Beverly Marie (Maness) Wright

December 8, 1930 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 90)


Beverly M. Wright, 90, longtime Heppner resident, died Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Pendleton. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the Heppner Masonic Cemetery.

She was born December 8, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Ethel Marie Simacek, Ethel married William Maness and they lived in St. Paul, Minnesota until Beverly was ten years old, they then moved to Oregon, living in Portland, Hardman, Lena, and Rhea Creek. She attended school at Hardman and Heppner. After high school she moved to Pendleton to live with her mother and stepdad, Jack Perkins. Beverly worked for a time at the telephone company before cleaning houses to make a living.

She met and married the love of her life, Albert Wright from Rhea Creek when he was home after his discharge from the Navy. The couple was married in Portland, on September 19, 1950. They started their married life at Hardman, but also lived on Rhea Creek, Lebanon, Oregon, and Sweet Home, Oregon before the ranch on Rhea Creek needed them back. The lived at the ranch until their three children graduated from high school. Beverly lived at their home in Heppner until 2019 when she moved to Willow Creek Terrace Assisted Living in Heppner and then on to Sun Terrace in Hermiston in 2020, she lived at McKay Creek Estate in Pendleton until her death.

Survivors include, sons, Larry Welte and his wife Stephanie, Dean Wright, daughter Dianna Hoeft and her husband Gerald, grandchildren Becca Jazmine, Angie Currin, AJ Wright, Jeremy Wright, Stephanie Moody, Bryan Wright, Grant Wright, Derek Hoeft, Amy Osmin and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert Wright and a son David Wright. Memorial contributions may be made to Willow Creek Terrace, 400 Frank Gilliam Drive, Heppner, OR 97836 or to Pioneer Memorial Hospice, PO Box 9, Heppner, OR 97836.

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Graveside Service
November 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Heppner Masonic Cemetery

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