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Patricia Maxine Bright Peterson

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Patricia Maxine Bright PETERSON 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.
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 23, 2011
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