ForeverMissed
There are things in life we don't want to happen, but have to accept; things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we cant live without but have to let go. 

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Melissa Wright, 41 years old, born on July 22, 1979, and passed away on May 28, 2021. We will remember her forever.

If anyone wants to send a card to the family the address are below; 
Morgan - 18275 Cottonwood Drive, Apt 203, Parker, CO 80138
Judy - 17028 East Carr Avenue, Parker, CO 80134
Kevin - 2172 West Dry Creek Road, Littleton, CO 80120
Posted by Robert Sander on June 5, 2021
This man has been highly favored and greatly blessed to have been a part of this beautiful lady's vibrant Christian life !

Indeed, Melissa lived to a 'Higher Calling'

She is with her Lord as we all grieve her passing. Life for Mellisa was about HIM, never herself ! She truly embodied the most giving, caring, and loving lady this man has ever known.

May we all look forward to joining with her again. PTL !


Posted by Glen Bailis on June 5, 2021
I knew Melissa from playing tennis and singing karaoke. I immediately found her to be a very charming, delightful, fun and feisty person. Not only did she have fun but she helped everyone else have fun. She wasn't only about having fun but also about doing the right thing. Whether it was tennis or corn hole she made sure everyone followed the rules and everyone got to participate. I certainly could see why she made such a great teacher. For someone who cared so much about doing the right thing and helping others her ending is even more tragic. Life could not be more unfair then how she died. It is fairly easy to accept natural deaths caused by old age but sudden deaths that are caused by such a horrific, intentional wrong is extremely difficult. I wish I had some comforting words for all who knew her but I do not. The most comforting thing will be the memories we had with her and the positive influence she had on all of us. Her influence will not only help her students thrive in this world but will allow the adults who knew her to be stronger people to make this world a better place.
Posted by Danielle Partyka on June 3, 2021
I never met Melissa, but live in the same apartment community. Like her, I’m a huge Packers fan and when I heard what had happened my heart ached for her family. May you find peace in her memory. My heart and condolences are with you.
Posted by Matt Cram on June 2, 2021
I worked with Melissa during my time at Wyalusing Academy. I enjoyed her positive attitude. She went beyond her duties to teach me how to work with the youth at Wyalusing Academy. I am sad that this world does not have her here anymore. She made this world a better place. Melissa and her family are in my thoughts.
Posted by Susan Lemke on June 2, 2021
My sweet sweetheart honey bun. Sue loves you. We all love you. I know your watching over us. You said many times, " I know where im going when I die. I believe. " Say hi to Dad and everyone else. Forever you will be missed
Posted by Vanessa Quintana on June 1, 2021
Melissa is a true “golden heart” who will be sorely missed by her colleagues, her students, and especially her family and friends. The tragedy of losing her brings unspeakable sorrow. She will always be remembered and held dear.
Posted by Courtney Throndson on June 1, 2021
Melissa was a gift to this earth taken long before her gifts were all given. May we as her friends, colleagues and family live on for her through working for the greater good. Rest in Peace Miss. Wright! you are so loved and will be missed.
Posted by Jami Gerke on June 1, 2021
I met Melissa in 8th grade. The years have blurred how we met but the following years weren’t so much a blur. Yes, we made lots of bad, questionable decisions in high school fueled by wine coolers and cheap schnapps but darn did we have fun! I wish we could have spent more time together as adults. This tragedy has robbed the world of a bright soul. My condolences to Morgan and the family.
Posted by Terra Fleshner on May 31, 2021
 So many miles away from all of you but share your anguish and grief. Remembering the early years at the Falling Rock and growing up with Melissa and Kevin. Memories I'll cherish forever. Thinking of you all and wishing we could embrace you at this difficult time. Ken and Family.
Posted by Jessica Larsen on May 31, 2021
Morgan, Judy, Kevin and the rest of the family, my heart is so heavy!! I wish I could take this pain away for you all. I’ll forever cherish all the memories I have with my beautiful cousin Melissa. Love you all!!
Posted by Natalie Freymiller on May 31, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I remember Melissa from when I worked at Prairie City Bank and she would come in, always with a smile!! My prayers to you Judy and family.
Posted by Maureen Wild on May 31, 2021
Judy, Morgan and family, it is with such sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, Melissa! Mel and I have such fond memories of times we spent with her and we mourn her loss and the hope of seeing her again here on earth. We look forward to an eternity where we will see her again and we pray for your comfort and peace in the days to come. We loved her and we love you.
Posted by RJ Bernard on May 31, 2021
Judy, Morgan and Kevin,
This is a wonderful and very moving tribute to your beautiful daughter, mom and sister - Melissa. David and I are praying for all of you as you suffer through this unthinkable loss. And we know Melissa will always be in your hearts.
Jeannie & David Bernard
Posted by Amy Vollmar on May 31, 2021
I am praying for all of you. I loved playing with Melissa when she was little! She was the sweetest little cousin, sunshine in our big family. Love to all of you. --Amy Wright Vollmar (Dorman's daughter Amy)
Posted by Dani Schwader on May 31, 2021
Aunt Judy and family,
I am so sorry for your pain. I wish there was a way to make this all go away.

