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740 East 86th St, Indianapolis, IN

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Deborah Jean Anthony Wright

April 15, 1956September 12, 2020
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Deborah Jean Anthony Wright went home to her Lord and Savior on September 12, 2020. She was born on April 15, 1956, to Betty J. and Emery V. Anthony in Beech Grove, Indiana. Deborah graduated from Southport High School in 1974 and attended the University of Indianapolis, where she received an Associate’s degree in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL. There, Deborah met her future husband, Dr. Gary R. Wright. They relocated to Des Moines, Iowa, where Deborah worked as a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. They then returned to Chicago. During their time in Chicago, they adopted their first daughter, Hannah Jean. Gary, Deborah and Hannah moved to Carmel, Indiana in 1989, where Deborah became a devoted, full-time mother. They adopted their second child Madeline Anthony in 1992. After becoming passionate about the orphans in China, Deborah and Gary adopted their third child, Lucy Clare Qiao, in 1999. Deborah was heavily involved in her Catholic faith and dedicated much time to volunteer efforts that protected the sanctity of life. In 2000, Deborah was the recipient of the Indiana Rite to Life Respect Life Award for being a strong advocate for pro-life causes in Indiana. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Carmel, IN. She was instrumental in the creation of the Tomb of the Unborn and surrounding gardens. She was also active in the Roses for Life program at her parish. A tour of a harp factory in Chicago instilled a love of the instrument. After becoming proficient at playing the harp, she shared her musical talents with residents in local nursing homes and at a Mother’s Mass at her home parish. The remainder of Deborah’s life revolved around her three children, and six grandchildren. She was over the moon about another grandchild due in February. Deborah was a loving, involved and devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. Deborah was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her sister: Charissa Tyler of South Carolina, daughters: Hannah Jean (Justin) LaFrentz of Fishers, IN; Madeline Anthony (Chris) Egbert of Mont Vernon, NH; and Lucy CQ Wright of Fishers, IN. She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Isaiah, Adrienne, Brooklyn, Coralyn, and Nicholas LaFrentz and Annie Egbert. Deborah was loved dearly by her family and all who met her. She will be greatly missed. The viewing will be at Leppert Funeral Mortuary – Nora Chapel on Thursday, September 17th from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Friday the 18th at 12:45pm. Interment follows at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. On line condolences available at: www.leppertmortuary.com

Services

18 September

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church

14598 Oak Ridge Rd.
Carmel, IN 46032

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Gina Roberts Sublette

September 17, 2020

My deepest sympathies to those she held most dear. Debbie will be greatly missed. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her!

Mary Fillip

September 16, 2020

Lucy and Family,
We are so saddened to her of your Mom's passing. She was so full of life and devoted to her girls. Remember that a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. Our condolences.

Corey, Mary, Becca & Austin Fillip

Mary Ellen Gross

September 15, 2020

Madeline, Hannah and Lucy,

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. Deborah was a sweet, kind wonderful lady. I so enjoyed getting to know her while Madeline and Amanda were in school together. She was so warm and welcoming. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all as she watches you from heaven.

The Gross Family

Lexie Seall

September 15, 2020

Dear Hannah, Maddie and Lucy,
Deborah was a beautiful mother indeed.......full of integrity and kindness. This picture of her is perfect since I never saw her without sunglasses on her head.
Deborah, one of the friendliest parents on the OLMC campus, never missed an opportunity to talk and be gracious to the teachers, especially those who taught her children. It was a joy to teach Hannah and Maddie not only because of your love of learning, but also because of your sincerity and love of life. You always inspired me to do my best, because I always saw you doing your best.
Remember your mother, as I will, as a warm and loving person; one who raised you three young women to be steady and loving to each other and to others. She will be gone from your lives, but never gone from your hearts. Hold her close and dear and share her with your children, for she loved sharing you with all of us.
May God bless you.......
Lexie Seall (OLMC teacher, retired)

Anne Dechow

September 14, 2020

Deborah was beautiful inside and out.
Gone too soon and will be sorely missed by many. She is now with her dear parents looking down on all🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Bernie Sublette

September 14, 2020

Extending sincerest condolences.

