Katherine "Kay" Janet Wright

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Katherine "Kay" Janet Wright, 76, of Payson, died at her home on June 1, 2007 in Payson.

She was born on March 24, 1931 in Lancaster, Penn. On Oct. 24, 1949, she married Bob Wright in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1991, they moved from Pavilion, N.Y. to Payson to retire. She was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Payson.

Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert Wright of Payson; daughter Jo-Etta Salazar and husband, Art, of Mesa; sons Robert Wright and wife, Karen, of Mesa, and Patrick Wright and wife, Wendy, of Payson; three grandsons, Jesus Robert Salazar of Mesa; William Patrick Wright of Payson, and Alexander Thomas Wright of Payson; and her dog, Jasmine.

She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Todd, mother, Etta Todd and stepmother, Francis Todd.

A private family service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.

Donations may be made in her name to the Payson Humane SocIety, 812 S. McLane Road, Payson, AZ 85541 or to Rim Country Hospice Foundation, c/o RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.

An online guestbook is available at www.messingerpayson.com.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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