Holly Wright

Sep 23, 2020
Holly Wright

Orrington — Holly Wright left this earth Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, from a heart attack. She was 64.

Holly was a gardener and artist. She worked for the Alaskan Park Service, the Virginia Park Service, the U.S. Park Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Smithsonian, all as a gardener and groundskeeper.

Holly, like so many of us, started college right out of high school, but dropped out. That weighed on her, so in 1999 she started taking college courses at the University of Maine. It took many years going part-time, but she finally graduated with honors in 2017. She was an avid lifelong learner.

Holly loved being outdoors working the earth, watching the plants take root, and having all her animals around. She is laid to rest at Rainbow’s End, a green cemetery in Orrington.

She leaves behind Heidi Perkins of Liberty; her brother, Noel Wright of Virginia; and the friends she made throughout her life. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Valli Genevieve Geiger | Sep 25, 2020 09:03

What a beautiful tribute to an interesting woman.  I did not know Holly, but your words make me want to know more of her story.  Greg Marley


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