Myrl Lorain Wright, age 95, passed away at Rosetta Assisted Living in Helena, Montana on August 18, 2019.
Myrl was born February 15, 1924 in the small farming community of Montrose, Minnesota in Wright County the daughter of Charles Fredrick and Clara Margaret Volkenant. She attended school in Montrose with her brothers Melvin, Glenn and sister, Gerry. Myrl went to Cosmetology school after high school graduation. Her first job was at the hair salon in the Dayton Department store in downtown Minneapolis.
Myrl married her high school sweetheart, Kermit Joseph Wright on July 3, 1946. She worked and helped put him through medical school. In 1951, the first of four children was born while living in family housing at the University of Minnesota. In 1956 they moved to Helena Montana where Kermit was chief of surgery at Fort Harrison. Myrl continued her career as a cosmetologist at the Princess Beauty Shop. She belonged to the Hairdressers Association and the Helena Woman's Business Association.
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Myrl was a loving mother to four children Pamela Marie Scott (Bruce), Mark Joseph Wright (Jenna), Peggy Kay Goodwin and Margot Jean Wright; Grandmother of seven, and Great grandma of fourteen. She was very involved in their lives. Besides her loving heart, her interests included cooking, baking, sewing, helping out at schools, working out at YMCA with her lady friends, gardening and church.
Myrl went by a lot of names; Myrl, mother, grandma, great grandma, Mrs. Wright and when her kids were in their teens she was known as "the Detective" and in her final year at Rosetta she was called "Miss. Myrl”.
A Celebration of her life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 6, 2019 at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 North Montana Ave. in Helena. A reception will follow the service in the social hall at the funeral home. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Myrl.