Gladys Alean Wright, 94, El Dorado Springs, passed away Feb. 1, 2017, in Dickinson, TX. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Cedar County, MO, to Art Hicks and Ruth Elizabeth (Pike) Hicks. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1941.

Preceding Alean in death were her first husband, Lonnie Mast; her husband, Jim Wright, in 2010; one brother, Clarence Hicks; two sisters, Grace Morton and Artie Floyd; one half-sister, Ruby Olden; and a granddaughter, Mary Tally (Little Mary).

Survivors include two sons, Donnie Mast – El Sobrante, CA and Lonnie Mast and wife Linda – Wichita, KS; seven grandchildren – Lonnie Mast III, Anthony Mast, Vonda Turner, Davon Sutton, Vauneta Warwick, Curtis Mast and Wesley Mast; 17 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren; five children – Olive Tally, Stella Miller, Matthew Wright, Clifford Wright and James Wright; one brother, Lawrence Hicks (Delores-deceased) – El Dorado Springs, and his adult children – Lawrence Lee Hicks, Doug Hicks (Sue), Joyce Wallace, Shirley Vickers (Gary), Carol Girven (Greg), Janet Hicks (Oscar), Cheryl Layton and Brenda Parsley (Bill), affectionately called The Hicksie Chicks. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Funeral services began at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. The family received friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment followed in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Tony Mast, Curtis Mast, Brent Mast, Phillip Mast, Devon Petersheim and Corey Johnson.

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