Gladys Wright, a former teacher who taught at a country school on the Sheep Creek Divide, died Sept. 11, 1987 at the Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla, Wash. She was 81.
Funeral services were held Sept. 14th at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Milton-Freewater with Rev. Edward Morrison officiating. Ritualistic services were conducted by Integrity Rebekah Lodge.
Graveside services and burial followed later the same day in the Prairie Creek Cemetery near Joseph.
Wright was born April 22,1906 in Evelyn, Wash., the daughter of Douglas and Edith Eaton Towers. She was the eldest of nine children. Following completion of high school, she graduated from a normal school in Monmouth.
She moved to Wallowa County with her family in the early 1920s, and taught at a country school on the Sheep Creek Divide.
She was wed to Charles J. Wright in Wallowa County on April 28, 1928, and the couple lived outside Joseph for several years. He preceded her in death in 1941.
Wright moved her family to Milton-Freewater in 1942. She began working for the Milton-Freewater Post Office in 1947, retiring from that job in 1968. She was a member of the Ingle Chapel Congregational Church and the Integrity Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Wright of John Day, and Lester Wright of Temecula, Calif; five sisters; six grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Odd Fellows Home through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Milton-Freewater.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, October 1, 1987, Page 2