Lilla Jean Wright (McCullough)
Born March 24, 1929 at Edrans and married Art Wright from Wellwood in 1950. Her husband of 56 years predeceased her in 2006. Also predeceased by sister Annie and Cornie Martin, Dora and Ken Smith, brother Cecill, brother in law Don Pederson and two grand daughters Angie Wright and Teresa Bollman. Survived by sisters Marina Pederson, Betty and Bill McLaren and brother Norman and Mary McCullough, also sister in law Mable Hares.
Lovingly remembered by her seven children Edith and Larry Anderson, Eleanor and Murry Jarvis, Lester and Christine, Shirley and Garry, Glenn and Alice, David and Kathy, John and Pat. Also leaves to mourn 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Poem about a farmer's wife read by Lester, it seemed to sum up Mom's life.
God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “The farmer needs a caretaker”. So on the 9th day, God made a Farmer's wife.
God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, feed the farmer, work all day in town, come home to work alongside her farmer, make supper, and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board”. So God made a Farmer's wife.
“I need somebody with arms strong enough to keep up with the farmer yet gentle enough to cuddle a newborn baby. Somebody to run for parts, help in the fields, move trucks, deliver meals, look the farmer in the eyes and tell him 'I love you and the life we've built' – and mean it”. So god made a Farmer's wife.
God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with their newborn babies, and raise them right. I need somebody who can use a wrench and know where to find it, doesn't mind getting dirty, who can remove stains, and keep a house clean. And when its planting time and harvest season, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, the fieldwork, putting in 115 hours in a week.” So God made a Farmer's wife.
God had to have somebody willing to cancel appointments and change plans and be ready in a minute's notice for change and yet will never stop that person will never stop to complain about this way of life. So God made a Farmer's wife.
God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clean out bins and heave bails, yet gentle enough to raise kids, grand kids and bottle feed calves and tend to the house, who will drive the tractor and always pray to God about the weather. It had to be somebody who'd be able to handle the house and field work and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and wash and dry and cook and clean and remember scheduled events and feed the farmer and stock the cupboards and can everything, finish a hard week's work with a five-mile drive to Sunday Mass. So God made a Farmer's wife.
“Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes!” So God made a Farmer's wife.
He made a great mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, daughter and great friend to us all.
Close friend Rev. Gladys Anderson did the service at Neepawa Cemetery on Friday, September 11.
Whites Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
We would like to thank all of the care workers at Country Meadows for all of their love, patience and tenderness for the last 2 1/2 years.
You are an amazing bunch of great people!
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