Carolyn J. Wright, 77, a resident of Churubusco and wife of retired Churubusco banker Garold F. "Gary" Wright, died at 10:40 p. m. Saturday, February 23, 2008, at the family residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Wright was born on August 25, 1930 in South Bend, a daughter of Charles Dewey and Ella May (Tuley) Estep. She spent her formative years in South Bend and graduated from John Adams High School in 1948. Her marriage took place in South bend on November 9, 1952 to Garold F. "Gary" Wright. The couple spent the early years of their marriage in South Bend, and as a young woman she worked as a teller at First Bank & Trust. In 1963 the family moved to Churubusco, and she had worked for a period at Watson's Greenhouse in Churubusco and as a librarian assistant at the Churubusco Public Library. A member of the Churubusco United Methodist Church, she was a member of its United Methodist Women's Grace Circle, and was named the United Methodist Women's "Woman of the Year" in 1997. She was also a former member of the Churubusco Literary Club, and the Churubusco Public Library Board of Trustees. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading, flowers, travel, golf, skiing, and had enjoyed wintering in Arizona since 1990. Most importantly, she loved and enjoyed her family. The surviving relatives include her husband Gary; her children Bruce (Janice) Wright and Lori (Kurt) Uhen, both of Fort Wayne; two sisters Janet (Kenneth) Hall of Michigan City, and Nancy (Elmer) Vogelsang of Melrose, Fla; two brothers Donald (Frances) Estep of LaPorte, and Ronald (Claudia) Estep of Corpus Christi, TX; and two grandchildren John Wright and Sarah Wright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters Mary Jane Currey and Priscilla Alexander. Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, February 27, at the Churubusco United Methodist Church with Rev. Christine Newman-Jacobs, officiating. The family will receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco. The family requests memorials be donated to Churubusco Public Library, Churubusco United Methodist Church, or Odyssey Health Care Foundation. *************************************** To leave a condolence for the family in Mrs. Wright's memory, please click on "Condolences" below. . .