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Obituary: Marian Linn Wright

Marian Linn Wright, 93, formerly of Port Washington, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle, IN where she had resided for the past five years.

She was born on June 24, 1919 in Craig, Nebraska to Dr. H.H. Linn (professor), and Dorothy Carlson Linn. She graduated from Barnard College in 1941 with a bachelors in history and Teachers College, Columbia University in 1942 with a masters in education. Mrs. Wright was a high school history teacher in Northport, New York and married her husband, Rev. Robert Roy Wright, the Pastor of the East Northport United Methodist Church in 1944.

Marian and her husband lived in both the New York and Connecticut areas, raising their family while Bob was the pastor at various United Methodist Churches. Marian was an enthusiastic pastor’s wife, teaching Sunday School, leading Bible Study, and holding positions in the “Women’s Society” of the churches.

The Wrights lived in Port Washington for over 40 years, and loved everything about “Port”. In addition to being active members of the United Methodist Church, they loved Port Washington Library, Galloway Beach and life on Reid Avenue. Marian cherished the “Reid Avenue Ladies” who held tea parties each week, and celebrated every birthday together. 

Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Rev. Robert Wright in 2002 and her oldest son, Robert Henry Wright in 1990.

Surviving are a son, David Wright and wife Nancy Lewandowski of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Meryl Weight and husband Alec of Park City, UT; five grandchildren, Jennifer Wright Lenzi, Gabrielle Wright, Christopher Weight, Matthew Weight and Ryan Weight; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials in Marian’s name may be directed to Port Washington United Methodist Church or the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.Com