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Wanda (Joyce) Wright Jan. 6, 1948 – Oct. 24, 2019

Celebration of Life


November 9, 2019

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Wanda (Joyce) Wright.

In the presence of family, Joyce went to meet the Lord on October 24, 2019, in Bakersfield, California. She was born on January 6, 1948 in Wasco, California. She was a loving wife, mother in law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

Joyce is preceded in death by her father Robert Tharp, mother Gussie Tharp, sister Vera Dallas and daughter De Anna Debra Wright.

Joyce is survived by husband Jack Wright, sons Larry Wright and Gary Wright, daughters-in-law Stephanie Wright and Kim Wright, sisters Robbie Umholtz, Carolyn Ricketts and Debra Russell, brother Hairston Tharp, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed living in Tehachapi, the weather, shops and attending Abundant Life Church.

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at Abundant Life Church, 19434 W. Valley Blvd., in Tehachapi. The service will be officiated by Pastor Baxter Parent.


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