Patricia B. Peterson

September 9, 1926March 20, 2011

Patricia Maxine Bright Peterson, 84, of Skyway, died at home March 20th surrounded by her immediate family. She was born to the late Raymond and Emily (Wiggen) Bright, on September 9, 1926 in Seattle. Pat graduated from Renton High School and attended Western Washington University in Bellingham and the University of Oregon in Eugene. She married Charles E. Peterson in 1947 and they lived together in Skyway for 63 years. Pat worked for Reid and Cook in Renton, worked in Real Estate in Skyway and retired in 1987 from Boeing after 34 years. Pat was an active member of the Skyway VFW #9430 Auxiliary at local, district and state levels. She held multiple chairmanships and was Auxiliary President two different times. Pat’s interests included golf, bowling and after retirement she enjoyed traveling with her husband by travel-trailer and taking cruise and charter trips. Pat is survived by her husband, Charles, two daughters, Lynne Crandall and husband Bill of Tacoma and Karen Peterson and husband Richard McKay of Tucson, AZ, three brothers, Raymond Bright Jr. of Napa, CA, George (Nancy) Bright of Boise, ID, and Michael (Jane) Bright of San Francisco, CA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Special Thanks to Christina Bonfield, Patricia’s caregiver for the last 9 months of her life. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Friday, March 25, 2011 at Greenwood Funeral Home, 350 Monroe Ave NE, Renton, WA, and will be followed by a committal service at Greenwood Memorial Park and concluding with a reception at the Skyway VFW. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Patricia’s name to Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98109.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 25, 2011


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Katelin Mead

March 25, 2011

Chuck and Pat were my parents old next door neighbors. They treated my 3 brothers and I like we were their own grandchildren. I was honored to mean so much to them. I never new them as well as my older brothers because I never actually lived by them. I can only remember going to their house every once in a while. It is a pleasure to know them. I know Pat is in a better place now, she will be surely missed.

March 23, 2011

I had the pleasure of working with Pat at Boeing back in the late 70's/early 80's. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed getting to know her. I was able to keep up with her activities after she retired through her daughter Lynne who I also worked with. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa Holm