Kathryn Marie Bright


Birth: May 30th, 1926
Death: January 30th, 2013
Age: 86 years
Residence:Saginaw
Survived By: Katie will be remembered with great love by her husband, Robert; 8 children, Mary (Patrick) VanTiflin of Clarkston, Susan Bright of Ypsilanti, Kathleen (Mark) Smith of Ann Arbor, Bob Bright of Saginaw, Patricia (Michael) Griffin of Milwaukee, WI, Martha (Michael) Buckmaster of Saginaw, Anne (Brian) Frost of Saginaw, and Joseph (Pamela) Bright of Wausau, WI; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and dear sister-in-law, Dorothy Titus of East Tawas.

Kathryn “Katie” (Titus) Bright passed into eternal life on January 30, 2013.  She lived a full and wonderful life with Robert (Bob), her husband of 64 years, and their family. He survives her and was by her side at her death just as they were side by side throughout life.
 
Kathryn Marie Titus was born May 30, 1926 in St. Johns, Michigan to the late Leon Otis and Florence (Granger) Titus.  She was raised in Saginaw and shared happy memories of her childhood and school years there with her children. 
 
Katie went to Bay City Junior College where she met the love of her life, Bob Bright. They were married on June 26, 1948 in Saginaw where they later raised their family. They both continued their education, he at University of Michigan Law School and she at Michigan State University where she graduated in 1949, thus beginning the friendly Spartan/Wolverine rivalry--which lasted all the years of their marriage.  
 
Faith and family were always Katie’s top priorities.  She was an active member of St. Stephen Church and School where all of her children attended.  From elementary school playground duty and serving hot dog lunches to chaperoning high school dances, Katie could be found at almost every church and school event. This is where she and Bob developed a wonderful circle of friends that lasted throughout the child-rearing years and into retirement and relocations. 
 
Katie will be remembered with great love by her husband, Robert; 8 children, Mary (Patrick) VanTiflin of Clarkston, Susan Bright of Ypsilanti, Kathleen (Mark) Smith of Ann Arbor, Bob Bright of Saginaw, Patricia (Michael) Griffin of Milwaukee, WI, Martha (Michael) Buckmaster of Saginaw, Anne (Brian) Frost of Saginaw, and Joseph (Pamela) Bright of Wausau, WI; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and dear sister-in-law, Dorothy Titus of East Tawas.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Titus; and sister, Margaret LaLonde.
 

FUNERAL:  Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 6400 McCarty Rd.  Rev. Fr. Pat O'Connor will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, 1425 E. Lincoln, East Tawas MI 48730 at 2:30 p.m.

 

VISITATION:  Friends are welcome to visit at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter (off State) on Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m, as well as from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church at 10:00 a.m.  Family and friends will meet at the funeral home for a Vigil for the Deceased at 3:00 p.m.

 

MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Arrangements are entrusted to Deisler Funeral Home. Please share your thoughts and memories with Kathryn’s family at the funeral home, church, or online at www.deislerfuneralhome.com.

 



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CONDOLENCE MESSAGES


“You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers”


Rob and Theresa Freier



“You are all in my thoughts and prayers”


Lynn...East tawas..lake george



“Dear Family, I was very sad to hear of the passing of Mrs. Bright, my friend.I am praying for you all.I have so many fond memories of the times we spent together. Yvette Wofford”


Yvette Wofford



“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Bright. She was a wonderful lady and will remember her fondly. She was always very friendly and always had a smile on her face. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.”


Bob Irish



“The Chelskys all send our thoughts and prayers to all of you.”


Mary Pat Chelsky



“We have alot of great memories of Kathryn, she will be missed Our prayers are with you.”


Bonnie and Amanda Bright



“We are so sorry for your loss. Or sincerest sympathies to all your family. With Love, The Cirritos”


Helen and Mike Cirrito, Andrea & Michael



“We are sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.”


The Mike Whelton Family



“Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. ”


Randy & Patty Smith



“Mary and Pat, We were sorry to learn of the loss of your mother and mother-in-law. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this difficult time. ”


Julie and Jack Barron



“Bob so sorry for your families loss paryers of comfort for all. ”


Matt & Paula Berent



“I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please now that your family is in my prayers. May the angels great your loved one into paradise.”


Sara Hillert





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