Life Story / Obituary
RAEMELEE WRIGHT GARRISON
Raemie left this world at noon on June 11, 2021 after having entered on July 16, 1950. We had nearly 71 years to delight in being with this glorious soul.
She was deeply loved by her sister, Ginger, who took excellent care of Raemie when she needed it most. Raemie joins the rest of her family...her parents Raymond Wright and Leona Kunkle and brothers Jody and KO...leaving Ginger to carry the torch. No service is being planned.
Raemie grew up in Grand Ledge, Michigan, graduating from Grand Ledge High School in 1968. One of her truest passions was our environment. She was in heaven when she landed a job with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, leaving DEQ to establish her own environmental quality consulting business in the Greater Detroit area.
Raemie and merriment were good friends. Her smile was our light while mischief played in the shadows.
Following are bits of Raemie as described by her countless friends: "Raemie's wonderfully whimsical sense of humor was a breath of fresh air."
"She was a tad rambunctious...forever acted like a kid, as was described in her 'Hippie Chic Chronicles.'"
"She made a difference."
"A vibrant, vivacious woman with a quick wit and a lot of moxie."
A friend shared a poem, "The Ponds," by Mary Oliver. This excerpt encapsulates our Raemie.
"...Still, what I want in my life
is to be willing
to be dazzled—
to cast aside the weight of facts
and maybe even
to float a little
above this difficult world.
I want to believe I am looking
into the white fire of a great mystery.
I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing—
that the light is everything—that it is more than the sum
of each flawed blossom rising and falling. And I do."
Raemie...willing to be dazzled as she dazzled us. We were so lucky to have been present in HER light. Fly high, Raemie....we'll listen for your laughter among the stars. We loved you well.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ginger Wright, 501 S Lakeshore Drive, Lake City, Ml 49651.