College of Nursing

Barbara Kay Reeder Wright

By Amy Cox

After graduation from the College of Nursing in 1971, Wright worked for a year-and-a-half, and then took a 16-year break to raise her eleven children – the youngest one now in pre-nursing classes at BYU. She returned to nursing after taking a RN refresher course and has worked at Cottonwood Hospital, Alta View Hospital and the University of Utah. She and her husband decided to join forces to build and run an assisted living center in Sandy, Utah. Her husband, a contractor, built the facility and she still currently runs CountryCare Homes, LLC. Most of their eleven children have worked at the assisted living center and have all gained an ability to interact with the elderly while experiencing the joys of service.

Wright also works at St. Mark’s Hospital three days a week. She currently has 25 grandchildren (soon to be 27), and she and her husband are presently serving as ward missionaries and teaching temple preparation classes.