After graduating from Lowell High School, she attended University of California Berkeley, where she earned a degree in French language at the age of 20. She married Fred Bisharat after college and the couple moved to Palo Alto, where they raised their three daughters. She later received her teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Following her divorce from Bisharat, she became a court reporter in San Jose, working for Judge Conrad Rushing and later freelancing.
After about 25 years living in Palo Alto, she followed her pioneer spirit to Grass Valley in the Sierra Foothills. There, she met and married Carroll Wright. For two decades, the pair lived in the twin cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, where they also headed the Twin Cities Concert Association. They moved to the Okanogan Valley in Washington in 2000 and built their own house in the mountains near Canada; their last adventure before moving back to California to Walnut Creek's Rossmoor senior-living community for their final days together. Wright had a passion for music, intelligence, cooking, gardening and hiking.
She is survived by her daughters, Janine Bisharat of Palo Alto, Carol Bisharat of Oakland and Laurie Bisharat of Mountain View; her first husband, Fred Bisharat; and brother, Edwin Schweifler. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in June. Memorial donations may be made to VITAS Healthcare hospice services or My Brain Alzheimer's Association.
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