Ardyce Wright

Jan 30, 1927 - Dec 7, 2011
Ardyce Wright of Riverton died on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 84.

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverton with Pastor David Magruder officiating.

A brief service before burial will be held at 2 p.m. at Oregon Trail Cemetery in Casper.

Born on Sunday, Jan. 30, 1927, in Hoskins, Neb., Ardyce Mittelstaedt was the daughter of Herb and Irene (Bauman) Mittelstaedt. She grew up and attended parochial school there, being graduated in 1945.

On Oct. 27, 1946, she married Mervin Wright in Hoskins. They moved to Casper in 1953, and resided there until 1975, when they moved to Cheyenne. Upon retirement, they traveled for several years and then settled in Clovis, N.M. In 1998, they returned to Casper. After Mr. Wright died, she relocated to Riverton in 2000, to be closer to family.

While working in Casper, she was one of the first employees of Community Television, the first cable TV provider in Casper. The remainder of her working career was spent at Mountain Bell, where she worked in Casper, Riverton and Cheyenne, retiring in 1984.

Her family said Mrs. Wright's interests included reading, country music, the Denver Broncos, crossword puzzles, and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merv, in 1999; son-in-law, Jim Nethercott, in 2009, and brother Jerry, Mittelstaedt, in 2010.

She is survived by her, daughter, Judy Nethercott of Riverton; son, Steve Wright and his wife Pam of Springville, Utah; grandchildren, Jason Wright of Sand Springs, Okla., Todd Nethercott and wife Sally of Alexandria, Va., Troy Nethercott and wife Slavka of Leesburg, Va., Joshua Wright of Springville, Utah, Tara Nethercott-Leazenby and husband Robert of Cheyenne and Ashley Urie and husband Dustin of Springville, Utah; her sister, Janette Amen and husband Bob of Lincoln, Neb., and three great grandsons with two more expected in the spring.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran School in Riverton, the Arthritis Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

On-line condolences may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.