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Pauline Marie Wright

November 28, 1921 — January 24, 2019

Pauline Marie Wright

Pauline M. Wright, age 97, of Salado, formerly a lifelong resident of Killeen, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019 with her children at her side. Services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Youngsport Church of Christ and burial following at the Maxdale Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be at 10:00 am Monday, January 28, 2019 at the church. Pauline was born on November 28, 1921 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Ignazio(George) and Nardina DiBella Messina. Pauline grew up in Michigan.  She was one of a kind and a sweet soul with a giving heart.   Pauline loved to listen to Gene Autry and many other cowboy singers in that era with a dream of moving to Texas and marrying real cowboy who had to be “Mr. Right”.  Her chance came when a military family she was working for as a nannie got transferred to Ft. Hood, Texas.  They asked Pauline to escort their son to Ft. Hood after they got settled.  She travelled by bus with their son and when she got to Texas,  she secured a job at Scott and White Hospital in Temple in dietary services and rented a room from the Kegley’s who just happened to be Herman Wright’s cousins.  In 1948, the Kegley’s introduced Pauline to Herman “Wright” at a New Year’s Eve dance.  After a 13 month courtship, they were married by the Justice of the Peace in Bell County on January 28, 1950…her dream came true, she became a rancher’s wife, and the rest is history. They resided in Killeen on their ranch, southwest of Killeen, and raised five children, all lifetime members of the Youngsport Church of Christ. Pauline was a very classy lady who could process a deer and turn it into a gourmet meal.  Pauline loved to cook meals for her family and friends, but had a special talent for making beautiful wedding cakes.  She enjoyed caring for her children and grandchildren who all adored her because she made each one of them feel special and dearly loved each one of them. Pauline is survived by her son, Herman Lee Wright, Jr. and companion, Belinda Robertson; daughters, Debbie Gallaway-Jones and husband, Billy Ray, Beverly Boggs and husband Donny, Nancy Green and husband, Leslie, Carolyn Dickey and husband, Mike.  Twelve grandchildren, Darrell Lee Wright, Lea Anne Palmer (Bill), Heath Wright, Tammy Balch (Eric), Trey Gallaway (Julie), Billy Ray Boggs (Shannon), Ravyn Brown (Shane), Tanner Boggs, Pecos Smith, Kyrbie White(Will), Victoria Brown(Nick), and Luke Dickey.  She had 21 great grandchildren and three great-great granddaughters.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her remembrance to St. Judes Childrens Hospital and the Texas Shriners Childrens Hospital for her love of children, especially those children and families in crises.  
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