Ruth Wright

Ruth Wright Ruth Garrison Wright, 91, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Ruth was born June 22, 1922 in Raleigh, N.C. The first 10 years of her life were spent in Raleigh, New York, Tallahassee, and Chattanooga following her fathers employment as a civil engineer. They settled in Moultrie, Ga. Upon graduating from Florida State University, Ruth accepted a job as a social worker in Bradenton, Fla. After a short time there, she moved to Chattanooga, to accept a position with the Girl Scouts of America. It was here that she went on a blind date and met her husband of 50 years, John Peale Wright. After Johns retirement from American National Bank, the husband and wife team traveled around the world living out and proclaiming the gospel of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, John; and daughter, Peggy Wright Stubbs. She is survived by her son, John Peale Wright Jr.; daughters, Ruth (Bob) Stewart, and Mary (David) Walker. She is also survived by many dear grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother, sister, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth will be remembered by her loving Christian spirit. She had a sparkle in her blue eyes and a beautiful gentle, gracious, kind and patient spirit about her. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. today, March 3, at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church followed by a memorial service in the sanctuary. Contributions may be sent in her honor to Chattanooga Christian Community Foundation, dba The Generosity Trust, 736 Market St., Suite 1402, Chattanooga, TN 37402; Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, 316 North Bragg Ave., Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 or the charity of your choice. The family thanks you for your prayers and concern at this time. A family burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, at the foot of historic Lookout Mountain, St. Elmo 423-821-7551. Share your memories, stories and photos at

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