Pauline Joyce Bringaze, 79, of Quincy, retired executive administrator and legal secretary, formerly of Mendon, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 5:15 a.m. in Blessing Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Pauline was born on November 10, 1938 in Abo, Missouri and is the identical twin of Maxine Scott. Pauline is the daughter of Grace Danuser Fudge Garrett Cave and William Paul Fudge. She graduated from Camdenton High School in 1956. She was nominated homecoming queen in 1956. She and her twin sister were marching band majorettes. She participated in many sports including volleyball and baseball. She played the flute and piccolo and enjoyed sharing stories about her many adventures with her identical twin sister.
Pauline married Arlyn (Chris) Chrisop in 1957 and to this union, the joy of her life was born, Roy Kenneth Chrisop. Pauline was so very proud of her son and loved him dearly.
On August 7th, 1981 Pauline married Warren Bringaze, celebrating 31 years of marriage. Warren preceded her in death on August 17th, 2012. Pauline and Warren treasured their time together.
Pauline's faith was important to her. She and her twin sister were baptized at the Montreal Baptist Church in 1946. Pauline attended the Crossing Church.
Pauline was recognized by anyone who had the honor of knowing her as being loving, humorous, kind, gracious, positive, elegant, brilliant, and a leader throughout the community. These leadership skills were honored when she was recognized by the American Business Women's Association as Associate of the Year on October 16th, 1999. Pauline believed in education and was thrilled with the honor bestowed on her by her co-workers.
She served five presidents as the executive administrator at Quincy Compressor and received several promotions over the years. She worked as an executive administrator for a Quincy law firm and Harris Communications. Pauline also supported her husband, Warren, with K & B Builders. After retiring, her bridge building leadership skills continued when she was voted as the president of Lake Ridge Phase III and was actively involved in the home association.
Pauline was proceeded in death by her brothers Robert, Donnie, and Wayne Garrett. Her mother, Grace Cave, and her father, William Paul Fudge, proceeded her in death.
Pauline is survived by her son, Roy Kenneth Chrisop and his wife Dr. Susie Chrisop of Portland, Oregon, twin sister, Maxine Scott and husband Donald Scott, of Fort Myers Florida, brothers Phillip and Roger Garrett, stepdaughter, Tammy Beth Bringaze and wife Michelle, step children Cindy Voorhis and husband Arlyn, Sandy Heckman and wife Wilma, Thad Heckman and wife Patty, and many nephews and nieces.
Pauline enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, reading, cooking, laughing, telling beautiful stories of the adventures of her life, and helping others. This world is a brighter place because of the loving memories of Pauline Joyce Bringaze.
A celebration of Pauline's life will be at 10:00 am Monday, October 15, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Steve Disseler.
Burial will follow at the Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
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Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.