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Virginia "Gina" Wright

1923 – 2012 - | Obituary Condolences
Virginia "Gina" Wright Obituary
Gina Wright died on June 9, 2012, at her home in La Jolla, California, with her daughter, Emma Wright, by her side.
Born in a small village near Oxford, England, on January 2, 1923, Gina grew up the daughter of actors Gwendolyn and Leslie Banks, her father having been awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his body of work in the theatre and in film.
Gina is survived by her sister, Evangeline; her children, Emma Wright and Matthew Wright, their spouses, Tammy Brokaw and Myan Hansen, and their children, Teagan and Grant Brokaw and Lindsey Wright.
Still just a teen during World War II, Gina volunteered to serve in the Women's Land Army and was posted at Blenheim Palace, where she aided in growing food in order to help with the war effort. During that period, she learned a great deal about botany and developed a lifelong passion for gardening. After the war, she worked as a decorator in London until her marriage to Andrew Wright, an American academic, a professor at UCSD, and one of the founders of the UCSD Literature Department. The Wrights lived in La Jolla since 1963.
A delightful writer and raconteur, Gina was the Garden Editor for Decor & Style Magazine for over a decade.
A Tea will be held at 3:00 on the afternoon of June 30, 2012, at their home in La Jolla to rejoice over and honor her graciously lived life.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Planned Parenthood of San Diego or San Diego Hospice.
Published in La Jolla Light on June 21, 2012
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