DARLENE ROSE WRIGHT
NOV. 20, 1942 - FEB. 7, 2014
Darlene Rose Wright "Nana" a lifelong resident of Atwater passed away Friday, February 7, 2014. Darlene was born November 20, 1942 to Joseph and Dorothy Cotta. She graduated from Atwater High School as part of the first graduating class. She worked for Heller's Pharmacy, Davis Cannery and finally at Aileen Colburn School for 25 years. She will be remembered for her absolute love for children. In her spare time she enjoyed going to sporting events, trying her luck at Table Mountain Casino, and taking trips to the coast. Darlene was a great cook and she passed on her talent to her granddaughter.
Darlene is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, David Wright, 2 children; Danny Wright and Donna Wright both of Atwater, 2 sisters; Danielle Lightner and Joetta Cotta both of Merced, her aunt; Rosie Hamilton of Atwater, granddaughter; Deborah Avila and 8 great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy Martin and fathers Dave Martin and Joseph Cotta. Also her granddaughter, Denise Martinez who passed away in 2007.
Friends and family are welcome to attend memorial services on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11 AM at Wilson Family Funeral Chapel of Atwater with burial to follow at Winton District Cemetery.
Wilson Family Funeral Home
1290 Winton Way Atwater, CA 95301
Published in Merced Sun Star on Feb. 12, 2014