Carole Anne Wright, 76, of Bella Vista, Arkansas (recently residing in Oklahoma City, OK) died on September 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Pearl L. Green, her mother, Carolyn Milner Green, her brother, Thomas Green and her precious grandson, Jonathan Paine.
She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, William V. Wright, Jr. of Bella Vista, AR, along with her children; Wray Paine (Karrie) of Edmond, OK, Trey Wright of Nashville, TN, David Paine (Melinda) of Oklahoma City, OK, Erika Paine of San Antonio, TX, Julie Bergfeld (Derrick) of Oklahoma City, OK, and Scott Wright of Guthrie, OK , as well as her grandchildren; Caleb Paine, Nathan Paine, Austin Paine, Luke Paine, Michael Paine, Katie Wright, Chase Wright, Drake Bergfeld and Brooke Bergfeld.
Carole graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Spanish. She was a die-hard SOONER fan. She could be heard miles away as she cheered on her beloved team. She wore the Crimson and Cream proudly whether she lived in Oklahoma, Texas or Arkansas.
She loved to spend time with family and friends. You might find her playing bridge, pinochle, Mexican train or Farkle; enjoying dinner parties or cook outs; traveling; reading books, coloring or playing with her grandchildren. She was extremely talented and enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, painting and crafting.
Carole’s greatest passion was for her Lord. She loved to study God’s Word and share it with others. She spent many years teaching children and adults in Bible Study Fellowship, Kay Arthurs Precept Ministry classes, as well as Sunday School and Ladies Bible Study. She was an active member of Village Baptist Church in Bella Vista, AR and enjoyed singing praises to her God and King as part of the church choir. She was a true prayer warrior who spent many hours in prayer for her husband, children, grandchildren and friends. She had a joy that radiated through her and each time she smiled she would light up a room. Even as Alzheimer’s kept her from doing all of the things she loved, her smile never faded and was evidence to so many that her hope and joy were from the Lord.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00pm at Village Baptist Church, Bella Vista, Arkansas. Burial will be Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond, OK.
7 thoughts on “Carole Anne Wright”
Bill and family, We remember all of the good times on Rambling Road and the fun we had with your family. So sorry to hear about Carol. I remember the sand plum jelly, the kids playing in the Canhams yard, the crows that Carol trained. It was the good times. Thinking and praying for all of you. Ruth and Ralph Wheeler
Thank you Ruth. We have many great memories in that neighborhood too.
I remember your Mom’s GORGEOUS eyes, playing kick the can, shooting hoops at the Canhams, and Patches, Curley and Freckles chasing squirrels up trees and then waiting hours for them to come back! There was always a yard and house full of kids! A shout out to Wray and David-your Mom was always sweet to us. So sorry for your loss. With love and friendship, Terri
Dear Bill, David and all the family ~
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now in the loss of this precious lady! I never saw Carole but that she didn’t have a kind word, a sweet smile or something funny or special to relate. What an absolute joy to have known her!
Bill, it’s been many years since we say you and Carole in your home before you moved to AR. You and I shared many stories about our HAM radio hobby. Carla and I think of you guys every time we drive down 281 going north. We are sorry about your loss.
Bill, I don’t know if you remember meeting some of Carol’s SMA buddies, but I am one of the ones you and Carol met with one time in San Marcos and San Antonio. I am so sorry for your loss. I was reviewing a list of 1955 SMA graduates the other day and came across Carol Ann’s name. I was hoping to get in touch with her again and have her join us at the Academy this fall for Homecoming. But now I see she has been blessed with a much more wonderful HOMECOMING. May she rest in peace and may you be comforted by His blessings.
Maggie Blackmon Birdsong
I’m ao sorry to get this news. I was Carol’s suite mate our senior year at SMA. Peggy Benson was her roommate. The six of us that shared that suite all graduated a year early. I lost contact with most of our class mates through the years, but I remember her so well. I am sorry for your and your family’s loss. Just know we will meet again in our Father’s house.
Sincerely, Beth Ruska Butler