October 26, 2023
Roderick Bright, 79, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023 at Wyoming Retirement Home in Basin, Wyoming. He was a resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming.
He was born September 3, 1943 in Bishop, California; the son of Joseph Bright and Dorothy Thatcher.
Mr. Bright attended schools in California and was a 1961 graduate of Big Pine High School.
He married Mary Paulik in Rock Springs and they later divorced. They remained close friends, and spent a lot of their time together.
Mr. Bright was a United States Veteran having served in the Army during Vietnam, as a tank commander.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends; arrowhead hunting; fishing; camping; wood working. Paragliding with his brother Joe when they were younger. He enjoyed all types of music. He was the shepherd of the family; and kept a CONSTANT watch over his daughters. He always saw the glass as half full and was always in a pleasant mood.
Survivors include two sons, Tracy Bright of Sacramento, California; Eric Bright of Sacramento, California; three daughters, Jennifer Barnette and husband Kris of Rock Springs, Wyoming; Patricia Bright and companion Aaron Hunter of Green River, Wyoming; Katrina Bright and companion Troy Sinclair of Rock Springs, Wyoming; five grandchildren, Micah Barnette; Kayleigh Barnette; Siena Bright; Alayna Sinclair and Kayla Sinclair.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joe Bright.
Cremation has taken place; a Celebration of Life will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday, October 27, 2023 at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Military Honors, Graveside Services and Inurnment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at http://www.vasefuneralhomes.com