Shirley Wright

Shirley J. Wright

1931 - 2022

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Obituary of Shirley J. Wright

Shirley J. Wright, 91, of Grand Valley, passed away Thursday morning January 6, 2022 at her residence.

            Shirley was born on January 2, 1931 in Grand Valley, a daughter of the late Charles and Helen Swanson Downey.  She was married to Gene A. Wright on March 7, 1947 in Pleasantville.  He preceded her in death on February 12, 1997.

            Shirley had attended the Titusville schools.  She was a hard working lady who enjoyed spending time outdoors and working in her gardens.  She loved watching baseball and cooking for her family.

            She was a member of the Enterprise United Methodist Church and a member of the Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

            Shirley is survived by the following children; Diane Van Cise of Grand Valley, Connie Nichols and husband Ralph of Pleasantville, Brenda Savitz and husband Mike of Grand Valley, Judy Guerra and husband James of Pleasantville, Sandra Tyler and husband Robert of Grand Valley, and William Wright and wife Jenny of Grand Valley; 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; a brother, Duane “Toby” Downey and wife Barbara of Grand Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Elwin Van Cise; and sisters, Elaine Armstrong and Maxine Billig.

            No public calling hours will be observed.  A memorial service for the family will be held at a later date.

            The family asks that memorials be made to the Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department 12864 State Route 27 Grand Valley, PA 16420 or to the Enterprise United Methodist Church 266 Enterprise Rd. Titusville, PA 16354.