Zita Wanda Wright

Zita Wanda (Crow) Wright Zita Wanda (Crow) Wright, age 80, of Cedar Park, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at Seton Medical Center-Williamson. She is survived by her spouse, Pete Wright of Cedar Park; two daughters, Fanny Wright Hoy of Austin, and Mandy Wright of Austin; two grandsons, Marlon Hoy of Austin, and Max Aiden Hoy of London, UK; most-cherished-friend, Mary Nell Glaspy of Ennis; and three pets, Jack, Lulu and Stella-her immediate family, who loved and adored her. Zita was born on November 19, 1932 at Milford in Ellis County, Texas, to Lee Roy and Margaret Ethel (Greenwell) Crow. Mr. Crow was a pharmacist at Armen Drug in Milford. In August 1938, the family moved to Ennis, in Ellis County, where Mr. Crow was employed as a pharmacist, by Hesser Drug Company. She was the second youngest of four brothers and four sisters. She was reared in Ennis graduating high school in May 1950. She was a wonderful actor. Her oldest brother, Joe Riley Crow, was killed on Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, near the end of World War II. Zita married Pete on July 20, 1957 at First Methodist Church in Ennis. She moved to Austin, where Pete attended The University of Texas. She was employed, as receptionist, by Attorney General's Office during Will Wilson's administration. She lived her life in Texas, at Milford, Ennis, Austin, Lewisville, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Lubbock and Cedar Park. She moved back to Austin in December 1985 and then to Cedar Park in 2006. Zita was employed at Jenkens & Gilchrist PC, as receptionist, when she retired in 2006. She enjoyed good health until the latter part of 2011, when she was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Her health gradually deteriorated then accelerated three to four weeks before her death. Zita enjoyed reading poetry. One of her favorite poems was Leisure by William Henry Davies: What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. Zita willed her body at death to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, to be used for the advancement of medical science. An informal service is planned for when her ashes are returned. We will miss you Zita.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Feb. 20, 2013