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August 6, 1933 - June 2, 2020
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Nelda Bridgeman, 86, of Pandora and formerly of Hilliard, Ohio passed away on June 2, 2020 at the Hilty Memorial Home in Pandora. She was born on August 6, 1933 in Plymouth England to the late William Alfred and Winifred Louise Nelda (Beswetherick) Bridgeman. On October 31, 1959, she married Stanley Goddard and they were divorced.
After graduating from British Secondary School (equivalent of American High School), she apprenticed and became a trained floral designer. Nelda served in the British Royal Air Force from 1953 – 1959 WRAF, where she achieved the rank of Sergeant. She owned and operated a rare book store and search service called Bookphil for over 45 years and had over 42,000 books when she retired at age 82. Nelda became an American citizen on December 13, 1988.
She was a lifetime member since 1968 of the American Topical Association (stamp collecting). Nelda lived for twenty years in Upper Arlington, Ohio then thirty years in Hilliard, Ohio before moving to Pandora, Ohio.
Survivors include two daughters, Victoria S. Goddard Zeits (husband Clair O. Zeits) of Bluffton, Sarah L.N. Goddard (husband Anthony Polk) of Scottsdale, Arizona; a grandson, Roger W. Zeits of Bluffton; and two nieces.
Nelda was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Sutcliffe.
There will be no service or visitation.