Grandma Wright

My Grandma passed away unexpectedly last week. She fell and broke her hip on Monday, went in for surgical repair the next day and passed away after a successful surgery.
We are still in shock.
We are relieved knowing that she did not suffer or have any pain.
She is up in heaven with my Grandpa Wright, reunited after many years of being separated.
I also imagine my Grandma Marge has been toting her around introducing her to all of her golfing lady friends, family, and likewise, I’m sure Grandma Wright is introducing her to all of her family and friends.
I miss my Grandma already.
make sure you hug your loved ones a little longer today,
call a grandparent, take them flowers, or dinner, or just go spend time with them.
Life can change in an instant.
Time is precious. Spend it with the ones you LOVE.
Diz & I with my Grandma at our wedding
Ardyce Wright of Riverton died on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 84.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverton with Pastor David Magruder officiating.

A brief service before burial will be held at 2 p.m. at Oregon Trail Cemetery in Casper.

Born on Sunday, Jan. 30, 1927, in Hoskins, Neb., Ardyce Mittelstaedt was the daughter of Herb and Irene (Bauman) Mittelstaedt. She grew up and attended parochial school there, being graduated in 1945.

On Oct. 27, 1946, she married Mervin Wright in Hoskins. They moved to Casper in 1953, and resided there until 1975, when they moved to Cheyenne. Upon retirement, they traveled for several years and then settled in Clovis, N.M. In 1998, they returned to Casper. After Mr. Wright died, she relocated to Riverton in 2000, to be closer to family.

While working in Casper, she was one of the first employees of Community Television, the first cable TV provider in Casper. The remainder of her working career was spent at Mountain Bell, where she worked in Casper, Riverton and Cheyenne, retiring in 1984.

Her family said Mrs. Wright’s interests included reading, country music, the Denver Broncos, crossword puzzles, and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merv, in 1999; son-in-law, Jim Nethercott, in 2009, and brother Jerry, Mittelstaedt, in 2010.

She is survived by her, daughter, Judy Nethercott of Riverton; son, Steve Wright and his wife Pam of Springville, Utah; grandchildren, Jason Wright of Sand Springs, Okla., Todd Nethercott and wife Sally of Alexandria, Va., Troy Nethercott and wife Slavka of Leesburg, Va., Joshua Wright of Springville, Utah, Tara Nethercott-Leazenby and husband Robert of Cheyenne and Ashley Urie and husband Dustin of Springville, Utah; her sister, Janette Amen and husband Bob of Lincoln, Neb., and three great grandsons with two more expected in the spring.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran School in Riverton, the Arthritis Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice in care of the
Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line condolences may be made at:

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.


5 thoughts on “Grandma Wright

  1. Ann says:

    So sorry about your Grandma, Ash! It’s good that she passed away quickly and without pain. She was one tough lady, I can totally see where you get your motivation and drive from! 🙂


  2. emlizalmo says:

    Goodness gracious, you have had yucky stuff in your life lately. 😦 I am so sorry. She looks like she was a dear, dear woman. I am so glad you are finding comfort in knowing she and here husband are together. That knowledge had brought me SO much peace.


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