Mary Jean Wright

Obituary of Mary Jean Elizabeth Wright

Mary Jean Elizabeth (Arend) Wright

Our beloved Mother, age 95 of Maplewood, passed away August 19, 2022. Her Alzheimer’s long road has ended, & she earned her reward. Though a huge part of her was lost to Alzheimer’s, she kept her spirit showing her love for her family. Her smiles & sense of humor will be missed by many. Mom was always happy, caring, & generous. She was adventurous & so vital, & so fun. She loved dancing, playing bridge, golf, travel, & always up for a good time. She played bridge for nearly 60 years & golfed until age 89. She also loved going to the casino, & of course happy hour! God bless our Mom. You are home and we will miss you.

Mary Jean was born on August 26, 1926, in St. Paul, & attended St. Mark’s Catholic School, & St. Paul Central High School. She was active for several years at Merriam Park Community Center receiving an award for her time & dedication. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for many years. She is preceded in death by husband, William H. Wright; sisters, Phyllis & Louise; & parents. She is survived by daughters, Barbara (James) Holmberg, Kathryn (Alan) Joles, Mary Beth (Steven) Thoresen, & Kristine (Mark) Brown, & wonderful grandchildren, Sharon (Bradley), John (Katie), Scott (Delci), Kristine (Adam), William, Robert, Joseph, Stacey, Callie & Anthony; great-grandchildren Brady, Rylan, Connor, Lillian, Maisie, & Emma, & many nieces & nephews.

Visitation is Tuesday, August 30, 10am, Mass at 11am, lunch 12-1pm at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 380 E Roselawn Ave, Maplewood, MN. Private burial Ft Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association

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