January 18, 2018. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Barbara Lentz Wright, age 84, of Blowing Rock, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the Foley Center.
Born July 18, 1933, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late William Council and Elizabeth Sudderth Lentz.
Barbara was retired from the Blowing Rock Hospital where she was the human resources director. She was a life-long member of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and on many committees. Barbara was a member of the Board of Directors of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, was a volunteer for the Park Service, and was one of the founding members of the Blowing Rock Historical Society. She was a member of the Blowing Rock Ruritan, BRAAC, the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, and the town Board of Adjustments. She received a number of notable awards in her hometown during her lifetime, including being named a Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, Woman of the Year in 2000, and receiving a “Spirit of the Village” award in 2004, as well as the Jerry Burns Ambassadorial Award in 2014.
Barbara is survived by her children, Tom Wright and wife Dayna, Becky Steele and husband Mike, and Kenneth Wright and wife Cyndee, all of Blowing Rock, six grandchildren, Lindsay Wright Garcia and husband Jorge, Ashlyn Steele Yates and husband Dusty, Lanny Wilson and wife Jamie, Lauren Greene and husband Sid, Thomas Steele, and Tori Wright, and ten great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one grandson, Tommy Wright, one sister, Toni Coffey and one brother, Bill Lentz.
Memorial services for Barbara Lentz Wright will be conducted Sunday afternoon, January 21, 2018, at 2 PM at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 PM until 8 PM at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, PO Box 393, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 or to the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, PO Box 650, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.
Online condolences may be shared with the Wright family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Wright family.