Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Kaye Bright



Owyhee Chronicle

March 27, 1980

            Leo E. Bright

            Homedale - Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Homedale for Leo E. Bright, 80, who died March 23 at a Nampa hospital. Rev. Harvey Bowen, pastor of the Friends Community Church, officiated.

            Dorothy Stansell was organist and accompanist. Selections were "In the Garden" and "Rock of Ages."

            Pallbearers were grandson, Matt, Mark and Scott Bright, Bruce, Craig and John Malmberg. Interment was in Homedale-Marsing cemetery.

            Mr. Bright was born Feb. 7, 1900, in Watseka, Ill., where he was reared and educated. He moved with his family in 1916 to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where they homesteaded. He graduated from high school there and moved with his family to Homedale where they farmed.

            He married Pauline Nash on Nov. 26, 1924, in Yreka, Calif. He worked for Gem Irrigation District as a dragline operator and ditch rider. Later he worked in construction on J. C. Strike, Lucky Peak and Anderson Ranch dams. During World War II, he worked on the railroad as a fireman. He also farmed for many years at Homedale. He was a member of the Homedale Friends Community Church.

            Survivors include his wife of Homedale; two sons, Bob of Layton, Utah, and Aaron of Boise, three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Malmberg of Marsing, Mrs. Dixie Marrs of Poulsbo, Wash., and Mrs. Kaye Bean of Nampa; a brother, John of Spokane, Wash.; 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be made to the Homedale Senior Citizens Center.


Owyhee Avalanche

March 18, 1986

            Pauline L. Bright

            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. last Thursday in Homedale for Pauline L. Bright, 79, who died March 11 in a Boise hospital. Rev. Kenneth Pitts, pastor of the Homedale Friends Community Church and Rev. Clare Willcutts, chaplain of Sunny Ridge Manor, Nampa, officiated. Burial followed in Homedale-Marsing cemetery.

            She was born Nov. 26, 1906, at Sharpsburg, Ill. She moved with her family to Shasta. Calif., where she attended and graduated from high school

            She married Leo Bright on Nov. 26, 1924, Yreka, Calif. They moved to Homedale to make their home.

            She worked at Western Idaho Potato Growers; as a cook at the Quintana Sheep Ranch; and for J.R. Simplot Co. from 1962 until 1972, when she retired.

            She moved to Nampa in July, 1985.

            She was a member of Homedale Friends Community Church, Homedale Senior Citizens, and Gem Priscilla Club.

            She is survived by two sons, Bob Bright of Las Vegas, Nev., and Aaron Bright of Eagle; three daughters, Phylis Malmberg of Marsing, Dixie Marrs of Poulsbo, Wash., and Kaye Bean of Nampa; 21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a sister.

            Memorials may be made to the Homedale Senior Citizens Center.