Lois Marie Hawkins Wright

Our beautiful mother, grandmother and friend, Lois Marie Hawkins Wright, peacefully passed away on the 3 December, 2017, at the age of 89. Lois was born to Ivan and Edith Hawkins on 22 March, 1928.  She grew up in Benjamin, Utah.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert Stratton Wright, and her brother, Junior Hawkins.

Lois is the mother of three children: William (Kathy) Hawkins Wright, Judy Marie (Bill) Edwards, and Jed Robert Wright.  She is the grandmother of 18, great grandmother of 56, and the great-great grandmother of 5.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was very proud of her heritage, spending years collecting pictures and histories of her ancestors from other family members.

After graduating from Spanish Fork High School, she married Robert Stratton Wright in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were married for 64 years before his passing in 2010.  They started their life together on a fruit farm in Orem, Utah.  Later they decided to try their hand in dairy farming, starting a small dairy farm in North Orem.  It wasn’t long before land became valuable there and they decided to sell the land and start a larger dairy farm in Elberta, Utah, which became a very successful operation.

Lois was very involved with service and was a leader in the March of Dimes for years. Her life was spent in service to her family, friends, and church callings which she loved.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother, always planning parties and family get-togethers.  She was a perfect example of Charity always thinking and giving to others before herself.  In the last few years of her life she was seen walking several times a week a block away with her walker to read to a dear friend who was bedridden.  This is just a small example of her caring love and devotion for her family and friends.

A few years before her passing she wrote a small will dispersing the few things she had left. In the end she wrote, “Remember this is just stuff and in the eternal prospect, it means nothing.  Our love for each other is what is truly important and I want you all to love one another.”   Her passing has left a huge hole in our hearts and she will be missed.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Benjamin LDS Church Building, 3238 West 7300 South, Benjamin, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Interment will be at the Benjamin Cemetery.

 

 

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