Linda Jane Wright, 61, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 10, 2017. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her husband and children.
Linda was born in Gainesville, Texas, on October 24, 1956 and graduated from Gainesville High School. She received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education and her master's degree in counseling, both from UNT. She taught at a private school and then taught intermediate and elementary students in Sanger ISD and Callisburg ISD before becoming a counselor at the high school level. She later earned her certificate in education administration from TWU and became the Dean of Instruction at Ryan High School in Denton. Linda met her husband, Vernon "Coach" Wright Sr., through their shared passion for educating youth. They have loved life together for the past 15 years.
Linda loved nothing more than spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also loved riding her Harley, dancing, and traveling with the love of her life, Coach.
Linda was preceded in death by her step-sister, Karen Gregg. She is survived by her husband, Coach Wright Sr.; her father, Joseph (Nell) Ware; her mother, Robbie (Frank) Carson; her sister, Brenda Ware; her step-brother, Clint Dutton; her step-sister, Sharon (Terry) Hess; her son, Jeff (Deirdre) Skaggs; her daughter, Lindsay (Kyle) Jones; her step-sons, Vernon Wright Jr., Eddie Wright, and Dantrell Wright; and her step-daughter, Ashley Wright. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren: Peyton and Emma Dunworth; Cayden, Oliver, and Emily Skaggs; Kennedy, Austin, and Jack Jones; and Brenden, Ellene, and Grace Wright.
A memorial service honoring Linda will be held on Saturday, December 16, at 11 a.m. at Cross Timbers Church in Denton, Texas, and presided by Pastor Kent Sparks. A visitation will be held immediately before the service, from 10-11 a.m. The church is located at 312 W. McKinney Street. Arrangements are under the direction of Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.
The family suggests donations to MD Anderson Cancer Center or the Texas Oncology Foundation in lieu of flowers. The family would also like to specially thank VITAS Healthcare for their wonderful hospice care and their amazing staff.
Published on December 12, 2017