Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

~Rabindranath Tagore

Paula Marie Wright, of North Bend, WA, died on Tuesday November 21, 2017. She was 78 years old.

Paula was born in Spokane, WA. at Sacred Heart Hospital on May 14, 1939, the firstborn daughter of Clarence and Martina Taylor.

The Taylor family moved to the Snoqualmie Valley in 1947 where Paula attended North Bend Elementary and then went to Holy Names Academy. Paula met and fell in love with Dave Wright of North Bend, and the two of them whisked away to Idaho to get married. Dave and Paula then settled in North Bend where they have lived to this day.

She raised 5 children, Dave, Andy, Kim, Greg and Monty, and worked alongside her husband Dave in various business ventures including The Little Chalet Café, The Tift Haus restaurants in North Bend, WA and The Little Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls. Later, you could find Paula faithfully working with Dave when he was the general manager for George Wyrsch at the North Bend Chevron.

Throughout her life, Paula was active and engaged in the local community, whether through small business endeavors and social help organizations, or various family pursuits. She worked for lifelong family friends, Red and Helen Bushey, at the North Bend Shoe store when her kids were younger and she was also a part of the volunteer team that launched Children’s Services of Snoqualmie Valley (Now Encompass) which was a primary source of joy and pride.

After selling the family restaurants in 1982, Paula worked in the medical field for a while and then was a familiar face to Valley residents when she worked for John Marshall at the North Bend Drug center for many years.

Paula’s smile, and determined spirit will be missed by those she knew in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Survivors include her husband David L. Wright, her children, daughter Kim Flack (Paul), Sons Dave (Christy), Andy (Diane), Greg (Socorro) and Monty (Amy). Her sister Karen Sauve (Dave), nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church on Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 pm (located at 36017 SE Fish Hatchery Rd, Fall City, WA.) Following the service there will be light refreshments and a gathering time for friends and family.

Memorial donations may be made to Encompass 1407 Boalch Ave. NW, North Bend, WA 98045, 425.888.2777

You are invited to share your memories of Paula and sign the family’s online guestbook at: