Joyce Ann Bright

January 9, 1937 - January 23, 2022

Joyce Ann Bright (nee-Northrop) age 85, of Marionville, Missouri, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at the Aurora Nursing Center in Aurora, Missouri. She was born January 9, 1937, in Pomona, California the daughter of Aline Marie Rollins and George Matthew Northrop.

Joyce married Larry Duane Bright on June 30, 1956, in Pomona, California. They resided in San Dimas, California, Willits, California, Roseburg, California, Ontario, California, Lake Havasu, Arizona, and Marionville, Missouri.

Joyce graduated High School from Bonita High, in LaVerne, California and attended Mt San Antonio College where she studied home economics. She grew up and raised her children in San Dimas, California. She was always a Southern California girl at heart. She was a devoted mother. She was an accomplished seamstress and won many awards for her hand-pieced Quilts. She also painted and made jewelry. Her love and care for her family will be dearly missed.

Joyce leaves a daughter, Debra Snider and her husband, Jerry, of Murrieta, California; a son, Jerry Bright and his wife, Candis, of Monterey, Tennessee; a daughter, Melissa Toppenberg and her husband, Chris, of San Dimas, California; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Duane Bright in 2020.

A private burial will be held at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora, Missouri, under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home in Marionville.