2011 Baldwin City
Funeral services for Gary Lynn Walbridge, 59, Baldwin City, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Baldwin City. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Walbridge died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 3, 1952, in Lawrence, the son of Jesse R. and Mary Christine Sharpe Walbridge. He attended grade school in De Soto. He moved to Baldwin City before his freshman year in high school and graduated from Baldwin High School with the class of 1970. He attended Butler Community College, where he received an associate’s degree in welding technology.
Mr. Walbridge retired in April 2011 from Baker University, where he served as the director of physical plant. He had previously worked at FMC Corporation from 1977 until 2003. He was president of Local 605 of the Chemical Workers Union while at FMC.
Mr. Walbridge served on Baldwin City Council from 1989 to 1997. He served as mayor of Baldwin City from 2005 to 2009. He also served as past president of the Baldwin City chapter of the Jaycees.
Survivors include his wife, Margi, of the home; two daughters, Jennifer Lynn Pike and husband Kevin, Overland Park, and Allison Morgan Kenkel and husband Matt, Lecompton; a brother, Don and wife Bev, Overland Park; a sister, Sandy Johnson and husband Don, Baldwin City; and three grandchildren, Olivia and Luke Pike and Mia Kenkel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepmother, Margaret Walbridge; and a brother, Rolin “Big” Walbridge.
The family will meet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin City.
The family suggests memorials to the Gary Walbridge Memorial Fund or First United Methodist Church of Baldwin City, which may be left at the visitation or the service or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.
Online condolences may be left at lamb-roberts.com.