June Thomas Acker Wright, 85, of Rutland, died March 11, 2013, at her home with family by her side.
She was born June 10, 1927, in Rutland, Vermont, the daughter of Grant and Evelyn Thomas. She attended schools in Rutland, graduating from MSJ in 1944. She graduated from Trinity College in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
In July 1948, she married Karl Acker who was associated with the Pico Ski Area. In May 1954, she and her husband, Karl, purchased Pico Ski Area from Janet Mead. Karl died suddenly in May 1958 at the age of 42. June Acker continued with the ownership and management of Pico until 1964 at which time the mountain and business were sold.
In 1970, she married Grover Wright, former owner of the Long Trail Lodge. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Wright was a hospice volunteer for 15 years. She was an active member of Proctor-Pittsford Country Club for over 30 years, having served as co-chairman, chairman and treasurer of the Ladies Sports Committee.
She enjoyed golf, traveling and gardening.
She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Frank O. Thomas, who was killed in WWII in 1944, and A. Richard Thomas.
Survivors include her son, Karl T. Acker and his wife Lynn of Mendon, Vermont; two grandchildren, Kristina Acker Delaney and husband Sean, Karly Acker, and two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Paige Delaney; sister-in-law Mary Thomas; one niece, Carmen McSpadden; four nephews, Frank Thomas, Rick Thomas, Grant Thomas and Mark Thomas.
There will be no calling hours. A committal service will be held at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rutland Visiting Nurse and Hospice Association, Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.