Pattiann Wright, 77, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at the Ogden Manor. She was born on February 18, 1935, in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Opal (Moore) Fulks, and graduated from High School in Decatur, Illinois, and furthered her education at Millikin University in Decatur.
In 1957, Pat was united in marriage to Richard R. Wright. The couple lived in Carbondale, Illinois, and Ames, Iowa, before establishing their home north of Ogden. Pat taught piano and voice, as well as horseback riding. She was employed by Iowa State University for more than 30 years, where she worked in five different schools and also had served as Secretary to the Dean of Architecture. She retired in 2002.
Pat was a voracious reader. She loved all animals, but horses were always the most special. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Pattiann is survived by her daughter, Diana (Herb) Skarbek of Spring, Texas; son, Don Wright of Ogden, Iowa; five grandchildren, Eric Wright (Jessica Lorenzen), Jessica McCarthy, Gwen (Nathan) Christenson, Neal Skarbek, and Kyle Skarbek.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Richard "Dick" Wright in June of 1986.