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Aug 26, 2012 - Staff
Clara Wright died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, surrounded by her family at the Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. She was 73 years old.
She will be buried in her hometown of Heyburn, Idaho, where a graveside service will be performed.
She was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Heyburn, Idaho, to Eva Lenora Pratt and Wilson Adolph Warner. She was the sixth of eight children.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her family said she loved going to church and felt bad when her health no longer permitted it.
She married George Wright shortly after graduating from high school in 1956. They spent most of their married life in Burley, Idaho. They had five children: Carol (Pehrson), Gary, Sheri (Partyka), Glen and Greg.
After she and Mr. Wright divorced, she moved to Logan, Utah, for a few years. She worked in a nursing home there. A few years later, she found herself in the San Diego suburbs of California. She was a home health aide in a private home, and she eventually worked with a home health company.
She moved to Kellogg, Idaho, when she retired. After her health failed, she moved to Lander to be near family.
Her family said Mrs. Wright enjoyed people watching, crocheting items to be donated to charity, solving word search puzzles, getting out in nature and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They said she was a social person who made friends wherever she lived.