Patricia Anne Wright
December 28, 1927 – December 4, 2014
Patricia Anne Pearson Wright, 86, passed away peacefully on December 4th, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT. Born December 28, 1927, New York State to Cyril Drew Pearson and Helen Smart. She grew up in Great Neck New York on Long Island and attended Great Neck High School. Later attended the University of Utah where she was active on the student activities board and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education. She later taught elementary school and always kept a great love for children. Patricia was sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple to Orson Davis Wright on March 16, 1951. She was always very supportive of her husband and worked along side him as they moved to St. Louis, MO. as he completed Dental School. She was very proud to be the mother to their three sons in the individual paths they chose for their lives. She fulfilled a mission in Australia with her husband presiding as Mission President. She was very loving and accepting of her three daughters in law, who she loved and took into her heart as her daughters. Always active in countless LDS Church callings from Primary to Ward RS President and later became Stake RS President. She also served over 20 years as RS Organist. She found great joy in her years of service within the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her hobbies and civic interests were vast including; their Thursday Night Study Groups, Sigma Chi Study Group, Fine Arts Club, Book Club, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and various other areas in the community throughout her life. She was honored with the Golden Gleaner Award, and The Tomorrow’s Pioneer Award from The National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was fascinated with the different cultures of the world and loved to travel. She and Orson often spent months visiting various destinations all over the globe. She also enjoyed taking their children and grandchildren on yearly family trips and simply loved being together as a family which was her greatest joy in life. Patricia was adored by her loving husband of almost 64 years of marriage. Her family, and all who knew her will forever remember her as a gentle, accepting, loving, kind, and caring person, who never said a negative word against another human being and who brought peace and joy wherever she went. Her life motto was “It is a wonderful life” She had a unique way of making others feel better just by having met her! She was truly an angel and we will miss her every day. Survived by her loving Husband Orson Davis Wright, Salt Lake City, UT. Children: David P. Wright PHD. (Diane), Chelmsford, MA. Stephen O. Wright DDS. (Wendy), Salt Lake City, UT., Michael D. Wright (Jill) San Diego, CA. Sister Catherine Taylor (John) Provo, UT. 12 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandson. Viewing will be held on Friday December 12th from 6-8 PM at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary 3401 South Highland Drive Salt Lake City, UT. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 13th at 2:00 PM at the LDS Fortuna Chapel 4407 South Fortuna Way (3695 East) Salt Lake City, UT. Viewing 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Entombment will be at Wasatch Lawn Mausoleum immediately following funeral services. 3401 South Highland Drive Salt Lake City, UT.
- Visitation Friday, December 12, 2014
- Visitation Saturday, December 13, 2014
- Funeral Service Saturday, December 13, 2014
Patricia Anne Wright
December 17, 2014
I was so sad to read that Pat had passed away. She was a dear friend , and I know how much you will miss her.
Know my love and deep sympathy is with you . Mary Lou Smoot
Julie P. Tolman
December 11, 2014
1982 was a special year working my very first job for Dr. Wright and Pat. I always remember them as a dynamic couple and Pat was always so wonderful to remember me on the holidays and special occasions in my life. She was such a tremendous lady with a huge heart and powerful personality. Dr. Wright, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. It has been a privileged to be your friend all these many years. With much love, Julie Peacock Tolman
December 10, 2014
Tha Coleman family is saddened to learn of the passing of our dear former neighbor, Pat. We send our love and sympathy to her family.
December 10, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I can really feel for you Wendy as I lost my Husband of 59 years this summer.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kenna Holm
December 9, 2014
I will always remember Pat as a dear, dear friend because of her sweet, soft ways and her always manicured and attractive appearance. She will be truly missed by Colleen Nelson. Til We Meet Again.