Vivian R. Brightwell

October 21, 1930 - December 8, 2012

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Vivian R. Hudgens Brightwell, 82, of Dayton, died Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in New Braunfels.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home with burial following at the Ryan Cemetery in Tarkington Prairie. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.

Vivian was born October 21, 1930 in O’Donnell, to parents; Albert S. and Ludie E. Snow Hudgens, a former resident of Pasadena, and has resided in Dayton for the past 44 years. She was a homemaker, former cook and operator of Mr. B's Feed Store, member of the Riverside Baptist Church, and assisted in the development of the HWY 321 Volunteer Fire Department. She also enjoyed gardening, fishing, crocheting, reading, and working hay with her family.

Mrs. Brightwell was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 60 years: Olin Richard Brightwell, son-in-law: Arnold Jack Graham, and brothers: Wayne, Cotton, and Jimmy Hudgens. She is survived by her daughter: Belinda Graham of Blanco, sons: Ricky Brightwell of Dayton, Kyle Brightwell and wife Diane of Kenefick, and Gary Brightwell of Dayton, daughter-in-law: Diane Brightwell of Dayton, brothers: Ralph Hudgens of Stockdale and Tommy Hudgens of Alvin, 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.