Charlotte S. Wright, homemaker, volunteer

November 14, 2008|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Charlotte S. Wright, a homemaker and volunteer, died of pneumonia Nov. 1 at her Stevenson home. She was 78.

Charlotte Simpson was born and raised in Milwaukee. She was a 1947 graduate of Downer Seminary, now The University School, and earned a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1951.

She was married in 1951 to E. Hilton Wright, who worked for the A.H. Bull Steamship Co., a family-owned business.

The couple lived in Montclair, N.J., Bryn Mawr, Pa., and La Jolla, Calif., before moving to Baltimore in 1957.

At the time of his death in 1986, Mr. Wright was secretary-treasurer of the Falls Road Corp.

She was a founding board member of HopeWell Cancer Support, a nonprofit community support facility in Lutherville that earlier had been known as the Wellness Community.

Mrs. Wright had also been a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Women's Board and served on the state board of the National Cathedral.

Mrs. Wright was a longtime communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton, where services were held Nov. 5.

Surviving are a son, E. Hilton "Beau" Wright Jr. of Boston; four daughters, Julia Flanders Wright of Owings Mills, Sara Wright Gormley of Ruxton, Carol Wright Rogers of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Mydelle E. "Mina" Wright of Harvard, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren.

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