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Wilma J. Wright, 89, of Grawn, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Munson Hospice House. Wilma was born on May 23, 1928 in Beulah to the late Bert and Myrtle (Vincent) Rayle.
She was a graduate of Honor High School. Wilma was employed as a nurse with the Traverse City State Hospital, retiring after 36 years.
She was married to Forest (Frosty) Wright on July 27, 1954. He preceded her in death.
She enjoyed reading, music and crocheting. Above all, she loved spending time with her family at her home on Duck Lake Peninsula.
Wilma is survived by her son, Glenn (Lorie) Wright, of Interlochen; a daughter-in-law, Sue Wright, of Lake Ann; and two grandchildren, Jill (Chris) Meredith, of Lake Ann, and Brent Wright, of Lake Ann. Also surviving are two sisters and two brothers, Dorothy (Clyde) Bjorkman, of Pennsylvania, and Barbara Harvey, of Traverse City; brother, William Rayle, of Lake Ann, and Allen "Bud" (Marion) Rayle, of Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Larry Wright and Jerry Wright; and four brothers, Robert Rayle, Darryl Rayle, Larry David Rayle and Donald Rayle.
Friends are welcome to visit with Wilma's family on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684. A funeral service honoring Wilma will take place at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Pastor Josh Manning will officiate.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to Lake Ann United Methodist Church, the Alzheimer's Association or Munson Hospice House.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Wilma's family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on October 4, 2017
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