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Mary Wright

Funeral services for Mary Ellen Raney Wright, age 76 of Cat Spring, Tex. were Thursday, Aug. 8 in Columbus, Tex with Pastor Kyle Sears officiating.


Mrs.Wright was born on March 11, 1937 in Kilgore to Stella Shipes Raney and Glenn Raney. She married Buddy Wright on Aug. 4, 1956. She graduated as salutatorian of the Mount Vernon High School Class of 1954 and received her degree in mechanical design and worked on the first space shuttle, doing the printed circuit boards. Later, she worked with her husband in their family business until she retired in 2010.
She died Friday, Aug. 2 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Wright; her parents, a sister, Maxine Skidmore; and three brothers-in-law, Albert Miller, Albert Wright, and Alford Wright.
She is survived by a son, Mitch Wright of Houston; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Glen Vincent of Cat Spring; two grandkids, a sister, Wanda Miller of Winfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Peggy Raney of Mount Vernon; a brother-in-law, Ed Skidmore of Mount Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Lucille Wright of Cypress; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Larry Roy, Mark Schumacher, Cory Chester, Jerry Skidmore, Mike MIiller, and James Anderson.