obit: Lydia Meleese Bright Hanka
Funeral services for Lydia Meleese Bright Hanka, 61, of Salem, Ore., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble. Burial will follow.
Mrs. Hanka died Feb. 3, 2005, in Salem. She was born May 22, 1943, in Arcadia, La., to Lawrene Bright and Vivian Reynolds McGuire.
She was a former Wharton resident and worked as a writer.
Survivors include daughter, Heidi Koch; sons, Jim Hanka, Tommy Hanka, Pete Hanka and Joe Hanka; sisters, Rose Allison and Melody Peck; brothers, Larry Bright, David McGuire, Whitey McGuire, Randy McGuire and Ralph McGuire; and 15 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Paul Hanka.
from Wharton Journal-Spectator - (Feb/12/2005)