Saturday, Jan 28, 2023

Funeral for Christine Wright

Christine Kemp Wright, 61, returned to her Heavenly Father on November 15, 2011 after complications due to injuries sustained in a horse riding accident.  She was the second of three children of Dale and Elaine Kemp and was born on December 8, 1949.  She later moved to Ogden, Utah where she graduated from Bonneville High School and later Weber State College.  She married Kenny Hansen in the Salt Lake Temple in 1970, and taught school at Davis High for four years.  They then moved to Caldwell, Idaho, and in 1982 returned to Logan, Utah.  She stayed home and raised four children, Stacie, Robert, Sabrena and Danny.  She later earned a M.Ed in Special Education from Utah State University.  In 1985, she was divorced and returned to teaching at North Cache 8-9 Center in Richmond, Utah.  She married Blair Beckstead and moved to Richmond.  They divorced in 1991, but she continued to live in Richmond and teach at North Cache.  In 1995, she was diagnosed with adenoid cystic cancer which she continued to battle until the end of her life.  In 1998, she married Gregory Wright, who remained her devoted companion throughout her illness.  As she battled cancer, she continued to teach at North Cache until 2007.  Since then she has split her time between their farm in Arbon, Idaho and her mother’s home in Ogden, Utah.

Christine was a devoted wife and mother.  Nothing in her life was more valuable to her than the love of her family.  Her children and grandchildren will miss her cheerful smile, and loving disposition.  Although struggling with her own health challenges, she was a conscientious companion and caregiver for her mother after her father died.  She enjoyed serving others and always looked for someone to help in spite of her own challenges.  She loved teaching, and enjoyed sharing her patriotism, and love of our country with her 8th grade history students.  All that knew her were touched by her courage and perseverance in the face of adversity.

She is preceded in death by her father Dale Desmond Kemp, and second husband, Blair Beckstead.  She is survived by her husband Gregory M. Wright, her four children Stacie (Grant) Stewart, Robert (Rachel) Hansen, Sabrena (Austin) Banford and Danny (Jamie) Hansen, her step-daughter Briana Wright, her mother, Elaine Kemp, her brother Gregory (Arlynn) Kemp, sister Julie (Norman) Barnes and eleven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Arbon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1353 Church Road, Arbon Valley, Idaho, 83212.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial will follow the service at Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Idaho.  Condolences may be made, or directions to the services are available at

Funeral Details
The funeral for Christine Wright will take place on
Saturday, November 19th, at 2:00,
at the Arbon LDS Church.

A viewing is from 1:00 – 2:00 at the same place.