- Obituary, paper source
- Esther Mendenhall Wright
- Esther Mendenhall Wright died April 11, 1974
in Los Angeles at the age of 61 years. She
was born March 1, 1913 in California daughter of
Nellie B. Griswold and Sylvester Mendenhall. She
is survived by two sons, - Lawrence and Harold
Wright, a daughter, Mrs.
-- Alred; brothers, Fred and Dave Mendenhall; sister,
Mrs. Barbara Greenway. Sister Wright was a
graduate of UCLA and a former school teacher. Services
were held April 15, 1974 in the Long Beach Fifth
Ward Chapel with Bishop Howard R. Gonzales officiating.
He was assisted by Spencer Black, Edward L.
Wheatfill, Verne S. Handy, and Gordon Hawkins. Vocal
solo, Miriam Larsen; male quartet, Vinton Merrill,
William Beers, John Walker, and Dale Layer. Organist,
Lydia Jones. The grave was dedicated by Keith
Allred and interment was in Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David, Fred, Richard and
Donald Mendenhall, Harold Wright, and Lael Jordan.
Spongberg Mortuary directed the services.