Obituary: WRIGHT, JOSEPHINE S

Published: Thursday, July 24 2014 5:07 a.m. MDT

Josephine S. Wright 9/4/1928 ~ 12/2/2011Our dear friend, mother and grandmother died in Cedar Hills, Utah on December 2, 2011. She was born in Ogden, Utah on September 4, 1928 to Lester J. Swanner and Lillian Izetta Larson Swanner. She was raised in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School. She attended and graduated from Weber College where she met and married Joseph Beech Wright on December 17, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Boulder, Colorado and both graduated from the University of Colorado. They were blessed with 2 children: Ann and Lester Joseph.Josephine taught school in the Granite School District and was a school librarian in the Jordan School District for many years. She loved working with children of all ages. She loved to read and was a member and President of the International Reading Association for many years. She loved to play tennis with her husband and friends and won a few tennis tournaments. She and Joe traveled in their motor home to many wonderful places and lived in St. George, Utah and Mesa, Arizona during the cold Utah winter months.She is survived by her daughter, Ann Wright Wilson, grandchildren; Tyson (Lara) Condie, Travis Condie and Kristen (Tyler) Elison, Step grandchildren; Lori Maze, Toni (Craig) Suter, Randy Wilson, Justin (Kalanni) Wilson and Ashley Miller. Seven step great grandchildren and four step great, great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe, her son, Lester, her parents and her son-in-law, Gary K. Wilson.A view will be held at Olpin Mortuary on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at 9:30 am with a grave side service at the Ogden City Cemetery. Burial will be in the Ogden City Cemetery.The family would like to thank the staff at The Charleston at Cedar Hills for the wonderful loving care they gave her mother these past few years. We would also like to thank the staff at Ashford Memory Care, Envision Hospice and Curo Hospice Services for their recent care and love for Jo. Mom/Grandma Jo, We love you and will miss you terribly. Jo, you will always be in our heart.