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Elizabeth Ann Wright


Elizabeth Ann Wright, 82 formerly of Dilley, died on July 4, 2020, in Schulenburg. She was born on October 16, 1937 in Houston to parents William Owen Shofner and Vaud Caver Shofner.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Ann is survived by her children William Bradley Wright, Tracy Wright Avant, Courtney Wright Bennett, daughter-in-law Kim Wright and her grandchildren Ross Wright Avant and Paige Elizabeth Wright and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She attended Steven F. Austin High School and was active in numerous clubs while there, including the Future Nurses Club. She graduated with honors in 1955 and continued her education at the University of Houston, earning a degree in Nursing in 1958 and later that year received her Texas State Board Certification, specializing in Telemetry and Oncology. Her career led her to numerous hospitals and private practices throughout South Texas. She was a member of the Texas Nurses Association for over 50 years.

As a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dilley, she served as the Steven Ministry Coordinator, Eucharistic Minister and belonged to the Christian Womens Club, Lions Club, Pearsall and Dilley Chamber of Commerce to name a few.

Due to the issues and restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, public visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 13 with a Rosary at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall. Mass and interment were private affairs for family only.

Burial followed in the Dilley Cemetery next to her mother.

An online guestbook is available at For those wishing to honor her memory through memorials, the family suggests they be sent to The family selected the TPAPN fund for donations or to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box N, Dilley, Tx. 78017.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.