Dorothy Catherine Brightbill died June 14. She was 93.
Mrs. Brightbill was born Nov. 25, 1919, to Anton and Anna Markel in Mandan, N.D. She graduated from Starkweather High School at 16, and married John Thomas Brightbill in 1945. Over their 46-year marriage, the couple lived in Jamestown, N.D.; Bass Lake, Ind.; Paducah, Ky.; and Portland. Trained as a bookkeeper, she worked alongside her husband until his death in 1991.
She is survived by daughter, Susan; and sons, Jay, Donald and Tom; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A rosary and memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27, at St. Therese Church.