Delta County resident Frances Wright died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 79.
A memorial service was held Feb. 2 at the Montrose Christian Church.
Frances Elizabeth Roweton was born to Orville and Georgia (Austin) Roweton June 26, 1933, in Rogers, N.M. She spent her childhood and attended schools both in Rogers and in Montrose.
On Sept. 3, 1950, she married Arvin Wright in Montrose. In 1967 the family moved from Montrose to Delta.
Mrs. Wright enjoyed being a wife, mother and grandmother, gardening and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Delta.
She is survived by two sons, Jim Wright and wife Jacki of Montrose, and Tom Wright of Pueblo; two daughters, Susan Smith and husband Klon of Coweta, Okla., and Sherry Wright of Grand Junction; one adopted son, Larry Nichols and wife Arlene of Grand Junction; one brother, Orville Roweton and wife Myrt of Kaysville, Utah; one sister, Leatrice Wyatt and husband David of Grand Junction; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Arvin; and one son, Danny Merriman and wife Belinda.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or to American Diabetes Association, 2480 W. 26th Avenue, Suite 120B, Denver, CO 80211.
Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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