Marilyn Richards Wright

1922 ~ 2008

Marilyn Richards Wright, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 in Bountiful, Utah.

Born May 6, 1922 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Harry S. and Maud Fenton Richards. Later, she graduated from the LDS Business College and married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple May 5th, 1944 to her high school sweetheart, Gordon L. Wright (deceased in 1993).

In the early years of their marriage, she and Gordon lived in Brooklyn, New York and New Jersey while Gordon completed his Masters Degree in retailing at NYU and beginning his career in New York City. Over time, Marilyn became the mother of seven children as they followed Gordon's career from New York, to San Antonio, Rochester, Fort Worth and back to Austin. Upon settling in Austin, Texas, Marilyn became the office manager in the office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas. Wherever she has lived, she has been known for her quick wit, humor, optimistic outlook and kind heart. She loved life, her family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Well done mother. We love you.

She is survived by her seven children: Stephen Wright, San Francisco, CA; Susan (Jim) Hastings, Dallas, TX; Douglas (Suzette) Wright, San Antonio, TX; Debbie (Guy) Cox, West Haven, UT; Pamela (Craig) Lundell, Houston, TX; Paul (Vicki) Wright, Dallas, TX; Timothy (Teresa) Wright, Bountiful, UT; 26 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eloise (Bill) Anderson, American Fork, UT; and Rosalie (Harold) Jacklin, Pleasant Grove; brother, David (Maryl) Richards, American Fork, UT.

The family wishes to send a special thanks to the staff of Life Path Hospice & Family Care and the staff of Orchard Cover for their diligent and caring service to Marilyn.

Funeral services will be held Fri. January 18, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the Timpanogos Stake Center, 800 N. 100 W. Pleasant Grove where friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove. Condolences may be sent to the family at