Karen Wright entered heaven’s gate on Dec. 21, 2018. For the last year she fought hard against a rare autoimmune disease (lichen planus). The disease, coupled with the side effects of her treatment, ultimately ended her precious life.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Murray, her daughters Sheri and Monica, 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. She was predeceased by daughters, Shelly, Keri and Valeri.
Mom had a degree in education and spent much of her working life teaching but being a wife, mother and grandmother were her life’s passion and joy. Family and friends were everything to her. Mom was the epitome of service and selflessness. Pretty sure 70 percent of Washington County has received service and/or cards from mom and many more outside that area.
Mom loved family history. She has gathered and written dozens of histories herself. Grateful for her and my dad’s heritage she wanted to know everything she could about their ancestors. She and dad’s histories were the last she worked on, fortunately completing this effort before she got sick.
Mom had an unwavering faith in God, believing his purpose was in everything. If we had faith in His love for us, we could endure well the challenges we would face in this life. Few people have been faced with life’s struggles to the degree my mom has. In all this and in the happier times as well she put others needs before her own. This came naturally to her because she loved so much. It’s that simple.
Mom has said many times she and the Lord were “going to have a little chat” about taking her kids too soon. I’d love to hear how that goes. Until then, she is having the most glorious reunion imaginable right now. Not only with her loving family that has gone before her but with some of the countless people whose lives she touched.
Until we see you again mom, we’ll do our best to follow the example you set for us.
- Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 452 N. 2600 West building in Hurricane, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-2085.
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