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Joyce Wright


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Joyce Wright Obituary
The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Joyce Ann Wright, age 73, of Homosassa, Florida, will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Reverend Gordon Condit officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Tuesday, at the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes.
Mrs. Wright was born July 25, 1942, in Kalamazoo, MI, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Louise (Kennedy) Foster. She died June 5, 2016, in Crystal River, FL.
Mrs. Wright was a longtime Home Economics teacher at Central High School in the Hernando School District. Her direction of the onsite daycare certification program earned her the moniker of "Mama Bear."
She was a talented seamstress whose creations included her daughter's prom dresses, teddy bears that she gifted to her loved ones, stuffed puppies affectionately referred to as Weird Dogs, and, as a member of the Creative Quilters Guild, an assortment of beautiful quilts.
She was also an avid flower gardener and was especially proud of her amaryllis.
Mrs. Wright was well-read, gregarious, witty, and tenacious, and she rarely pulled a punch. Most important, she was a generous and devoted mother and grandmother and a remarkable human being.
Her survivors include her husband of 46 years, Gareth Wright, of Homosassa, FL; her daughter, Anne Wright-Cunniff, and her
husband Glenn Cunniff of Duvall, WA; two sisters, Jan (Ed) Besemer of Rockford, MI, and Edie Thompson of Cedar Springs, MI; and two grandchildren, Max Cunniff and Stephen Cunniff.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 9, 2016
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