Welcome to the memorial page for

Helen Wright (Howell)

February 1, 1936 ~ April 1, 2013 (age 77)


Funeral Service
April 3, 2013

6:00 PM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
Marion, North Carolina
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Helen Howell Wright, age 77, of Nebo, passed away peacefully following an extended illness on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Hospice of Rutherford County.  A native of Mitchell County, NC, born February 1, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Ed Howell and Ruth Queen Howell.  Helen was an avid fan of Atlanta Braves, loved to cook and she had a special place in her heart for animals, especially her bird and dog.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one grandson, Cameron Mitchell and one great grandson, Aiden Phillips.

Helen is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Carroll Wright of the home; three children, Renee Wright Whisenant and husband Steve of Morganton, Randy Wright and wife Jodi of Nebo and Ricky Wright and wife Angie of Marion; one sister, Ethel Kanipe of Marion; one brother, Don Howell and wife Tinga of Marion; eight grandchildren, Jessica Wright, Lauren Whisenant Imboden and husband Matt, Jamie Wright, Tyler Whisenant, Elaina Mahan, Tiffany, Cody and Joshua Ledford and five great grandchildren also survive.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Gentry officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Burial will be at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial donations in Mrs. Wright’s memory are asked to consider Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 or McDowell County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 883, Marion, NC 28752.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Rutherford County for their kindness and loving care of Helen.

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