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Walter Edgar Bright
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1909
Madison
Jefferson County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 2000
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Born on a farm in Indiana which had been established by his grandfather in 1830, he attended a one room school, and graduated from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. He taught high school English, married his sweetheart from St Louis, entered the war effort and worked on building airplanes for Goodyear Aircraft which is how the family was sent to Arizona. They loved it there and after the war, he returned to education, first as teacher and principal at Avondale School, later moved to Phoenix and served in Osborn #1 district, moved to Scottsdale and was principal of Tonelea School until he retired. He and his wife were married for 63 years when he died.
He had a lifelong love of education and its ability to improve one's life both personally and financially. He had a strong work ethic which he inspired in his children and his students. With all of this, he had a wry sense of humor and loved play on words.
He was the dearest and most admired of fathers. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Franklin Bright (1863 - 1934)
  Anna Caroline Creamer Bright (1869 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Mildred Dorcas Clark Bright (1907 - 2009)
 
 Sibling:
  John Creamer Bright (1907 - 1991)*
  Walter Edgar Bright (1909 - 2000)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Cerelle Bolon
Record added: Jan 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64382743
Walter Edgar Bright
Added by: Cerelle Bolon
 
Walter Edgar Bright
Added by: Cerelle Bolon
 
Walter Edgar Bright
Added by: Cerelle Bolon
 
 
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" A host of daffodils" from one of his favorite poems..to my dearest and most missed dad."
- Cerelle Bolon
 Added: Jan. 18, 2011
 
 
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