Ethline M. Wright, Milwaukee, WI (1924-2014)
September 6, 1924 - March 12, 2014
Ethline M. Wright of Milwaukee, joyfully entered her heavenly home on March 12, 2014. Born on Sept. 6, 1924,in Westmoreland, Jamaica, she was the daughter of the late Dennis Samuells Reid, and Mary Ellen (Cleghorn) Reid. Married to Reverend Brian Garnet O’Brien Wright on Jan. 14, 1948, in Kingston, Jamaica, together they served God and His Church as Priest and Nurse, to His Glory, until Brian preceded her in death on July 22, 1991. Ethline, a registered nurse, committed her early years to Public Health Nursing in the remote parts of Jamaica, and after retiring from Lakeland Hospital in Elkhorn, WI, spent many happy years serving God’s people through her Parish Nursing Ministry. She touched the lives of so many with her laughter, stories, conviction to strong family values and unconditional love for her Jesus, and her family.
Ethline will be deeply missed by her sons, Donovan (Colleen) Wright of OR, and Peter (Vicki) Wright of Fort Atkinson; her grandchildren: Vanessa Turrell, Theresa (Richard) Cassady, Donovan James (Christina) Wright, Damian (Kelly) Wright, Sara Wright, Nicholas Niland, Olivia Niland, Matthew (Katie) Wright, Tiffany (David) Helmke; 15 great-grandchildren: one sister, Sr. Esther Reid of the Marist Missionary Sisters in Bedford, MA; two brothers, Frank (Peggy) Reid and Ernest (Jo) Reid, both in England; a step-brother, Paul Reid; and step-sister, Angela Williams, both in FL; many loved nieces and nephews; and dear former daughters-in-law, Helen Wright of Montana, and Catherine Lemon of England. Ethline was preceded in death by her brothers: Dennis Reid, Fred Reid, George (Jappa) Reid and Donald Reid; and her sisters: Amy Reid, Edna Reid and Enid Melville; and loved nephews and nieces.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at ST PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 413 South Second Street, Watertown WI, with the Rev. Elizabeth Tester officiating. Visitation will be held at the CHURCH on April 12, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services. In honor of Ethline, a High Tea will be served in the Guild Hall, following the ceremony.
Those wishing to celebrate her life should direct memorials to; The Ethline Wright Memorial Fund, c/o Peter Wright, PO Box 410, Elkhorn WI 53121. No flowers please.
All memorials will be given to the charity dear to Ethline’s heart, The Saint Margaret’s Church Day Nursery, Kingston, Jamaica.
Visit: www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave expressions of celebration of Ethline’s life or to light a candle in her memory.