Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Pauline Bringaze

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 Bringaze | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, IllinoisPauline 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 preceded in death by her brothers Robert, Donnie, and Wayne Garrett. Her mother, Grace Cave,  her father, William Paul Fudge, and dad Garrett preceded 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.

Memorials: Chaddock School or a charity of your choice.


Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



  1. I was out of town when Pauline passed, but I will always cherish the times I visited her. She was a blessing to me. I will miss a lovely, accomplished lady who was a good friend to many. Her positive outlook stemmed from her faith, which she demonstrated throughout her life. She will be missed.

  2. You are in my thoughts and prayers. “We will miss Pauline; she touched so many of our lives” What I am feeling now is hard to put into words” She was such a caring person.

  3. I am blessed to have met her for a short time and in that short time she touched my heart and soul with her beautiful smile ,laughter and positivity.
    You will be missed.
    May God shower your loved ones with all the strength to cope your loss.

  4. A beautiful lady with an infectious smile. Pauline was a customer of mine at Roderick P Miller and a ray of sunshine that walked into the store. She was kind, loved fashion, and wore it well. I was lucky to meet Maxine and she was always thinking of her too when she saw things that Maxine must have. My sympathy to the family and particularly Maxine, she was a great gal and will be missed but left a part of her with everyone she met.

  5. An amazing tribute to an amazing lady. I have been blessed to have known her. Love, peace and prayers to her family. She is certainly with our Heavenly Father !!

  6. Good Bye Schoolmate and life long friend. I will always treasure my memories of you, Your smile, your laugh and most of all your friendship. Mac

  7. This obit describes our beautiful Pauline perfectly! She was an amazing woman on many levels….and I cherish that she was my dear, devoted friend. She left footprints of love on the hearts of all she encountered. Now she dwells in Eternity with Jesus, Warren and her Mom. I will miss her deeply.

  8. Roy, Susie and twin sis, Maxine, Don, Amy & Donnie and families: You have my prayers for God’s peace to touch your hearts and lives upon Mom/Pauline’s passing. I was shocked to hear the sad news; she was a dear “Younger Sis” to me and I will always treasure the great times we had together. Your memories of fun times will help you get through this sad time. May you feel God’s loving arms around you for comfort . Love you all very much, “Older Sis”, Rosemary

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