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Posted by Robert Sander on June 5, 2021
This man has been highly favored and greatly blessed to have been a part of this beautiful lady's vibrant Christian life !

Indeed, Melissa lived to a 'Higher Calling'

She is with her Lord as we all grieve her passing. Life for Mellisa was about HIM, never herself ! She truly embodied the most giving, caring, and loving lady this man has ever known.

May we all look forward to joining with her again. PTL !


Posted by Glen Bailis on June 5, 2021
I knew Melissa from playing tennis and singing karaoke. I immediately found her to be a very charming, delightful, fun and feisty person. Not only did she have fun but she helped everyone else have fun. She wasn't only about having fun but also about doing the right thing. Whether it was tennis or corn hole she made sure everyone followed the rules and everyone got to participate. I certainly could see why she made such a great teacher. For someone who cared so much about doing the right thing and helping others her ending is even more tragic. Life could not be more unfair then how she died. It is fairly easy to accept natural deaths caused by old age but sudden deaths that are caused by such a horrific, intentional wrong is extremely difficult. I wish I had some comforting words for all who knew her but I do not. The most comforting thing will be the memories we had with her and the positive influence she had on all of us. Her influence will not only help her students thrive in this world but will allow the adults who knew her to be stronger people to make this world a better place.
Posted by Danielle Partyka on June 3, 2021
I never met Melissa, but live in the same apartment community. Like her, I’m a huge Packers fan and when I heard what had happened my heart ached for her family. May you find peace in her memory. My heart and condolences are with you.
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Where it all started

Melissa Ann Wright was born on July 22nd, 1979 in Geneva, Illinois to parents Walter and Judy Wright. At the age of three the family moved to Eastman, Wisconsin. Melissa started school at Seneca, Wisconsin and later went to Prairie du Chien graduating in 1997. After graduation Melissa went to Upper Iowa University graduating in 2003 with a degree in psychology and human services. Soon after Melissa studied mathematics at University of Wisconsin- Platteville graduating in 2009, teaching math at Wyalusing Academy in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. 

January of  2014 Melissa and daughter Morgan moved to Denver, Colorado to be closer to her mother Judy. Melissa was a math teacher for Cherry Creek Schools in Aurora until present. In 2020 Melissa studied at Concordia University to achieve her masters degree for education. 

Melissa was chosen for the Golden Heart Award in 2021 from Cherry Creek Schools. 

Melissa was a member of Bridgeway Church in Aurora, CO. 

Melissa loved the Green Bay Packers ( Especially Aaron Rodgers ), Wisconsin Badgers, outdoors and nature, especially a beach and warm sunshine. She belonged to many groups including; Tennis, skiing, dancing, beach, camping, and the 40's gang. Every chance possible, Melissa loved to travel and meet new people. 

Melissa joined her Dad, Grandparents, and loved ones in heaven May 28th, 2021. She is survived by her daughter Morgan/AJ, Mother Judy, Brothers; Kevin/Cheryl, Joe, and Jeff, Sisters; Sheryl, Angie/Andrea, Susan/Dwight, and Mykell, many aunts, uncles, niece's and nephews and a bunch of friends.  
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Melissa

Shared by Lexus Haak on June 1, 2021
Melissa was the most kind-hearted person I have ever met in my entire life. She always put others first, and was so caring and selfless. From a young age I looked up to Melissa and admired everything about her, from her love for animals to her love for helping others. I love you and I will miss your beautiful soul -Your little cousin

Middle School Memories

Shared by Jocelyn Steinke on June 1, 2021
Melissa was such a lively and honest friend. In middle school we had so many sleep overs. I remember playing dolls, watching movies, and talking for hours. I always thought it was so cool her parents owned the Falling Rock Bar and we could hang out there when I was over. This is so sad and my heart goes out to her friends and family members. 
Shared by Jessica Larsen on June 1, 2021
I have so many memories with Melissa when we were kids, including the summer memories we made when she stayed in South Dakota with me, and when I visited her in Wisconsin. I’ll never forget crushing cans at Falling Rock bar, swimming in my ditch after it rained, overtaking the upstairs so we could play Barbies or all the times she was tired of me and threatened to runaway and go back to Wisconsin. Most recently, Melissa gave me words of encouragement when I was going through some personal stuff. My heart is so heavy! Love and miss you, my beautiful cousin!