Glenda Ruth Wright

14 July, 194419 December, 2020

On 12/19/20, Glenda Ruth Wright left her temporary home on Earth to join her savior, Jesus, for eternity. Glenda was born on July 14, 1944 to Ruth Clinger Walker and Andrew Glen Walker. The world was blessed place because of her. Glenda spent most of her life blessing others through her job as a nurse.

Glenda mentored numerous other nurses and practitioners in the art of compassion. She loved children and made it her mission to care for them and their wellbeing. She donated her services to the underprivileged in the name of Christ. She never wanted any notoriety for her actions, but simply for others to love as Christ loved us.

Glenda began her services as a candy striper while attending Crockett Junior High where she made many lifelong friends. She graduated from Odessa High School with honors in 1962. She then went onto graduate from Scott and White Memorial School of Professional Nursing on March 5, 1966. Glenda moved back to Odessa and married Kenneth Wright on June 1 1967.

Her career spanned from 1966-2018. She was a pediatric nurse for 52 years and for 38 of those years, she was pediatric nurse practitioner. Glenda was a member of Temple Baptist Church where she was saved and baptized as a child. She was a current member of Life Change Baptist Church.

Glenda will definitely leave a void on this earth. Although she would say, “Don’t cry for me, I am with Jesus!” While in the hospital, Glenda lost her little brother, Dewey Lee Walker. Glenda had taken care of her baby brother for the past several years. Rest assured that her last breath on Earth was her first breath in Heaven. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Glenda is survived by her husband of 53 years, Kenneth Wright, her cousins: Martha Kay Dodson of Weatherford and Sandra Davis of Stephenville. Glenda would as us to make the world a better place.

There will be a memorial service Tuesday, February 2nd 2021 at Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home.

In lieu of donation please send to St. Jude or Odessa Animal Shelter.


  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, 2 February , 2021


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Amanda Griffith

3 February 2021

This is one of the last conversations I had with Glenda via FB chat:
Me: "Random memory from my childhood: for some reason I was staying with you overnight. I don’t remember where mother and dad were with Chad. And I guess Kenneth was working nights. You made us frozen pizzas (yours was WW) and salad for supper. We ate on TV trays in the living room. It’s one of my favorite memories and I always remember it being the best pizza! I just wanted to share my memory with you. Hope you are doing well even though I know you’re dealing with so much right now."
Glenda: "Made me smile. Love you."

I'm so glad I had shared this wonderful memory with her before it was too late.