Karen Wright

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary
1625 North High Street
Lakeport, California, United States
(707) 263-0357
Celebration of Life to follow

Obituary of Karen Arlene Wright

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On Saturday July 22nd, 2023, Karen Arlene Wright passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 79. She was born in Alameda, CA on November 18, 1943 to William J. and Arlene M. Talkin. Her family moved to Lake County in the 1950's, where she worked for the family business, The Baywood Beach Resort, throughout her high school years. She attended Upper Lake High School where she met the love of her life, James L. Wright. They went on to get married in 1961 and had three children, Christine, Laura, and Daniel. As a young mother, Karen often worked in the orchards, quite literally "with a baby on her back" as she often took all three children with her. In the late 70's, she opened her own plant boutique in Nice, CA, where she also taught macrame. Once the children started school, she worked as a teacher's aide at Upper Lake Elementary School for many years. In the early 90's, Karen and her daughter, Laura, opened up their own family business, The Wright Look Hair and Nail Salon, where Karen worked as a manicurist. Karen loved her family dearly. Christmas was her favorite time of year, it was an "all month" event for her. Karen and Jim were well known for their annual Christmas parties. Karen is survived by her daughters, Christine (Rex) and Laura; son, Daniel (Nancy); her 8 grandchildren, Cody, Tyler, Bryan, Miranda, Jared, Rob, Dylan and Hailey; and 4 great-grandchildren, Josiah, Lennon, Desmond and Rozlyn. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim Wright. A Memorial Service will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary on Saturday, August 26th at 11:00 AM. A Celebration of Life will follow at Jim and Karen's home in Upper Lake.
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