Margaret ‘Peggy’ Bright
Margaret “Peggy” Bright, 78, passed away July 26, 2008, at the Hospice & Palliative Care at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, surrounded by her family. She was born July 14, 1930, in New Castle, to Elzie J. and Janey (Simpson) Rippy. She attended schools in New Castle and graduated from high school at the Southwest Assemblies of God High School in Waxahachie, Texas. While working at the Hillcrest Children’s Home in Hot Springs, Ark., she met Bill Bright. They were married in 1954 in New Castle. Peggy was a teacher’s aid at Meeker Elementary for nine years. She and Bill owned and operated the Bright Spot Drive In, in Meeker from 1960-72. They also pastored the Assembly of God Church in Meeker.Peggy was a member of the Senior Centers of Milliken and Johnstown. She was active in Joy Fellowship with the women’s ministries of her church. She taught many years of Sunday school and youth groups. She was always eager to share her faith in Jesus Christ with those she came in contact with. Her hobbies included tole painting, flower gardening, needle work, sewing and reading. She is a former resident of Meeker, and of Hot Springs, Ark. She has lived in Johnstown since 1999. Survivors include her husband; sons Jim (Nancy) Bright of Grand Junction and Bill (Lisa) of Colorado Springs; daughters Beth (Wayne) Ball of Greeley, Cil (Phil) White of Johnstown and Rebecca (Dan) Wacker of Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers Paul (Marilyn) Rippy of Glenwood Springs and Harley (Janet) Rippy of New Castle; and 15 grandchildren.She was preceded in death by brother Adair Rippy.A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, 3425 W. Sixth St. in Greeley. The Rev. Dean Shumway will officiate.Contributions may be made to Salvation Army or Hillcrest Children’s Home in Hot Springs, Ark., in care of Paul’s Funeral Services & Consulting, 331 Drake Lane, Johnstown, CO 80534.
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