1930 Carolee Wright 2024

Carolee Wright

February 10, 1930 — March 19, 2024

Whitestown, Indiana

Carolee Wright passed away peacefully on March 19, 2024. She leaves behind an adoring family and a legacy overflowing with warmth and kindness. Carolee was born in Newton, Illinois to Virgil and Grace Babbs on February 10, 1930. Carolee was an angel on earth and will forever be an angel in heaven.

She met the love of her life, Harold Wright, on a blind date (which to those of her that knew her best, always surprised us that she was adventurous and ahead of her times to take such a leap) and they were soulmates for life. They treasured their life together along with the birth of their two children, Brian and Brenda. They were the joys of their lives.

Carolee’s talented use of a sewing needle was legendary. From crafting stunning quilts to making a meticulous hand-sewn wedding dress for her daughter, she had a special touch.

Many of her days were spent in the alteration room of Harold's Haberdashery alongside her husband and son crafting and altering garments. Many of those garments were to be worn on the most special of days for their customers. She provided only the best garments and poured love and heart into each stitch. The service and relationships she developed with her fellow townspeople were special.

She always had the time for a conversation and personal interest to whomever she dealt with. Her bright blue-eyed gaze just seemed to draw everyone in and when you spoke to her you knew she cared. She would even send home clothes from the haberdashery to customers that were ill so they could get new clothing, simply trusting the customer would send back the ones that didn’t fit.

Beyond the world of thread, she found her greatest joy in nurturing her family. She was not only a devoted wife and mother, but she took the role of grandmother and great-grandmother to be just as important. Anyone in her circle felt true unwavering and unconditional love. When you spoke, she listened, and she was the eternal cheerleader for any endeavor or thought any of us ever had. She never pursued her own interests, but rather relished in any joy her family had. When you spoke to her, you were convinced you were her favorite even though she loved us all equally.

Her warmth and tenderness were beyond comparison. She was always positive and never shared any negativity with anyone. She had an old-world charm and a gentleness too beautiful for this world. She was so intelligent but too humble for many to notice.

She loved crosswords, mind puzzles, and jigsaw puzzles to keep herself challenged and could do them faster than most of her children and grandchildren.

Family was so important to her that she took years researching family lineage and heritage to share with her children and grandchildren.

When we think of her, we will forever remember. . . warm, real, and meaningful hugs, and the sound she made when she hugged you that told you how sincere the embrace truly was, her bright blue eyes, her persimmon pudding and danish dopples, her paintings and sewing artistry, but mostly how loved she made everyone feel.

Her memory will be a comforting thread woven into the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

The family extends their deepest gratitude to the community for the outpouring of love and support at this time. We invite you to share your memories and stories of Carolee after the service or online. These reflections will be compiled, ensuring that her story continues to inspire, and her memory will endure in the hearts of those she touched.

The family also wants to thank the dedicated and caring staff and residents at The Restoracy of Whitestown.  Carolee was truly loved by the community at Restoracy.  We also thank the women of the ZCC for their numerous cards and visits.

Carolee is preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold E. Wright, and her loving sister, Genelle Sims.   

She will forever be loved and remembered by her children, Brian and Christina Wright and Brenda and Clint Duncan, grandchildren, Emily and Rob Amos, Andrew and Kennedy Geyer, Laura and David Kirby, Brandon Wright, and Ben Wright, and great-grandchildren, Gabrielle and Isabelle Amos, Phoenyx, Eli, and London Geyer, Caleb and Cole Kirby, and Brantley Wright.

For those wishing to commemorate Carolee's remarkable life, a memorial will be held where we will gather to honor her memory and the light she brought to our lives.

Memorial services will be at the Zionsville Christian Church on March 29, 2024, with visitation beginning at 3:00pm, service at 4:00pm, and a Celebration of Life after the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to the Zionsville Christian Church (120 N. Ninth St. Zionsville, IN  46077) or to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter (50 E 91st St #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240).

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carolee Wright, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, March 29, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 29, 2024

4:00 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 29, 2024

4:30 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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