Pauline LaJean Simms

Female, #28333, (14 Jan 1920 - 19 Feb 2000)
Name-AltSpell This surname is sometimes spelled Sims. 
Birth*14 Jan 1920 Pauline was born at Celina, Collin Co., Texas, on 14 Jan 1920.1 
Marriage*say 1940 She married Herbert Freeman Culpepper at Texas say 1940. 
Married Namesay 1940  As of say 1940, her married name was Culpepper. 
Birth of Son25 Oct 1943 Her son Kenneth Michael Culpepper was born on 25 Oct 1943 at Dallas Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son7 Jun 1950 Her son Larry Wayne Culpepper was born on 7 Jun 1950 at Colorado.3,4 
Married Namesay 1956  As of say 1956, her married name was Bridges.5 
Marriage*say 1956 She married John Earl Bridges say 1956.5 
Death of Son15 Jul 1976 Her son Larry Wayne Culpepper died on 15 Jul 1976 at San Diego, San Diego Co., California.3,4 
Death of Spouse1980 Her husband John Earl Bridges died in 1980.5 
Death*19 Feb 2000 She died at Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, on 19 Feb 2000 at age 80
Obituary. Fort Worth -- Pauline LaJean Bridges, 80, nurse, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at a local hospital. Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bridgewood Church of Christ of Fort Worth. Burieal: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Memorials: Scottish Rite Hospital. Pauline Bridges was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Celina. She was a charter member of Bridgewood Church of Christ (1969) and attended Heritage Hall Day Care for eight years. She was preceded in death by granddaughter, Pam Culpepper in 1988; parents, William Clyde and Jewell Inez Simms; husband, John Earl Bridges in 1980; and son, Larry Culpepper in 1976. Survivors: Siblings, Joe Simms of Burleson, Ray Simms of Fort Worth, Dr. Laura Simms of Kent, Ct; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Patty Culpepper of Kent, Ct., Mike and Deanna Culpepper of Fort Worth; daughter, Linda Tomaso of Fryeburg, Maine; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Brown, Owens & Brumley, 425 S. Henderson St., 335-4557. (20 Feb 2000, Fort Worth Star Telegram.).1  
Burial*23 Feb 2000 Her body was interred on 23 Feb 2000 at Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, Tarrant Co., Texas.1 

Family 1

Herbert Freeman Culpepper (16 Jan 1923 - Oct 1986)
Marriage*say 1940 She married Herbert Freeman Culpepper at Texas say 1940. 

Family 2

John Earl Bridges (say 1915 - 1980)
Marriage*say 1956 She married John Earl Bridges say 1956.5 
Last Edited23 Jul 2012


  1. From her obituary.
  2. Texas Department of State Health Services, compiler, Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Online database at, 2005.
    Kenneth Micheal Culpepper, Male, born __ 1943 in Dallas Co., Texas, child of Herbert Freeman Culpepper and Pauline Lajean Sims.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at
    Larry Culpepper, 7 Jun 1950 - Jul 1976, SSN 454-90-2018 issued in Texas in 1966
    (Why it is safe to publish Social Security information for deceased people:
  4. State of California Department of Health Services / Center for Health Statistics, compiler, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Online database at, 2000.
    Larry W Culpepper, M, 7 Jun 1950, Colorado, 15 Jul 1976, 26Yrs, Maiden-Unk.
  5. From his wife Pauline's obituary.