Alta Wright

On February 22, Alta Lea passed away at her home and entered into eternal life with our heavenly Father. She was an amazing woman whose talented gifts brought smiles, laughter, joy, and love into this world. We will forever be blessed by the reflective expressions in her paintings, sewing, and gardening. Most importantly, she was the best mother in the entire world to all her children. Alta was born on February 12, 1934 to Benjamin Andrew and Alta Maude (Newton) Smith. She was the seventh of nine children born at home, located in Garden County, Nebraska. She attended grade school at the local county school house with her siblings and cousins. She graduating as Valedictorian in 1951 from Chappell High School, and then married Lyal Taylor to start a family and raise five children together. They moved to Broomfield in 1969, where she worked at Lange Ski Boot, Western Electric Bell Labs, AT&T, and retiring from Lucent in 1998. In 1983, Alta married Arnold Wright in Boulder, Colorado and in 2002, they moved to Sun City West, Arizona. She enjoyed volunteering at the senior library and playing cards with her friends. Alta enjoyed traveling with family and friends visiting Europe, Scotland, Canada, and many places in the U.S. Alta was a caring person showing her love and passion for spending time with her children and grandchildren. In 2011, Alta was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer, and fought a hard battle for two years under going chemo and radiation treatments. Her courage was admirable and her faith in the Lord is an encouragement to all of us. Alta's favorite blessing was her children, whom she will be greatly missed by. Two sons, Brock (Carol) and Steven, and two daughters, Deborah (Rick) and Michele (Jay). She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Rebecca, Lindsay, Colt, Kayla, Peri, Nicole, and Jace along with two great-grandchildren, Ryder and Tanner. Alta was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheri Ann, her parents Benjamin and Alta, her three brothers Walter, Donald, and Duane, and two sisters Alice Mae and Donna. Surviving siblings include two sisters, Alliene and Brenda, and one brother Syd. A memorial and celebrations of her life will be held In Chappell, Nebraska later this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to support blood cancer research.

Published in Broomfield Enterprise on Mar. 17, 2013