Mary Courtney Wright Bennett died on Friday, August 21, 2020 from injuries suffered in an accident on August 11 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born in Pearsall on January 14, 1970.
Courtney was the youngest of three children and the second daughter born to William Wiley Wright formerly of Floresville, now residing in Pleasanton and Elizabeth Ann Wright, formerly of Houston and final residence of Dilley. Ann was buried in Dilley on July 14, 2020.
She is survived by her sister Tracy Wright Avant of Dilley, nephew Ross Wright Avant of New York, brother Bradley Wright (Kim) and niece Paige Elizabeth Wright, all of Hallettsville, and her father and his wife Linda of Pleasanton.
Mary attended Pearsall elementary school. She transferred as a sixth grader and attended the Alamo Heights junior school where she later graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1988.
She won a variety of awards while in junior high and high school, specifically in tennis. She was on the Alamo Heights High School varsity tennis team under esteemed coach Larry Oxford. She was also a member of the Alamo Heights High School band. She was in numerous clubs all throughout her junior high and high school years while at Alamo Heights. She went on to further her education at San Antonio College and received a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She went on and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio studying Child Development.
Courtney began her career in Fashion Merchandising while working at Frost Brothers in San Antonio. She later studied in the field of Cosmetology and embarked on a lifelong career which led her to many cities while traveling. Over three decades she worked for many cosmetic lines and brands, representing their companies and products, including Estee Lauder, Chanel, Joe Malone and IT. She was a member of the team at the Sephora in The Biltmore Scottsdale. She had a brief move to another Sephora in Wichita, Kansas before moving back to Phoenix. She was currently working at San Tan Village as COVID-19 hit the country.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a gravesite memorial on September 7 at 10 a.m. at the Dilley Cemetery in Dilley.