Myrtle Dickinson Wright

Wright, Myrtle obit(October 17, 1920 – August 10, 2015)

Myrtle Dickinson Wright, age 94, passed away August 10, 2015, in Washington, Utah. She was born on October 17, 1920, to Robert Ephrim and Mary Elizabeth Lynn Dickinson. She was raised in Panguitch, Utah, on Dickinson Hill, in the town and at their ranch on Panguitch Lake.

She married Nelpher Wright on December 7, 1940, in Panguitch, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River LDS Temple. They had three children and in 1952 moved to Southern California to raise their family.

She was a wonderful lady and was loved by everyone that knew her. She was the favorite Aunt Myrt and grandma to all the generations of the Dickinson and Wright families. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She loved to tell stories about her growing-up days at the lake. She rode horses, milked cows, made cheese and churned butter. She loved to fish. She loved to dance, and travel but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She was an active member of the LDS church and held many positions with the youth, especially Cub Scouts. She was a stay at home mom until Nelpher passed away and then went to work at Cal Poly University in Pamona, California, serving and loving the kids living on campus.

She moved to Hurricane, Utah, in 1998 and was happy to be back home in Utah. Recently, she was living at Beehive Homes at Coral Canyon.

She is suvived by daughter, Madda Webber; son, Phil Wright; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be Saturday, August 15, at 11 a.m. in the Hurricane 6th Ward LDS Chapel, 644 South 700 West, Hurricane.
  • Visitation will be Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the chapel.
  • Interment will be in the Panguitch City Cemetery.

Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Beehive Homes and Sun Tree Hospice for their tender loving care of our mother and grandmother.

Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, 435-673-2454.



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