Logan Herald Journal, 10/12/12
Ada Louise Johnson Chatterton Wright, 93, of Logan, former Franklin, Idaho, resident, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Logan Regional Hospital following a sudden illness. She was born April 22, 1919, in Richmond, Utah, a daughter of Frans Gustav and Elna Eugenia Pearson Johnson. She was raised in Richmond and attended Park School and graduated from North Cache High School. Following graduation, she worked as secretary for North Cache Seminary and later as secretary at North Cache High School.
She married Ariel Chatterton in 1942. They had four sons, A. Kent Chatterton, Bryon Chatterton, Michael Chatterton and Scott Chatterton. In 1959 Ariel died of cancer. She married G. Gerald Wright in 1963 and in 1965, Gerald passed away.
She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and began singing at funerals at the age of 8. She has sung at hundreds of funerals over the years. She worked at Prudential Savings and Loan in Preston for several years and later worked at Lewiston State Bank.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings in all the auxiliaries of the church, especially in music. She organized and directed the Wright Connection, a woman’s singing group that performed throughout the valley for several years.
She taught vocal lessons for 35 years to hundreds of talented students, many of which have gone on to win various singing awards throughout the Intermountain West. She was a talented cook and published a cookbook, “Recipes from the Wright Kitchen,” which went through several publications. She kept herself busy with quilting and handwork of all kinds. She also enjoyed gardening and keeping a beautiful yard.
She has enjoyed living at Legacy House Assisted Living in Logan for the past several years. She is survived by her four sons, Kent (Barbara) Chatterton of Weiser, Idaho, Bryon (Cheryl) of Edmond, Okla., Michael (Julie) Chatterton of Smithfield, Utah, and Scott (Paige) Chatterton of Boise, Idaho. She is also survived by two stepchildren, Ramon (Lorraine) Wright of Franklin, Idaho, and JoAnn (Bud) Packard of Boise, Idaho; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 33 step-great-grandchildren and nine step-great-greatgrandchildren; and brother Dale Johnson of American Fork, Utah. She was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister and her two husbands.
Funeral services will be held at noon Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in the Franklin 2nd Ward chapel. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nelson Funeral Home, 85 S. Main St. in Smithfield, and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.
Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.nelsonfuner