Miriam Louise Brighton, 82, of Idaho Falls, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at her home.
She was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Shelley to Allan O Johnson and Rula Beck Johnson. She was raised and attended schools in Blackfoot and Idaho Falls, graduating from Idaho Falls High School. She attended her nursing school at Idaho Falls LDS Hospital.
On Sept. 6, 1949, she married H. Max Brighton in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.
Miriam was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; she served a mission with her husband, H. Max Brighton, in the Ohio Akron Mission from August 1988 to February 1990. She enjoyed sewing for friends and family, and gardening.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Louise (Ronald) Mecham of Smithfield, Utah, Marsha Lynn Jones of Idaho Falls and Maxine Kaye (Scott) Burnett of Pleasantview, Utah; daughter-in-law, Becky Brighton of Sugar City; sons, Stanton Allan (Kay) Brighton of Idaho Falls, Rulon Scott (Trina) Brighton of Blackfoot and Joel Earl (Julie) Brighton of Idaho Falls; stepsons, William Stuart (Coral) Ward of Boise and Dennis Milton (Judy) Ward of Sandy, Utah; sister, Edythe Rula (Lloyd) Johnson of Meridian; and brother, Carl Aldon Johnson of Meridian.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Steven Max Brighton; grandson, Mieah Mecham; granddaughter, Shavon Mecham Boir; and a son-in-law, Gary Jones.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Coltman 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, with Bishop Dennis Love conducting. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Cemetery under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com