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Dorthy Jo Wright

March 16, 1934 — November 23, 2022


Dorthy Jo Wright

Dorthy Jo Talley Wright, age 88, a beloved child of God, of Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away on November 23, 2022 at Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad New Mexico.

Dorthy was born on March 16, 1934 in Saint Jo, Texas to Charley Walter and Cora Ethel Laceman Talley. She married John Bolton Wright on March 6, 1955 in Roswell, New Mexico. The couple resided in Hagerman, New Mexico. They owned and operated a Mobile service station in Hagerman.

Dorthy moved to Carlsbad New Mexico in 1980. She worked as a service station cashier and as a personal care giver before retiring.

Dorthy was an active member of Dayspring Fellowship Church. She was also active at the San Jose Senior Center. Dorthy loved her family, friends, and God.

Survivors are her daughter, Levelta Jenkins and husband, Alan, son Henry Wright and wife, Janel, son Arthur Wright, twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, brother, Donald Talley and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorthy was preceded in death by her husband John Bolton Wright, her parents Charley Walter and Cora Ethel Laceman Talley, four sons: Johnny Wright, Gordon Wayne Wright, Charles Wright, and Walter Wright, two daughters: Madge Alice Wright and Yvonne Lanett Wright, five brothers: J. A. Talley, Walter Talley, Bill Talley, Charles Talley, and Dickie Talley and four sisters: Nita Wall, Nadine Whiteside, Lawana Hall Autrey and Marie Massey and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 pm Friday, December 2, 2022 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home. Funeral Services are at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Dayspring Fellowship Church in Carlsbad, New Mexico with Pastor Brett Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Hagerman Cemetery in Hagerman, New Mexico.

Pallbearers will be Robert Hall, Michael Hall, David Hall, Henry Wright, Randy Wright, Luke White and Dustin White.

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