Markné Reeve Wright


(1945 – August 2, 2015)

Markné Reeve Wright, 70, of St. George, Utah, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 2, 2015, from cancer. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the daughter of Air Force Colonel Robert C. Reeve and his wife Margaret, who lived in many places including Hawaii and London, England.

Her family settled in San Bernardino, California, where she graduated from St. Bernardine’s Catholic School in 1962. She attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and completed her bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, San Bernardino, in 1988. She worked for TRW for 27 years followed by three years for Northrup Grumman as a marketing specialist.

Markné was an avid reader, loved sewing, gardening – especially with her roses, cooking, and traveling, having seen many parts of the world including Australia, New Zealand, China, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. An avid genealogist, she traced her family’s heritage as well as her husband’s.  She was a member of the AAUW in St. George as well as a member of a women’s book club.

She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, James Robert “Jim” Wright; her daughter, Terri (Jorge) Carlos; her son, Todd (Liz) Wright; three grandchildren: Steven Wright, Elizabeth Carlos and Devon Wright; her brother, Robert C. (Karen) Reeve II; a niece, Lisa Reeve; and two great-nieces, Alyssa and Hunter. She was preceded in death by her niece, Lara Reeve.

Funeral Services

  • Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 13, at 10 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Huntsman Cancer Center, 2000 Circle of Hope Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (website) or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 (website).

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