O n July 8 with her loving family by her side, Jean E. Wright was called to eternal rest after a brief illness. She was born on June 8, 1927 in Granville, the daughter of H. Earl and Catherine (Griffiths) Evans.
A 1944 graduate of Granville High School, Jean attended Rutland Business College where she received a degree in Business Administration. Immediately following graduation she began a 31-year career working for Washington County Social Services before transferring to Great Meadow Correctional Facility for another 10 years of service for NYS Corrections.
In 1955 she met the love of her life, Bill Wright and wed him in 1957. During their retirement years they enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe, including celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in Venice, Italy.
Jean was a life-long member of the Peniel Presbyterian Church of Granville. Throughout her life she was a Sunday school teacher, a choir member and member of various committees at her church.
She was a 60-plus year member of the Granville Order of the Eastern Star Chapter where she held numerous offices.
An accomplished pianist, Jean was an accompanist for the Eastern Star and different church and community functions. Her love of music was shared by her brother Raymond; was passed on to her children, Cathy and David; and most recently her granddaughters with whom she performed piano duets at their recitals.
Jean is survived by her loving husband of 57 years William P. Wright; her daughter, Cathy Wright-Wilson and husband Warren of Latham; and her son David Wright and wife Deborah of Greenwich. She is also survived by three granddaughters: Brooke, Brynne, and Teagan Wright of Greenwich. In addition, she is survived by a special niece and nephew, Mary Catherine Adams of Virginia and Robert Evans of Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; along with friends who had become like family to her.
Jean was predeceased by her only brother, Raymond Evans along with his wife, Elizabeth of Houston, Texas.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday, July 11, 2014 from 11 a.m.– noon at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St, Granville. A funeral will follow at Noon with the Rev. Jerry McKinney of the Peniel Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be at the Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad, POB 153, Granville, N.Y. 12832 or to the Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St., Granville, N.Y. 12832.