Sylvia Allen-Tolbert

September 14, 2020

I remember the first time i met Deborah i walked in her home to clean it. I went ito the kitchen and on the counter was salt and pepper shakers. Salty And Peppy i went into the living room when i got back to the kitchen salty and peppy was gone to make a long story short she put them up so she would not hurt me. I found where she had put them and i put them back on the counter and told her the fairy put them there we became friends from that day 26 years. So you see Deborah Had A Loving Heart Her And Gary Treated me Like Family. I will Miss Our Talks Sleep. Angel and we will meet on the other side

Sylvia Allen Tolbert

Dave & Linda Kristoff

September 14, 2020

Hannah, Madeline and Lucy and family, Our deepest sympathy to the loss of your mom. I last saw her at Marquette Manor with her mom about 2 years ago. She was absolutely beaming discussing her grandchildren! Your mom did so much for OLMC and was always willing to help with anything needed. May your loving memories keep you comforted during this time.

Jill Logan

September 14, 2020

Lucy and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you over the loss of your dear mother. She was so devoted to her family and unwavering in her faith. May God comfort you with all the wonderful memories of her.
John, Jill & Thomas Logan

Dr. Gary Wright

September 14, 2020

I will always remember the first time I saw you and the courage you exhibited. You were a force of nature. My fondest memory will always be the joy I saw on your face when each of our daughters were placed in your arms for the first time. Thank you for the blessed years you were my wife and for the family we created together. I trust and pray that Our Blessed Mother Mary will shepherd you to the waiting arms of your loving parents in heaven. You were taken from us much too soon. I am grateful that we had time together last month at our home in NH., celebrating the birthday of a granddaughter. Our task now is to honor your life and your legacy and love each other with a deeper appreciation of how short our time on earth is. I will do my best to be a loving parent to our daughters ever mindful of the love you provided them.
Rest In Peace DJA.

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Biography

Deborah Jean Anthony Wright went home to her Lord and Savior on September 12, 2020. She was born on April 15, 1956, to Betty J. and Emery V. Anthony in Beech Grove, Indiana. Deborah graduated from Southport High School in 1974 and attended the University of Indianapolis, where she received an Associate’s degree in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL. There, Deborah met her future husband, Dr. Gary R. Wright. They relocated to Des Moines, Iowa, where Deborah worked as a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. They then returned to Chicago. During their time in Chicago, they adopted their first daughter, Hannah Jean. Gary, Deborah and Hannah moved to Carmel, Indiana in 1989, where Deborah became a devoted, full-time mother. They adopted their second child Madeline Anthony in 1992. After becoming passionate about the orphans in China, Deborah and Gary adopted their third child, Lucy Clare Qiao, in 1999. Deborah was heavily involved in her Catholic faith and dedicated much time to volunteer efforts that protected the sanctity of life. In 2000, Deborah was the recipient of the Indiana Rite to Life Respect Life Award for being a strong advocate for pro-life causes in Indiana. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Carmel, IN. She was instrumental in the creation of the Tomb of the Unborn and surrounding gardens. She was also active in the Roses for Life program at her parish. A tour of a harp factory in Chicago instilled a love of the instrument. After becoming proficient at playing the harp, she shared her musical talents with residents in local nursing homes and at a Mother’s Mass at her home parish. The remainder of Deborah’s life revolved around her three children, and six grandchildren. She was over the moon about another grandchild due in February. Deborah was a loving, involved and devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. Deborah was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her sister: Charissa Tyler of South Carolina, daughters: Hannah Jean (Justin) LaFrentz of Fishers, IN; Madeline Anthony (Chris) Egbert of Mont Vernon, NH; and Lucy CQ Wright of Fishers, IN. She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Isaiah, Adrienne, Brooklyn, Coralyn, and Nicholas LaFrentz and Annie Egbert. Deborah was loved dearly by her family and all who met her. She will be greatly missed. The viewing will be at Leppert Funeral Mortuary – Nora Chapel on Thursday, September 17th from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Friday the 18th at 12:45pm. Interment follows at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. On line condolences available at: www.leppertmortuary.com

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