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Maria Lilia "Lily" de Jesus Salinas Wright

December 9, 1934 — June 9, 2024

New Braunfels, Texas

Maria Lily Wright, affectionately known as Lily, age 89, was peacefully called to her eternal resting place in the arms of Jesus on June 9, 2024 in New Braunfels, Texas. Born in Laredo, TX on December 9, 1934 to E.G. (Tacho) Salinas and Lilia Ramos Salinas, Lily was married to Col. Paul J Wright, Jr. (dec.) of Dawson, Alabama.

A graduate of Martin High School she traveled the world to various Air Force bases with her husband, Buddy. She later pursued a career as a U.S. Customs agent stationed in Laredo, Del Rio and Houston. After retirement she moved to Bulverde and discovered a new career and passion as a legal secretary, working under the watchful eye of Bulverde attorney, Larry Shallcross, for twenty years.

Memories of Lily will always include her gracious and warm hospitality, her lifelong interest in reading, editing, genealogy, crossword puzzles and Mah Jong.

Lily is survived by her son James Michael (Linda) Wright; son Steven Paul Wright; daughter Shawn Langford (Eddie); daughter Lisa Reddam (Pete, dec); daughter Debbie Swisher (James); sister Norma Hagy (Carl, dec); sister Diana Farias (Hector); sister Alice Reed (Perry), and brother Manuel G. Salinas (Norma, dec).

Lily never met a stranger. To know her was to love her. This great legacy of love extended to her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as to her much loved nieces and nephews.

Visitation services to honor and celebrate her life will be held Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Hillside Funeral Home (310 West Hillside Rd) in Laredo. A prayer service officiated by Pastor Pieter van Dyk will begin at 10:30 a.m. 

Interment will follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery where Lily will be laid to rest next to her beloved parents. 

Pallbearers are Mike Wright, Steve Wright, Eddie Langford, James Swisher, Joshua Langford, Jesse Reddam and Damon Swisher. 


In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association Laredo Walk Team, via check, mail to: Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Northwest Loop 410, Suite 302, San Antonio, TX, 78213.

You may sign the online guestbook available at www.hillsidefuneral.com

Arrangements have been placed in the care of Hillside Funerals & Cremations; 310 W. Hillside Rd.; Laredo, TX 78041; 956.724.6060
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maria Lilia "Lily" de Jesus Salinas Wright, please visit our flower store.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 15, 2024

8:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Hillside Funeral & Cremations

310 Hillside Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Saturday, June 15, 2024

10:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Hillside Funeral & Cremations

310 Hillside Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 15, 2024

11:15 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Calvary Catholic Cemetery

3601 McPherson Rd, Laredo, TX 78041

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