OBITUARY

Mary Bright

March 25, 1946May 10, 2018
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East Peoria, Mary Bright, 72, of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by family. She was born March 25, 1946 in Peoria to Carl and Dorothy (Imhoff) Carlson. She married Daniel Bright on June 3, 1967 at Calvary Mennonite Church in Washington, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael Carlson. Surviving are her husband of fifty years, Daniel Bright of East Peoria; three children, Suzanne Bright (Carl) Hansen of Nashville, TN, William (Donna) Bright of Allen, TX, and Katherine Bright (Michael) Paulson of Austin, TX; five grandsons, William and Charles Hansen, Chase Bright, and Wyatt and Alexander Paulson; a sister, Marlus (Gerald) Ritchey of Morton, IL; father-in-law, Joseph Bright of Centennial, CO; and many special family members. Mary attended Lee Grade School, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Manual High School in 1964. She worked as a Sales Associate for 19 years at Macy’s until her retirement in 2007. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and a friend to many. A visitation will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. A graveside service will be Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11 am at Glendale Cemetery in Washington, IL. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen or St. Jude Mid-West Affiliate. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.remmertfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Carl Carlson, Father
  • Dorothy (Imhoff) Carlson, Mother
  • Daniel Bright, Husband
  • Suzanne Bright (Carl) Hansen, Children
  • William (Donna) Bright, Children
  • Katherine Bright (Michael) Paulson, Children
  • William and Charles Hansen, Grandsons
  • Chase Bright, Grandson
  • Wyatt and Alexander Paulson, Grandsons
  • Marlus (Gerald) Ritchey, Sister
  • Joseph Bright, Father-in-law
  • ~ Many Special ~, Family Memebers
  • She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael Carlson
  • DONATIONS

  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • St. Jude Mid-West Affiliate

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Elizabeth Diaz Ordaz

May 18, 2018

Aunt Mary always had such a classy, beautiful sense of style to match her big heart. She was a kind and cheerful soul who loved her family very much. Best memories of Aunt Mary will always be of happy times at King’s Gate in Florida, helping with dinner, playing sequence, or hanging out with us by the pool. Aunt Mary will be missed dearly but her memory will always be cherished.
Much love and many blessings, Beth

Amy Johnson

May 18, 2018

I will always remember Aunt Mary's cheerful attitude and sense of humor. Her love for others and genuine heart made her such a wonderful aunt that I always looked forward to visiting. I will never forget the hot Florida nights when our families would visit Kings Gate and we would all have dinner together on the porch picnic table, or when we drove to Peoria to visit and she gave my sister and I a shiny box full of new nail polish! Her memory will always be cherished.
Rest in peace, Aunt Mary.

Barbara Graham

May 15, 2018

Dear Danny & Family,
I am so very sorry to hear about Mary.
Thinking of you,
Barbara, Joe Graham's wife

Ron Kelly

May 15, 2018

Dan, I am sorry to hear about Mary's passing. I know how difficult it is to lose a spouse to such a horrible disease. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Ron Kelly

Suzanne Norvell

May 14, 2018

Suzy, Bill and Kathy - I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can match the sorrow of losing a parent. I remember your mom as such a joyful and kind person. Another angel in heaven for sure. Sending you much love and prayers during this difficult time. God bless you all.
-Suzanne

Celia & Don Johnson

May 14, 2018

We pray that God's love will comfort you Dan, Susie, Bill, Katie, and families. We send our love and prayers during this time of great sorrow and in the days to come. Mary was a very special gentle spirit that truly will be missed. Love, Celia and Don

Deborah Carlson Baumgartner

May 13, 2018

Our sympathy to all of sweet Mary's loved ones...we will miss her and she will always be alive in our hearts!

With Love and Hugggs from her brother's extended family, Mike Carlson:
Sharon Carlson (Spouse of Mike Carlson) and Richard
Steve Carlson, Yvonne, Raquel, Bridgette, Andrew, Ryan
Dave Carlson, Susan, Kay, Beverly, Stephen
Deb Carlson Baumgartner, Anton, Blake, Katerina
Pam Carlson Lewis, Tony, McKenna, Jake

Deborah Carlson Baumgartner

May 13, 2018

Dearest Sweet Aunt Mary had so many special qualities that we admired and treasured! WE were blessed to know her and her cheerful disposition....she made regular get-together s extra special...so many times remembering our family's birthdays with a card and a babies birth with an adorable outfit! She will always be loved in our hearts and treasured in our memories!

With much love,
Deborah Carlson Baumgartner and Family

David Carlson

May 12, 2018

So sorry for the loss of my Aunt Mary Bright😢. Growing up as a boy I enjoyed vacations to Illinois to see Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, & Cousins. I was so excited to visit Aunt Mary & Uncle Dans Home. Aunt Mary made us awesome sandwiches 🥪 and was so gracious to all of my Carlson family. Praying 🙏🏼 comfort & peace to the Bright Family at this time of sorrow. We love you all. ❤️

Vicki & Randy Reid

May 12, 2018

Katie and family...Randy and I are so sorry for your loss, Mary will be missed by all who knew her, may she rest in peace. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow. Memories will keep her with you always.🙏❤

Biography

Mary Bright, 72, of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.
She was born March 25, 1946 in Peoria to Carl and Dorothy (Imhoff) Carlson. She married Daniel Bright on June 3, 1967 at Calvary Mennonite Church in Washington, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael Carlson.
Surviving are her husband of fifty years, Daniel Bright of East Peoria; three children, Suzanne Bright (Carl) Hansen of Nashville, TN, William (Donna) Bright of Allen, TX, and Katherine Bright (Michael) Paulson of Austin, TX; five grandsons, William and Charles Hansen, Chase Bright, and Wyatt and Alexander Paulson; a sister, Marlus (Gerald) Ritchey of Morton, IL; father-in-law, Joseph Bright of Centennial, CO; and many special family members.
Mary attended Lee Grade School, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Manual High School in 1964. She worked as a Sales Associate for 19 years at Macy’s until her retirement in 2007. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and a friend to many.
A visitation will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. A graveside service will be Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11 am at Glendale Cemetery in Washington, IL.
Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen or St. Jude Mid-West Affiliate. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.remmertfuneralhome.com.