Lela Alene (Sandy) Wright, 81 passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 26, 2021 in Oxnard, CA.
Sandy, (Alene to family) was born on July 7, 1939 in Hemphill County, Texas to James and Zada Wood. She moved to Bristol, Tennessee with her family where she went to school and lived until she married Walter Eugene (Gene) Tuttle in 1957. They had 3 children. Gene was in the Navy, and due to military life, they moved frequently and finally settled in the Puget Sound in Washington State. Sandy remarried in 1980 to Douglas Wesley Wright, a Naval Officer. She remained in the Pacific Northwest for over 50 years until 2018 when she moved to Oxnard to be with family.
Sandy is preceded in death by husband, Douglas Wright and brother Raymond Wood. She is survived by son, Curt Tuttle of Atlanta, GA, daughters Karen Burch and Jodi Masters of Oxnard, CA; stepsons Ron and Rich Wright; grandchildren, Christina Burch, Jessica Burch, Sean Tuttle and Casey Tuttle, Alexa Masters, and Eric Masters; great-grandchildren Conner Burch, Hannah Tuttle, and Lillianna Farmer. She leaves behind sisters Betty Cross of Bristol, TN, Cleta Pontillo of Jefferson, MD and brother Johnny Wood of Amarillo, TX, sisters-in-law Diane Wood and Rose Wood as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Sandy worked many different jobs, including a policewoman, dental assistant, administrative assistant at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, and office manager for Doug's financial planning business. She loved music and sang in church choirs her whole life. She recently attended Ventura Missionary Church and Great Life Church in Ventura. Sandy spent most of her days reading at the beach and watching the ocean waves which brought her peace and joy. She was dearly loved and will be missed.
The family will be holding a private memorial in Oxnard on May 1, 2021.
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