February 8, 1962 - August 6, 2021
Bernice (Martinez) Wright, 59, died Friday, August 6, 2021. She was born on February 8, 1962 in Nageezi, NM, to Frankie & Juanita Martinez.
Bernice met her husband Daryl in Farmington, NM and they were married on January 8, 1980. She graduated from Kirtland Central High school and raised a family with her husband in Kirtland, NM. During her 25 year career as a legal assistant, she worked with judges, lawyers, and many people through the San Juan County Justice System. Bernice was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and rode all over the western United States. She loved to travel, see new places, and meet new people. She was always happiest when spending time with her grandchildren and her family. Bernice ended her journey through cancer after enduring hardships, achieving life-changing milestones, leading the way for others through trial-studies, and finally resting from the six-year long journey in peace.
Bernice was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, Franklin Martinez. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Daryl Wright; two children, Jared Wright of Durango, CO and Janessa Wheat (Matthew) of Farmington, NM, two grandchildren, Charlotte & Josephine Wheat; one brother, Gene Martinez (Delphine) of Window Rock, AZ, and one sister, Marlena Iongi (Fasi), of Provo, UT.
Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the American Cancer Society. (www.cancer.org)