Parents Chester Grant Wright Edna Mae Gould Wright
Cruger, Douglas Wright, 1983, Mother's Story: (regarding his mother) She met Leslie at the Central Baptist Church. They lived in Spokane, through difficult years, until WWII brought them to Oregon's shipyards. "Mother faced the difficult Depression years of the 1930's bravely, planning special things for us. She made our clothes, and , as children, we did not even realize there was a depression. After Daddy's death, she became independent, and she took a re-newed interest in religion. She became a secretary in the offices of the First Baptist Church of Portland. Mother loved her family and was concerned about their health, education, and welfare. She had respect for right and wrong and stood up for what she believed to be right."
Cruger, Douglas Wright, 1989, Colonial Lineages, p11: (regarding his mother) After Leslie's death, Arvilla went to work, as a secretary at the First Baptist Church of Portland. She died 8 years later, after being struck by an automobile a block from her home. As she wanted, she was cremated and her ashes were placed in an urn at Portland Memorial Park.
Nancie Golon, her granddaughter, in conversation, 11/94: Grandma Cruger, as I remember her, was a warm but very strict disciplinarian and very religious. Looking back, she was a very independent woman. I remember many of our thanksgivings being held in their tiny house on Marine Drive in North Portland, which were total family get-togethers. Doug, Becky, and myself, Lynn, and Leslie spent many winters building snowmen in the yard and sliding down the driveway on sleds and going in the house to wonderful hot chocolate which was made from scratch, not a mix.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHFZ-8G2 : accessed 8 February 2017), Arvilla Right in household of Chester G Right, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing ED 264, sheet 2A, line 18, family 27, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1942; FHL microfilm 1,821,942.
United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCQ7-435 : accessed 8 February 2017), Arvilla Cruger in household of Leslie Cruger, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 18, sheet 6A, line 32, family 100, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2515; FHL microfilm 2,342,249.
United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K93J-8JQ : accessed 8 February 2017), Arvilla Cruger in household of Leslie L Cruger, Area B, Spokane, Spokane City, Spokane, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-13, sheet 5B, line 78, family 124, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4384.
Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZC3-5GS : 11 December 2014), Arvilla W Cruger, 03 Sep 1960; from "Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2000); citing Multnomah, Oregon, certificate number 11911, Oregon State Archives and Records Center, Salem.
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