Lisa Joy Brightwell
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Birth: Apr 14, 1959 in Roanoke, VA
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Gender: F
Father: View Family Sheet James Kent Brightwell born Aug 14, 1937 in Roanoke, VA
Mother: Patricia Faye Boone born Mar 20, 1938 in Roanoke, VA
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Family #1: View Family Sheet Herbert Walter Drake
Marriage: Sep 28, 1991 in Overland Park, KS
Notes: Joy was reared in Charlottesville and Springfield, VA, moving her junior year of high school to West Chester, PA, and graduating in 1977. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1977 to 1978, then transferred to the University of Kansas to complete her Degree in Journalism in 1981. She spent the summer of 1981 backpacking in Europe with a sorority sister from Tri Deltas.

Joy then went to work for a national restaurant company, Gilbert Robinson, and traveled throughout the southeast, particularly in Florida and New Orleans, as Assistant General Manager for Houlihans Restaurant. In 1988, she went to work for the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fireworks (Firearms ?) where she met her future husband, Herb. In 1992, she returned to school to obtain her B. S. degree in Nursing from KU, her lifelong dream. She graduated on the day their daughter Madison was born in 1994. Herb applied for management and they moved to Asburn (Washington, DC area) in 1997, remaining until 1999, when another promotion moved them to Fresno, CA. They will move often over the next 5 - 10 years, as Joy's mom and dad also did.

Information on this family from Patricia Boone Brightwell.