Judy Marie Wright

  • Born: April 28, 1938
  • Died: March 10, 2017
  • Location: North Bend, Oregon

Tribute & Message From The Family

Judy Marie (Mason) Wright Judy was born on April 28, 1938 in Malta, Montana to Loyd and Ethel (Clouse) Mason. They lived in Malta until about 1942 when our Dad's National Guard unit was sent to Fort Lewis, Washington where he joined the Army and shipped overseas. While our Dad was gone, Judy and Mom moved to Beaver, Oregon to be closer to family. Judy left us on Friday, March 10, 2017 after a very long illness. She fought a fierce battle to stay here with us, but that battle proved to be physically stronger and finally won. We are all comforted knowing that Judy is no longer in pain and is strong once again! Though we will all miss Judy every single day we know that she is now, once again, with her sweet, beautiful daughter Tammy, brave and handsome great grandson Hunter, and our precious Mom and Dad. Judy graduated from the 8th grade at Beaver Grade School and attended Nestucca Union High School in Cloverdale. She has remained in close contact with many of her childhood friends. Judy and her first husband had two daughters, Tina and Tammy. She was kept busy moving around the Northwest, especially Idaho and Oregon for his job, finally settling in North Bend, Oregon. After they divorced she met her husband Bill Wright and they had a daughter, Teresa. Judy and Bill have always lived in North Bend near his family, and throughout her life she has made many close friends there near her home in North Bend. Judy loved to cook! And cook she did! She always made sure that everybody's favorite thing to eat was there, from homemade rolls to beef and homemade noodles to cream puffs! Her passion of cooking was to become the luck of hundreds children at North Bay Elementary School in North Bend, Oregon while she was head cook for about 20 years. We will all try to replicate some of these favorites but they will never taste quite the same. She always said, with a grin, when she shared a recipe that it was exactly as she made it, but I don't know...it always tastes just a little different! She was talented in so many ways, it sometimes made my head spin. She painted, crafted, sewed, and still could amaze her great grandkids, just this last Christmas at her cleverness by cutting out paper dolls in one long line! They were so impressed! Her most favorite thing in life was spending time with family! She loved playing games. Two of her favorites were Yahtzee and the card game 31, and she did not like to lose! If she lost a game you had better be prepared to play some more because by gosh she was going to finish as the winner! She would sometimes say she didn't really know how to use all of this computer stuff, but she sure did love Facebook and playing games on her iPad. She will be missed by her husband of 52 years, Bill Wright. Daughters: Tina and Gary Smith of King City, Oregon; Teresa and Bruce Pratt of Vacaville, California. Granddaughters: Jonlyn and Patrick Irving of Newberg, Oregon; Angie and Jeff Rice of Newberg, Oregon; and Amber Pratt of San Diego, California. Great granddaughers Breelyn, Ashlyn, and Khloe Rice and great grandsons Zach, Max, and Pierson Irving all of Newberg, Oregon. Sisters: Julie Cabal and Ed Oram of Tillamook, Oregon; and Susie and Roger Bentley of Beaver, Oregon. Nieces and nephews Robbie and Roy Cabal and Jayme Cabal Fenk, and Aneka, Tyler, and Austin Bentley. Gravesite services will be held in Tillamook, Oregon at Sunset Heights Memorial Gardens on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. There will be a memorial service held in North Bend, Oregon, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm. at North Bend Chapel. Following the memorial service we will be sharing more memories and stories of Judy at Dave's Pizza in Coos Bay, Oregon. In lieu of flowers you may make contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Shriner's Hospital for Children, Portland, O regon.