Jill Wright, 55, Roland

Jill Wright, 55, Roland

Jill Ann Wright lost her battle with depression on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at her home in Roland, Iowa.

Jill was born on August 10, 1962, in Webster City, Iowa, to Kenneth and the late Myra Magnuson. Jill grew up in Ellsworth and attended South Hamilton Schools and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University, and later, an endorsement in Special Education.

Jill married Marvin Wright on June 11, 1983, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, Iowa. The couple eventually settled in Roland, where they raised their three children and Jill taught at Roland-Story Middle School until 2016.

Jill loved to read, travel, bake goodies, and spend time with her children and grandchildren. Jill is survived by her husband, Marvin; her father, Kenneth Magnuson; three children, Curtis (Andrea) Wright, Rachel (Jordan) Walbaum, and Mark Wright; grandchildren, Annie and Cooper Walbaum; and her sister, Jean (John) Darnell. Her mother, Myra Magnuson, proceeded her in death on June 15, 2017.

Jill was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be dearly missed.

Services will be held at Bergan Church in Roland, Iowa on Sunday January 21 at 3 pm with a visitation hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Way of Story County. Soderstrum Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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