Lola A. Wright
Gooding, Idaho - “Lola left this world wrapped in the love of her family.” —Journal of Lola Wright
Lola Wright, 93, was reunited with her eternal companion, Forest Albert Wright, on Thursday, November 29, 2012. She was born on July 26, 1919 in Cleveland, Idaho to Alfred and Hannah Penina (Nina) Anderson. The Anderson family moved to Wendell, Idaho where Lola went to school and met Forest. They were married December 13, 1943 in Long Beach, California and later sealed in the Idaho Falls temple on August 6, 1965.
After the war, Lola and Forest settled on a farm north of Gooding, Idaho. Later, Lola worked 24 years for the Gooding Elementary School as a secretary until she retired in 1980. She was known for her graciousness, generosity, and gratitude for life. Many appreciated her compassion and unique ability to really listen. Lola fulfilled many callings as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was active in community organizations. She and Forest served a two-year mission as Boise Temple workers. Later in life, Lola continued her community service with the Gooding Hospital Auxiliary.
Lola lived in the Gooding, Idaho until 2011, when she moved to Utah to be closer to her children. Together, Forest and Lola enjoyed a marriage that lasted 58 years until Forest passed away in 2001. Her posterity includes her children, Dennis (Kaye) Wright of Springville, Utah and Patricia (Robert) Morse of St. George, Utah, 10 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Grandma Lola loved to make the things around her beautiful. The ever-changing décor of her home and verdant flowerbeds and gardens were evidence of this desire. She also loved serve those around her, whether it was with warm donuts, sewing lessons, pickles, homemade noodles or whitewashing fences. Lola lived her entire life in a small town, but her influence has truly extended much farther. Her testimony of the Savior and love for her family lives on in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Monday, December 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm at the LDS chapel, 901 E Village Way Alpine, Utah. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm, at the Wendell Cemetery in Wendell, Idaho.
Local arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.