Mary Ann Wright


Mary Ann Wright, age 88, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022.

Mary Ann was born April 16,1934 in Denver, Colo., to Emil and Ann Ress. She grew up in Denver and met her husband of 43 years Robert E. Wright (Bob) at a school dance her senior year. Bob was stationed with the Air Force in the Denver area at that time. She and Bob married on Jan. 25, 1952.

After Bob was discharged, they decided to move to the San Luis Valley to farm with Bob's parents, Lyman and Edith Wright in the Sargent community and did so for 40 years. They had two daughters, Linda Reid (Gary) and Margaret (Peggy) Oase (Roger).

After Bob's death, she later married Lewellyn Muhovich and they enjoyed 10 years of traveling and going to Bronco football games.

Throughout her life Mary Ann loved her family and community with all her heart. She touched so many lives through her love and generosity.

She was a brilliant bridge player, made many friends at the bridge table, and even taught bridge to some of those friends. She was a member of the Sargent Community Church and Monte Vista chapter of Eastern Star. She was a member of the SLV Regional Health Foundation Board for 10 years.

She was also on the Board of the SLV Cancer Relief Fund for many years.

Mary Ann is survived by her children, Peggy and Linda, her grandchildren; Emily Wood (Carolina), Bradley Wood (Jessy), Jordan Wood (Priscilla), Traci Riffle (Joey), David Reid (Cindy), Brian Oase (Kristen), Kristin Palomares (Abraham). Mary Ann is survived by her great­-grandchildren, Eliana Wood, Lorelei, Lincoln, Levi and Lillian Wood, Bee Ray, Levi and Luke Riffle, Justin, Jared and Jamie Reid and Savannah Palomares. She is also survived by her niece and nephew Kathy Metz (Jere) and Kenneth Wright (Joyce). Mary Ann is survived by Lewellyn's children Beth Bartell (Kim), Jon Muhovich (Bobbi), David Muhovich (Nan), Ellen Jones (Jay), Julie Muhovich and Ned Muhovich (Kerry) and eleven grandchildren, Sarah, Kate, Scott, Tony, Tim, Anna, Isaac, Grant, Leah, Mark and Stix and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands Bob and Lew.

Mary Ann will be deeply missed by her many friends, neighbors and large extended family.

Donations may be sent to either/or:

SLV Cancer Relief Fund

P.O. Box 1297

Alamosa, Co 81101 www.slvcrf.org

Adams State University Foundation - Robert E. Wright Scholarship Adams State University

208 Edgemont Blvd.

Alamosa, CO 81101 www.adams.edu/foundation/online-donation/

Services will be at the Sargent Church, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at 1 p.m. For further information, please contact Rogers Family Mortuary at 719-852-3400 or www.rogersfurnerals.com.

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