Marjorie C. Wright, teacher and active Republican

October 12, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Marjorie C. Wright, a former schoolteacher and longtime Parkville resident, died of heart failure Oct. 4 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 81.

Born Marjorie Crouch in Denbo, Pa., and raised in Blainesburg, Pa., she was a 1945 graduate of East Pike Run Township High School.

Mrs. Wright earned her bachelor's degree in 1948 from what is now California University of Pennsylvania, in California, Pa.

She began teaching at Blainesburg Elementary School and moved to Baltimore in 1952.

She taught at Glenmont Elementary School in Northeast Baltimore and then retired from the Rosedale Elementary School in the 1960s.

She was a "staunch, lifelong Republican" and was active in the local GOP, said her husband of 58 years, John A. Wright, a retired Overlea High School industrial arts teacher.

Mrs. Wright was an avid bridge player and enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends.

She was a member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church, 5532 Harford Road, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mary E. Wright of Carney, Carol W. Bowers of Shrewsbury, Pa., and Betty L. Kreder of Jacobus, Pa.; and a granddaughter.

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