Aretta Wright

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Aretta (Thrasher) Wright, 86, passed away May 15, 2014.

She was married to Roy Wright 69 years ago and they began a beautiful journey together. Aretta and Roy had three children, Danny, Sharon and Mark. Danny and Sharon preceded Aretta in death after long battles with cancer. Aretta is survived by her husband, Roy, and son, Mark.

Aretta enjoyed cooking for a crowd and never disappointed with the variety or surplus of food. Aretta enjoyed travel, listening to gospel music and talking politics. She and Roy were able to share St. Louis with whoever came to visit. Aretta also loved to go to Branson and enjoy a show or two, especially the Baldknobbers.

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought Joy to Aretta's life. Her grandchildren are, Ruth Dale and husband Terry, Sara Spencer and husband Derek, Rebekah Swasend and husband Flint, John Wright and wife Erica, Danny Wright and Jeff Wright.

Aretta's Great-grandchildren include, Jonathan Dale and wife Kelly, Madeleine Spencer, Kinsey Schneider and husband Eric, Margaret Spencer, Garrett Carver, Logan Dale, Hunter Carver, Quinten Berkompas, Elizabeth Berkompas, Lydia Berkompas, Kali Wright and Cooper Berkompas. Aretta was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Brittany Carver.

Aretta is survived by her sister, Dean, and husband Joe Martellero, her sister-in-law, Anita Hogard, nieces, nephews andseveral friends who were like family. She was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Thrasher, and her brother-in-law, Langdon Hunter.

Funeral services were held May 20, 2014, at Hutchens Mortuary in Florissant, Mo.