Evelyn Ruby Wilcox

Evelyn Ruby Wilcox, 65, of Fritch, passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 14, 2024. She was born March 20, 1959, in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Wayman Harold and Norma Gail (Moore) Wilcox.

She was raised in Mannington, West Virginia, and graduated from Mannington High in 1977. She enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she served three years and two months at Cannon Air Force Base. She was honorably discharged with an Air Force Good Conduct Medal. Upon discharge, she relocated with her eldest daughter Jamie to Fritch, Texas.

While in Fritch, she had two more daughters, Karen, and Faith. Evelyn worked as a homemaker for most of those years until she decided to go to nursing school.
She began classes at Frank Phillips College in Borger before transferring to Amarillo College. She graduated from the nursing program in 1996. Evelyn worked for Texas Tech contracting with the State. She also worked for Children’s Home Health providing her most precious patients with loving healthcare in the comfort of their own homes.
Evelyn married John Wright in 2011. She retired from nursing in 2020. She was very proud of her 28-year career, and her 24-year relationship with John.

Throughout her life, Evelyn was an avid reader. She has always been a lover of all animals and she knew the name of every dog and cat in the neighborhood.

She loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping and swimming at Audra State Park with her family. She often roller skated with her kids and later with her grandkids.
Evelyn loved being on any cruise ship headed anywhere! Everyone loved her pies, and peanut butter fudge.

She worked hard and loved harder.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, Wayman Wilcox.

Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Norma Wilcox, of Mannington, West Virginia; her husband, John Wright, of Fritch, Texas; her daughters, Jamie Todd and husband Brad, Karen Latimer, and Faith Taylor and husband Oliver; six grandsons, Tyrei Foster, Ransom Bennett, Torrence Foster, Austin Melendrez, Trey Foster, and Carter Dyke, all of Amarillo. She is also survived by a sister, Jean Ehart and husband Gene, of Fritch, Texas, a brother, Jay Wilcox and wife Sharon, of Mannington, West Virginia, as well as many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the First Baptist Church in Fritch, Texas, 207 S. Ridgeland.


  1. Jean Ehart

    Evelyn is a special lady. We played together while we were young and continued to play together into our older years. I miss her everyday

  2. Aunt Shirley

    A very special person and friend that I miss talking to often. Evelyn was like one of my own and could talk about any thing and we did,

  3. Mary

    Evelyn was my favorite cousin. I looked forward to school being out for the summer because that meant I could go to her house for a week and then she could come to my house for a week. We got into some trouble but we had fun doing it.

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