Mary Bright, 1927 ~ 2011

Mary Louise Gilliland Bright died Sept. 7, 2011. She was born May 3, 1927 to Hugh and Bernice Gilliland.

Our dear Mary died tragically in an automobile accident.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy J. Bright; her parents, Hugh and Bernice Gilliland; and brothers, James A. Gilliland, Charles L. Gilliland, and Glenn E. Gilliland.

She is survived by a brother, Robert H. Gilliland; sisters, Leona J. Taylor, Alice E. Curtis, and Jessie L. Myers; children, James Leroy (Debbie) Bright, Timothy Dean (Beth) Bright, Lee Ann (Daniel) Gutierrez, Linda Gail (Don) Braithwaite, and Nancy Louise (George) Guerrero; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in August of 1941 and faithfully served her God, Jehovah, for over 70 years.

Mary had a full and satisfying life and enjoyed sharing the many wonderful things about the Creator and his beautiful creation with her children and grandchildren. She was encouraging and up-building to all who knew her, and enjoyed sharing her knowledge freely with anyone who would listen.

Later in life, she enjoyed traveling with her family, especially to Peru, where she shared her faith and made many friends. She was loved and cherished by her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.

A graveside service was held Friday, Sept. 9, at 3 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Moab.

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