In Memory

Sue Silk (Wright)

Sue Silk (Wright)

It is with heavy heart that I make this announcement.  We have been notified of the passing of Susan Silk-Wright through another classmate Janet Carruth Nelson.

Sue passed away Saturday, September 20 in Ogden Utah.  She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gerald Wright, three sons, one daughter, and eleven grandchildren, and her sister Lois Silk.

Sue spent her entire career in teaching.  A profession for which she had great passion.

Services will be held Saturday, September 30,2017 at 11:00 am at Lindquist Ogden Mortuary  3408 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, Utah.

Visitation at Lindquist Ogden Mortuary Friday, September 29  6:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturday, September 30, 9:30am - 10:30am.

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09/30/17 06:31 PM #1    

Ronald Curtis

Ron and Jan Curtis had the opportunity to attend the Friday evening viewing at the mortuary for Susan Silk Wright. There was a small group, mostly family. Susan had been a good friend of Jan's growing up. When they were young they attended church together. About the time Sue graduated from high school the Silk family moved from their home on Elizabeth to a home on Hildreth only one house away from the home where Ron grew up. Ron's sister Debbi Egan Randall became good friends with Sue's younger sister Lois.

Lois told us that Sue had been having some health issues for about a year. She had some memory issues and had lost quite a bit of weight. She had numerous medical exams and testing done that did not show anything wrong. Only a day or two before she passed she was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She has a beautiful family that will miss her greatly. 

Susan Carol Silk Wright, 70, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She was born on November 18, 1946, in South Gate, California, the daughter of Albert and Betty Louise Sack Silk. She grew up in South Gate and moved to Provo, Utah when she was 18 to attend Brigham Young University.

While there, she met Gerald Weston Wright. They were married on August 24, 1965, in the Oakland California LDS Temple. Susan earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and taught for more than 20 years at Roy Elementary School before retiring in 2008.

Susan was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in various callings in Relief Society and Primary. She especially enjoyed serving as a music leader in the ward and for youth at the observation and assessment facility in North Ogden.

Susan enjoyed art, music (especially the Marimba), cooking, dancing, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling. Susan is survived by her husband, Gerald Wright, Ogden; children, Kenneth Gerald (Christi) Wright, Layton, Jeffrey Allen (Meredith) Wright; Highlands Ranch, CO; Amy Sue Wright (Stephan) Filiaga, Pleasant View; and Jonathan David (Michelle) Wright, Ogden; 11 grandchildren; and sister, Lois L. Silk. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Betty Silk.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist"s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist"s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.

Date of Birth : Nov 18 1946

10/01/17 03:34 PM #2    

Janet Carruth (Nelson)

Sue and I were good friends during our junior and senior high school years, and went to BYU together after we graduated. We were not room-mates in the dorm but our rooms were on the same floor very close to each other, so I was also able to meet and get to know Jerry a little after they met. I was also one of her bridesmaids at her wedding. We lost touch for a while, but were able to visit with each other at her home many years later sometime in the '80's. 

I met Sue's daughter, Amy, at Weber State University in Ogden Utah about 10 or 15 years ago and was her academic advisor during her years in the Teacher Education Department. After my husband and I moved to Pleasant View Utah a couple of years ago, I discovered that we now live in Amy's neighborhood. After I learned of Sue's passing, Amy's daughter shared with me a little brown photo holder that Sue had kept all these years that contained senior pictures of many of our classmates. 

Sue was an amazing woman who went back to school after raising her kids to receive her degree in Elementary Education. She was a terrific teacher who loved her students and they loved her. She will be greatly missed by many people. 

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