Ann B. Wright of Provincetown, died peacefully Wednesday, January 30th at Seashore Point Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. She was 93.
Ann moved to the Seashore Point Condominium Community in 2014 and lived independently until she started declining over the last few months. Ann succumbed to complications of pneumonia with her daughter Robin and daughter-in-law Jan by her side.
Born Martha Ann Barrow in San Antonio, Texas, Ann graduated from Taft High School and went on to earn a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Soon after, she met the love of her life, Clifford Wright and in 1949, they married in California and together, they put down roots. Although she was to pursue a number of passions, it was in her role as a Kindergarten teacher that she truly achieved excellence, touching the lives of hundreds of 5-year-olds in ways they still talk about. When she retired in 1985, she was a charter member of the Sunnyvale California School District Hall-of-Fame.
During the years prior to retirement, Ann and Cliff built a round house in the middle of a redwood forest in Boulder Creek California. They spent the first years of retirement enjoying the house and playing golf. During her golfing days, Ann managed to get 3 holes in one.
Eventually, however, the demands of maintenance at the Boulder Creek house became too much and, with a geographical vision once again supplied by Ann, the couple moved to Portland, OR, where they lived their last years together; marked by frequent trips to Hawaii, the East Coast, Canada, Europe and many local golf excursions. They lived well and enjoyed the Northwest lifestyle for four years until Cliff starting showing signs of dementia, which turned into Alzheimer’s Disease by 1994. When he passed away in 1996, Ann returned to the Bay Area and took up residence in Rossmoor, a retirement community between Walnut Creek and Lafayette California.
She spent her last years in the comfort, safety and camaraderie of the Seashore Point Residences, and loved nothing better than wheelchair trips into town for ice cream, fish and chips or just to people watch. Ann Wright was at her core, a seeker, born of curiosity and imbued with the relentless desire to be both creative and improve oneself.
She is survived by her daughter, Robin Wright, and her wife, Jan Graham of Provincetown, her son, Mark, and his wife, Karen Petterson of Redwood City, CA, grandsons, Joshua and Benjamin Richardson, grand daughter-in-law Sandi Richardson, as well as great grandchildren, Helena and Otis.
A Celebration of Ann’s Life will be held this summer, at a time and date to be announced.
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