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“so sorry to read of Pat's passing -- I had no idea until just now...had tried calling a few times after I was out of the hospital and on the mend......Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: c lehtola - gainesville, FL

“Diana and Don, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. So many of my main childhood memories (holiday family gatherings and countless horse shows)...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Reichard Switalski - FL

“She was my best friend as I started married life. She and her husband Dick shared many precious moments throughout our life's with family and...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Reichard - West Des Moines, IA

“Wanted to send our love and thoughts to you all. You are family - our pasts are entwined. I am fortunate that my memories are all of "Mom #2" - with...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Hutton Eyer - WA

“So saddened to hear my cousin, Patti Ann, has passed. She and I and my sister, Judy, played together several summers from the time we were about 9-10...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Frederick J. Shue - Ft. Myers, FL

“It was an honor to know Patti. We have so many delightful memories of her and Dick -- the Friday afternoon POET parties and weekend stay-overs with...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy and Neal Bowers - Ames, IA

“So sorry for your loss Don. You will be in our thoughts and our prayers .Sincerely Deb and Greg Cox ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Deb and Greg Cox--DeeAnn Willets sister - IA

“Mary and I was sorry to hear about Patti's death. I was a colleague of her husband's for many years in the ISU English Dept. My wife and I knew...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Bataille Mary Howard - Ames, IA

“I will always hear Patti's adorable laugh in my mind when I drove up on my scooter one day. Her laugh and smile made the jaunt worth while. She was...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: DeeAnn Willett - Boone, IA

“You are in my thoughts and prayers, Life is not always easy but remember the good times. In Sympathy & Friendship ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Shirley Erickson - Boone, IA

“Diana, Don and families: I am so very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was my favorite piano teacher, and what I learned from her I...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Victoria Van Voorhis - Ames, IA

“I am so sorry to hear about Pattiann's passing. I got to know her as her insurance agent. We are both animal lovers and enjoyed exchanging dog...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Vicky Randolph - Ogden, IA

“So sorry to hear of Pattiann's death. I always enjoyed running into her in the grocery store and catching up. She was always so upbeat and just made...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Sue McConnell

“Don,Dianna & family, I am so sorry to hear of Pattiannn . She was a very neat person,unfortunatly our lives end & the finale good-byes are all so...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Wright - Woodward, IA

Pattiann Wright, 77, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at the Ogden Manor.

Pat's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Thursday, December 27, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden, Iowa. For obituaries and online condolences visit:

Pattiann Fulks was born on February 18, 1935, in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Opal (Moore) Fulks.

Pat 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.

Among the survivors are 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 was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Richard "Dick" Wright in June of 1986.

Memorials may be left to the familiy's discreation or the Boone Area Humane Society, 228 16th St. West, Boone, Iowa 50036