Teresa Elena Wright
June 25, 1928 – December 29, 2018
Teresa E. Wright was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on June 25, 1928. She passed away on Saturday Dec. 29, 2018 at the age of 90.
In the 1950 she moved from Puerto Rico to Junction City, Kansas, and then on to Bremerton, Washington. Her final move came when she moved to San Diego with her family in 1956.
For many years Teresa worked at a downtown bank in the "International Department". Besides working full time and raising two daughters, she also went to school at night studying for her bachelor's degree and teaching credential. In 1975 she graduated with her daughter Darlene from San Diego State University. She taught at Encanto Elementary School for 27 years.
Teresa Loved jewelry and clothing. She also loved good food, socializing, traveling, and watching TCM. She was especially proud of the fact that as a teenager she won the title of “Miss Pepsodent Smile" in Puerto Rico.
She was predeceased by her daughter Sandra in 2011. She is survived by her daughter Darlene, her grandson Kellan, her sister Elisa. She is also survived by three nephews in Puerto Rico, a nephew I North Carolina, and a niece in Massachusetts.
A rosary and viwing will be held at St. Didacus Church on Friday January 11, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at the church on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at El Camino Memorial Park at 12 p.m.
- Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, January 12, 2019
- Graveside Service Saturday, January 12, 2019