Julie Ann Wright, of Rogue River, Ore., was born April 8, 1958, in Rockford, Ill., and spent her growing-up years in Savanna, Ill. After battling cancer she was called home by her Lord and Savior June 16, 2012, in Rogue River. Thank you so much to everyone who prayed for her and offered support and encouragement.

Julie is survived by her husband of 27 years, Emil Wright; parents, Charles Ross and JoAnn Ross, both of Savanna, Ill.; brothers, Craig (Colleen) Ross, of Jemez Springs, N.M., Douglas Ross, of Fulton, Ill., and Jon (Teresa) Ross, of Savanna, Ill.; sisters, Jean Shepherd, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Janet (Lonny) Bright, of Rock Falls, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Julie was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Medford, Ore., where she was a member of the choir and also an organist.

A funeral service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Medford Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sodus, Mich., at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.