Elaine Blanche Wright

2 entries
  • "Elaine was a wonderful co-worker and friend. Her laughter..."
    - Kimberly Beltran
  • "My dear sister, you will be greatly missed. God bless you..."
    - Jackie Creech
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May 3, 1942 ~ February 26, 2017

Elaine Blanche (Quade) Wright, born May 3, 1942, passed away peacefully following a short illness on February 26, 2017. Preceded in death by her Father, Harris Quade in 1986 and her Mother, Gabrielle (Blanchette) Quade in 1993. She is survived by her two sisters, Jackie (Quade) Creech and Jeanne (Quade) Landis.

Elaine is survived by her 5 children: Jamey Wright, his wife Tina, his sons, Michael and Joshua; Tim Wright, his children, Timothy, Krista and Alyssa; Tony Wright, his daughters, Neshelle and Whitney; Jill Wright, her partner, Kenny Stratton, her daughter, Heather; and Julie (Wright) Connolly, her husband, Sean and their children, Riley and Jack. In addition to her 10 grandchildren, Elaine also has 16 great-grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Elaine is also survived by her ex-husband, James Wright. They were married for 49 years.

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts she moved with her family in 1945 to Troutdale, OR at the age of 3. Elaine grew up on 75 acres of property her parents owned on the Columbia River at the mouth of the Sandy River. Her parents owned the Sundial Beach Marina in Troutdale. She went to Reynolds High School where she met Jim and they were married on May 11, 1959. They lived in many areas before settling in Washougal, WA where they lived from 1971 until 1990 where all of their children graduated from Washougal High School. After that they lived in various places in the Vancouver, WA area.

Elaine worked 27 years for the Clark County Sheriffs Administration office and retired in 2007. After retirement, she moved to Bullhead City, AZ where she spent her days swimming and enjoying the desert sun with her two adorable cats, Gibson and Newman.

The family will have a gathering late in the summer to celebrate Elaine's life with family and friends. The date and location will be announced later.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to an Autism Organization in honor of Elaine's grandson, Riley. Donations can be made at www.autismspeaks.org or www.calautism.org
Please sign Elaine's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 12, 2017