ODESSA Sue Wright, beloved wife, mom, aunt, Nana, and friend, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012, in Plano, Texas at the age of 71, surrounded by her family. |
Memorial services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012, at First United Methodist Church of Odessa.
She was born on November, 25, 1941, in Amarillo, Texas to Fred and Alice Sharp.
Sue was a graduate of Blue Ridge High School, North Texas State University, University of Northern Colorado, and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She married Don Wright in Odessa on May 28, 1966. Sue was a lifetime learner and educator. She began her teaching career in 1963, and was known by many through her many passions: family, church, education, travel, and volunteerism.
One would be lucky to find her at home and certainly not sitting still, unless she was reading.
She taught for 31 years in Ector County I.S.D. as a classroom teacher and instructor of blind and visually handicapped students. She consulted recently for Fort Stockton I.S.D. and the Pecos River Valley Co-op.
Sue was actively involved in many organizations. She became a member of First United Methodist Church in 1963, started the Creative Adventures program and held numerous leadership roles in the Church. She was on Church Council, a Lay Delegate to Annual Conference, and the New Mexico Conference Board of Global Ministries. She served on the Staff Parish Relations Committee, actively involved in the Emmaus Community, and a faithful servant of the United Methodist Women.
Sue was a member of Theta Mu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for 27 years. She held numerous leadership positions at the chapter and state level and was honored with achievement awards from chapter and state levels.
Sue gave selflessly of her time. She was the Director of the FUMC Clothes Closet and recently served as the bookkeeper. She was a member of the Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, served the community by working in the FUMC food pantry, Meals on Wheels and Christmas in April.
After retirement, Sue enjoyed quilting with the Interfaith Sewing Group and loved the women of My Book Club, enjoyed reading, and travelling. She was proudest when talking about her daughters and their families. Nana knew how to get a baseball game started or how to host an impromptu tea party. She knew how to make each family visit special. Whether bringing Nana cookies or a Christmas ornament from her latest adventure, spending time with her grandchildren was a top priority.
Sue is survived by her husband, Don Wright of Odessa; her daughter Ginger and her husband Craig and grandchildren Zane and Brooke of Poway, CA; daughter Anita and her husband Shawn and grandchildren Cameron and Kaden of Aledo, TX; her sister, Elizabeth Green and husband Ronnie; brother-in-law Bob Wright and wife Barbara; nephews Greg Douglas and Keith Wright; niece Cherie Sinclair; and aunts Wilma Gilcrease, Nell Nichols, Jo Webb, and Bonnie Moore.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Sue Wright Memorial Fund at First United Methodist Church, Odessa or to the
Arrangements are entrusted to Brown's Memorial Funeral Home of Irving.
Published in Odessa American on Dec. 11, 2012