Claire May Wright, 84, died May 8, 2007, in Crescent City.

She was born Oct. 9, 1922 in Manchester, New Hampshire and was a 25-year resident of Del Norte County.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul's, Meals on Wheels and the PTA .

She was also a member of the Crescent City Women's Club and TOPS.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She married John Wright, the love of her life, after a three-week courtship while he was on leave during World War II. The couple married before he was deported to England.

The marriage lasted 62 years.

After the war, the Wrights moved to California to raise their two children. After retirement they moved to Crescent City, where they enjoyed traveling the coast.

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy (David) Zaremski of Las Vegas, Nev.; her son, Chris Dancer of Crescent City; and her granddaughter, Lisa Zaremski, of Las Vegas, Nev.

A Memorial Mass was conducted Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel.