Barbara Lou (Hamann) Bright

Class of 1967

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Barbara Hamann

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Barbara Lou (Hamann) Bright

June 10, 1949 – January 29, 2020

Barbara Lou Bright was born June 10, 1949, to Wilhelm and Gabriella Hamann in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On January 29, 2020, Barbara, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away.

Barbara graduated from Perry High School in 1967, and went on to earn her associate’s degree at Draughn Business school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

While working for Permanent Steel Barbara met the love of her life Marvin Bright, when Marvin came to do carpentry work. The two married on March 1, 1974 at Christ Lutheran Church in Perry, Oklahoma. Barbara then went on to work for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation as an accountant, where she dedicated 39 years.

As a wife and mother Barbara enjoyed crafting, bowling with family and cars. Barbara also loved cooking for her family and loved ones. Her signature dishes were broccoli Cheese casserole, coleslaw, and a tuna fish casserole passed to her by her mother.

Barbara is joined in heaven by her parents Wilhelm and Gabriella Hamann, two grandsons Colby Bright and Austin Clavin, and her cousin Dwight Hamann.

Barbara is survived by her husband Marvin Bright of the home. Her five children, Jesse Bright of Perry, Nicole (Jon) Clavin of Perry, Cathy Bright of Delaware, Marvin (Elona) Bright II of Norman, and Liz (Leon) Chrz of Perry. Her grandchildren, Ashley (Terence) Vester of Perry, Oren Clavin of Perry, Cassandra Bright of Delaware, Marvin “Trae” Bright III of Perry, Ross Bright of Durant, Wayne (Tanya) Burris II of Texas, and Melissa Burris of Stillwater; her brother Ronnie (Sandy) Hamann of Perry, and two cousins, Jim Hanyka of Perry, and Steve Hamann of Kansas. Barbara also lives on in the memory of her eight great-grandchildren.

Barbara’s family has chosen not to have a funeral service at this time.