Barbara Marie Wright

Jun 28,1948---Dec 14,2020

Barbara Marie Wright, 72, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on December 14, 2020 in Albuquerque.  Barbara was born June 28, 1948 in La Junta, Colorado to Harold Edward & Barbara Maxine Hughes.  She graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1966. Barbara was a free spirit who had many adventures.  She participated in competitive sports including motorcycle racing, water skiing, snow skiing, softball and basketball.  She won countless trophies for racing and won many country dance competitions across the Southwest region.  She played softball and basketball well into her 60s winning several Senior Olympics medals.  After a lifetime of pursuing various career interests, Barbara retired in 1999 to become a caregiver for her granddaughter, who was her pride and joy. 

Barbara was preceded in death by Harold E Hughes, B Maxine Norvell and Carl P Wright.  Barbara is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Matthew & Tara Mitchell; granddaughter, Haylea Mitchell; grandsons, Brayden and Devin Mitchell; brother, Eddie Hughes; and three nephews Hale, Justin, and Cade Hughes. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her name. Barbara was a private person throughout her life.  At her request, no public service will be held.  

Barbara’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Tender Heart Assisted Living, particularly Michelle who gave her excellent care.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663