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Peggy Wright of Paris, Texas

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Peggy Wright, age 94, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2020, at Pine Tree Ranch Assisted Living, Paris, TX, of natural causes.

Peggy was born Margaret Nolene Alexander on April 7, 1926, in Exeter, California, to Garlen Grady and Almeda Rose Todd Alexander. Shortly after her birth the family moved to Bisbee, AZ, where she grew up. She reminisced about roller skating on the tennis court of Bisbee High School where she would graduate in 1942. On December 25, 1945, she married Byron Odis Wright, in Bisbee, AZ. He died June 23, 1996 Byron and Peggy lived most of their married life in Denver, CO, where were active in the Church of Christ. She loved to entertain and it was a rare Sunday afternoon when there weren’t guests around the table for roast beef, potatoes, carrots and onions baked in her big aluminum roasting pan. Peggy was an avid hiker and she and Byron loved taking the grandkids on camping trips. She was at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ in Paris after moving to Paris in 2001. She made many good friends there playing Chicken Foot with the ladies.

Peggy was preceded in death by Byron, her husband of 50 years; her parents, Garlen and Meda Alexander; grandson Steve Shoemake; and brother, Larry Alexander.

She is survived by her sister, Judy Clark, of Paris; her daughter, Roxanne Raper and husband, Jerry, of Paris; her son , Randy Wright and wife, Michele, of Callaway, FL; three grandchildren, Gina Korczynski and husband, Steve, of Richmond, TX; Wade Wright and wife, Lezlie, of La Grande, OR; Amy Furbee and husband, Keith, of Callaway, FL; eight great grandchildren, Mallory Shoemake of Paris, TX; Erin Anthony and husband, Austin, of Paris, TX; Connor Korczynski of Richmond, TX; Eloise Wright of Edmond, OK; Lewis and India Wright of La Grande, OR; and Blake and Brandon Furbee of Callaway, FL. In addition to immediate family Peggy is survived and loved by In-Laws, nieces and nephews and dear friends whose friendships have lasted a lifetime.

In 1995 Peggy moved into Colonial Lodge Retirement Center and lived there for 5 years before moving to Pine Tree Ranch in 2020. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Stephen Towler and the staff at Colonial Lodge for years of kind care and concern shown to Mom, and to Kim Rhein and the staff at Pine Tree Ranch for your care and vigilance during these times of pandemic. We also want to thank everyone at Platinum Palliative & Hospice Care for your help and comfort to Mom and to us. And we would be remiss if we did not give a very special thanks to Monique Harris for her years of special care, companionship and friendship.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to any one of the following: the Latchkey Program, the Food Pantry, or the Jo Bulls Scholarship Fund at Lamar Ave. Church of Christ, 3535 Lamar Ave., Paris, TX 75460.

Cremation is being handled by Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home. Memorial service and interment will be at Olinger Mortuary’s Mount Lindo Cemetery in Denver and will be scheduled at a later date.

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