Linda Wright

Linda Fae Talbot Wright was born in Panguitch, Utah on November 5, 1948. She returned to her Heavenly home on Sunday, July 16, 2023 after enduring the terrible effects of Dementia. Linda was the fifth child of Lawrence “Jay” and Remona Beebe Talbot. At the age of 10, Linda lost a part of her heart that she would never completely recover from, when her mother died due to complications of childbirth. Her father would later marry Juanita Alfaro Dobson and add a stepsister and stepbrother to the family. After graduating from Panguitch High School in 1968, Linda attended and graduated from the Sevier Valley Tech’s cosmetology program.

She married her lifelong sweetheart, Antone B. Wright on February 5, 1971 in Kanab, Utah. Their marriage would later become eternal in the St. George Temple in 1977. In 1979 with the help of their friends and families, Tony and Linda built a home on the south end of Kanab where they would raise their three children (Wendy, Jason, & Joe B.) and live the rest of their lives together.

Mom worked as a cosmetologist for over 30 years eventually turning her mother-in-law’s salon into Linda’s Beauty Shop. After leaving that profession, Mom and her dear friend and sister-in-law Lonnie would open the Mayor’s House, a fabric and quilting store, in Kanab. Mom loved sewing, quilting, stitchwork, and crocheting. Mom would also help out with Dad at Chuckwagon Cookouts over the years.

Mom served faithfully in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including Relief Society President, Young Womens President, and Cub Scout Leader. Later in life, Mom loved her call to serve in the library. Embarrassed by tears that were always close to the surface, Mom was never one to express her testimony vocally, but instead lived her faith in the Savior by the way she lived and how she treated those around her.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, her sister Janice, brothers Roger and Daniel, stepbrother Tommy, and others that she loved and mourned for. Mom is survived by her eternal companion Tony, daughter Wendy (Chris), sons Jason (Marisha) and Joe B. (Staci), her brothers Tom and Larry, stepsister Marveline, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services for Mom will be under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary. A viewing will be held on Friday, July 21st at 9:30 am. Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 21st at 12:00 pm at the Kanab South Chapel, 604 South 100 East, Kanab, Utah 84741. The Wrights express their sincere gratitude to Zion’s Way Hospice Care and the Beehive Home Memory Unit in St. George, Utah

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  1. Wally and lynette July 18, 2023 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Wally and nettie we was so sadden to hear of linda passing away. What a special lady to all that knew her. Wishing her family in prayers and thoughts at this time the ortons Wally and lynette

  2. Janet C. Smith July 20, 2023 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Dear Tony, Joe B, Wendy and Jason.
    Your precious Wife and Mother will be missed by all of us that knew and loved her. We never saw Linda express anything but love and caring for us all. She just didn’t get angry or annoyed with anyone. Quite a legacy to live up to! And she shared freely if anyone needed anything. You were very blessed to be in her family, or be a friend. Much love to you, Sam and Jan Smith

  3. Eldon & Paula Swapp July 21, 2023 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Tony, Jode B, Wendy & Jason,
    Our deepest sympathy is with you in the loss of your dear Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Elon & Paula Swapp

  4. LeeAnn Hamlin July 21, 2023 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear aboutzLinda Faye’s death. I grew up in Panguitchk and she just lived down the street street. I live in Roxboro, NC now and have the privilege of knowing her daughter, Wendy. I pray for blessings on the family as they go through this sad time.❤️

  5. Claudia Crump July 22, 2023 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Oh my heart aches for you all!! I loved her!! We loved our quilting, but we loved talking about our families more!!She was a special friend!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all

  6. Gregg and Sandi July 25, 2023 at 3:52 am - Reply

    Gregg and I are so sad at the loss of Linda. Even though we lived many states apart , we treasure our friendship and the memories of our times together over the past 40 years. We hold all of you close in our hearts and feel so blessed to have known and loved her. Our hugs and love to you all to find peace in knowing hers was a life well lived. Gregg and Sandi Waalkes

  7. Carlene Garrick July 30, 2023 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I loved Linda. She was always happy and fun to be around. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss of this awesome woman.

  8. Keith and Claudia Church January 22, 2024 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss Tony. Linda was so sweet and caring. We cherish the friendship we had with you both.
    Keith and Claudia Church

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