Bright, Vera Jane (Fahseler) (January 13, 1934 - January 24, 1997)
Douglas Budget - January 29, 1997Funeral services for Vera Jane Bright, 63, were Monday, Jan. 27, at Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas with Pastor Richard Mueller of Zion Lutheran Church officiating.
Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Bright died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper from a short illness.
She was born Jan. 13, 1934, in Rock Port, Mo., to George Henry and Nellie(Hoover)Fahseler Jr. She was reared and educated in Rock Port, graduating in 1952.
She married Raymond J. Bright on Aug. 15, 1953, in Ogallala, Neb.
She lived in Nebraska and Michigan and in Douglas for the last 25 years. She owned and operated Bright's Cafe for 17 years and worked there the past three years.
She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandson. She also enjoyed fishing, hunting, trips to visit her children and family, her chicken collection, playing bingo and her many friends.
She is survived by her husband Raymond of Douglas; children George Bright and his wife Deb, Steven Bright and his wife Patty of Sidney, Mont., Carmella Lappin and her husband Scott of Douglas, and Lue Gilk and her husband Bill of Cheney, Wash.; grandchildren Jason, Jamie, Tara and Chad Bright, Nicole, James and Nathan Gilk, Jake Sheridan and April and Chris Lappin; great-grandson Jory Schreder; and sisters Mary Saunders and Virginia Edwards, both of Leavenworth, Kan., Glenda Baker of Fairfax, Mo., and Gertrude Johnson of Tarkio, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers John and Henry Fahseler; infant brother Donald Fahseler; and sisters Eva Baker, Blanch Roach, Lorene Strange and Betty Hugg.
Serving as pallbearers were David Strange, Allen Strange, A.W. Oldham, Gordon Bright, Randy Chastain and Lea Ray Edens.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were her Bright's Cafe customers and her bingo friends.
A memorial to Vera J. Bright Memorial Fund in care of Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, would be appreciated by the family.
Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.