Denise Madeline Wright

Wednesday 21st of April 1926 - Thursday 7th of March 2019

Denise Madeline Wright



Mar 10, 2019 (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Funeral Ceremony

Mar 10, 2019 (2:30 pm )

Milward - Southland

391 Southland Dr., Lexington, KY

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Mar 11, 2019 (1:30 PM )

Camp Nelson National Cemetery

6980 Danville Road, Nicholasville, Kentucky

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Denise Wright, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky.  She was born April 21, 1926 in Paris, France.  She fell in love with a young man from Faubush, Kentucky named Lowern Wright who she met at the WWII victory in Europe street dance in Paris on May 8th 1945.   They were married in Paris 2 years later.   Denise had an extended family in France.  Her parents were Jean and Clemence Hermabessiere.

Denise lived life to the fullest.  She had a BS in Mathematics from New Mexico State University.  She painted beautiful watercolor paintings and took Spanish and YOGA classes.  She was always active in the community, volunteering to help people with their taxes at the library and driving people to YOGA classes.

When Denise met someone, she made it a point to learn their name and something special about them. This was important to her even up to the time of her death.

Denise took classes at UK into her 80’s.  A student  sitting next to her  in an Excel class asked her why she was taking the class, she said, “ I want to keep learning and keep my brain going.”

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Lowern Wright an Army veteran.  She has 3 children.  Wil Wright (Pomme, spouse), Colleen Robisheaux (Joe, spouse) and Caroline Wright (Newtie, Petit Chien, beloved granddog).  Her grandchildren are Danielle, Natalie (Tyler, spouse), Callie, Angela(Colleen), Amanda(Wil). One great grandchild Sophie (Danielle,Mom).

Services will be at Milward Funeral Home, Southland location, 391 Southland Drive, Lexington.   

Visitation will be on Sunday, 1pm-230PM March 10th and service to follow at 230PM.

Burial will be on Monday Mar 11 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery 6980 Danville Road, Nicholasville, Ky. at 1:30PM. 

Guest Book

Monique Winther


Dear Colleen, Caroline and Wil, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of my dear friend Denise. She was a delightful person to know and I will never forget her beautiful smile. I am very sad that I will be unable to attend the visitation and service as I am flying to France today. My sister is critically ill and I am told that death is imminent. However, my husband Paul will come and represent me. I send my saddened regards to all three of you and your families, Monique Winther

2 months ago