Norma Jean Wright


Norma Jean Wright, 88, of Encampment, passed away July 14, 2014 at Deseret Health and Rehab in Saratoga with her son by her bedside.

Norma was born to John Lester and Cynthia Gilliland on Feb. 23, 1926 in Chanute, Kan. She was married in 1943 to Delbert E. Fulps. They were blessed with two sons, Dale and Terry. Delbert passed away in 1959. She later married James Wright, they were divorced in 1965.

In 1963, Norma started her nursing career and in 1966 earned her license to be an L.P.N. nurse. She worked in nursing until retiring in 1988.

Over the years she was always remembered as a loving mother and friend to many. She loved her pets and the outdoors and was an avid football and baseball fan. She especially enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading her books and spending time with her family.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Fulps; her parents, John and Cynthia Gilliland; her sister, Doris Bloom; and an infant brother.

She is survived by her sons, Dale (Darlene) Fulps, of Rock Springs, and Terry Fulps, of Encampment; grandchildren, Donna (John) Brunner, of Wheatland, Deanna (Woody) Nobles, of Ocala, Fla. and Delbert (Shelly) Fulps, of Rock Springs;  great-grandchildren, Reuben Brunner, of Wheatland, Cherie (Josh) Rinker, of Wheatland, Cheyenne and Dillon Fulps, of Rock Springs, and Robbie Nobles, of Ocala Fla .; sister-in-law, Shirley Solomon, of Chanute, Kan .; cousin, Virginia (Ed) Cahoj, of Bolivar, Mo .; and many nieces and nephews.

A family service will be held at later date.

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