RUTH CLEO BRIGHTON Ruth Cleo Brighton, 91, of Santa Fe, died peacefully Friday, July 26, 2013 at Kingston Residence Center. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Charles E. Brighton, M.D.; four children: David Edwin, Phyllis May, Cynthia Ruth and Paul Charles; along with seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Cleo was born on November 1, 1921 in Quay, Oklahoma. She grew up in Oklahoma City where she attended Central High School and graduated as a member of the National Honor Society. She continued her education and graduated as a Registered Nurse in the fall of 1942. She and Charles were married on the first day of spring, 1943. From 1946 until 1971, the family resided in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then moved to Santa Fe where Cleo continued to raise her family while also working in her husband's office as nurse and receptionist. She was active in her church and social activities until she and her husband retired in 1987. She was active in St. John's United Methodist Church's United Methodist Women, P.E.O., Fifteen Club and other organizations. During the past seven years, she and her husband have resided at Kingston Residence Center. Service will be held on July 30 at 10 a.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church and internment will follow at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens. Remembrances may be given to St. John's United Methodist Memorial Fund.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900