Bethany Nicole (Wright) Ojeda

February 24, 2024

Bethany Nicole (Wright) Ojeda, originally from Frankfort, IN., was unexpectedly taken into Heaven from her home in Phoenix, AZ., on February 24, 2024, in the early morning hours.  She was 39 years old.  Bethany “Beth” was born on December 9, 1984 at the E.L.W.A. Hospital in Montserrado County, Liberia, West Africa – to Phil & Pam (Dick) Wright, who were serving as missionaries in Liberia at the time.

Bethany was home-schooled while living in Liberia, but when back in the states attended Lincoln Grade School when a child, then attended Clinton Prairie School for a time, but graduated from Frankfort Senior High School in 2003, as a true “Hot Dog.”  Bethany then attended Ball State University for 2 years and got her CNA.  She worked at Wesley Manor for a time, and then moved to Phoenix.  In Phoenix Bethany was continuing her studies, when she had one marvelous son born to her in October of 2010.  Bethany was close to achieving her RN degree while working at the Banner Thunderbird Hospital – when in February of 2013, the blurring of her vision and the headaches had become strong.  During the next 11 years of her life she experienced a brain tumor and surgery resulting in the loss of her left eye vision and some of the right eye vision, and the removal of her pituitary gland, an open chest heart surgery, several hernia surgeries, diabetes & kidney failure, and a gastric bypass surgery which eliminated her diabetes – and which also put a real “bounce back into her step” for these last 2 years.  Had one not visited her when in the hospital or when at home recovering, one would’ve never known any of this – as she was one of the most “appreciative of life” people one would ever meet.  Happy, bubbly, laughing, cutting up – and never really complaining.  She would simply say that she just needed to “put on her big girl pants – and deal with it!”

Bethany had accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age, and had no doubts about her going to Heaven when she stepped out of this temporal life.  She had an intense love and loyalty to her family, but especially to her son Ian, who was a main focus in her life.  She highly anticipated coming home each year for the Hot Dog Festival and really enjoyed going out to the park for the July 4th celebration.  She just loved to meet people.

The funeral service will be live-streamed at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024. Please click on the link below to participate.


In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate if you would make a donation to benefit Bethany’s son.

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Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9th at the funeral home. The funeral service will be live streamed. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

Her son Rafeal Ian Ojeda; her parents Phil & Pam Wright, sister Sherry (husband Fatih) Haddad, brothers Chip (wife Kelli) Wright, Jason “Jake” Wright & John (wife Heather) Wright; in-laws Rafeal & Nena Ojeda & Ian’s father Rafeal Raymond Ojeda; her cousins – and many, many close friends.

Preceded by:

Her grandparents, Charles & Norma Wright, Betty & Willie Dick; her uncle Dennis Dick.


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “Bethany Nicole (Wright) Ojeda”

  1. Sandee Pickard March 2, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss.. I will keep you in my thoughts.. Hugs to you and your family.

  2. Tonya Lucas March 2, 2024 at 6:08 pm

    I’m sorry, I won’t be able to attend the viewing or the service but I will have you and the family in prayer.

  3. Gloria Hite March 2, 2024 at 6:11 pm

    Pammy, I am so sorry to hear about Bethany. You and I were just talking about her at the Salvation Army and I was looking forward to seeing her it been years. My heart goes out to you.

  4. Tammy March 2, 2024 at 7:06 pm

    My Concern to all of the families. I worked with Bethany as a CNA for four years she was a wonderful person and a hard worker a great mother she will be missed. Tammy

  5. Ruthann Martinez March 2, 2024 at 8:02 pm

    I’m am so so sorry Sherry, I know how much you loved Bethany.

  6. Denise March 2, 2024 at 8:34 pm

    Many prayers, condolences.

  7. Karen Cambridge March 2, 2024 at 9:48 pm

    Bethany: Most loving mother, daughter, sister, friend! She honored God in every aspect of life through the good and not good or easy times in life. She loved and cared so deeply. Her gift of encouragement, support and positivity affected everyone who knew her. I loved and admired our sweet Bethany

  8. Gina Beachler March 2, 2024 at 10:19 pm

    So sorry to hear of her passing. I use to work with her at Banner Thunderbird. Rest in heaven.

  9. Irene Lopez March 3, 2024 at 1:02 am

    Sherry and family, your sister was an amazing woman just from reading about her. I am so sorry. Send hugs and prayers to you and your family today and always.

  10. Cathy and Bill Dick March 3, 2024 at 8:03 am

    May God wrap his arms around you during this hard time. We are very sad to hear this . We loved Beth and Ian. She was so much fun and a delightful person to be around.

  11. Barb Ostler March 3, 2024 at 10:37 am

    I’m sorry to hear about Bethany. I think of you often. I’m in Frankfort for a couple of weeks. Call me 239-910-0852. That is a Florida number.

  12. Sally and Eber Morgan II March 3, 2024 at 2:18 pm

    Dear Pam, Phil and family. We are so sorry for your loss. I’m sure we rejoiced when we received the news of Bethany’s birth because Pam did a wonderful job of keeping the Antioch Church updated while in Liberia. You are all in our prayers.

  13. Erin R March 3, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    My sincere condolences on the loss of sweet Bethany. She was a beautiful lady and soul. Hugs and prayers from Arizona

  14. John & Darla Large March 4, 2024 at 8:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss Pam & Phil and family.. Praying for strength, for God to wrap his loving arms around you all and give you peace..Love and God Bless You All!

  15. T Moretti March 5, 2024 at 5:13 pm

    My sincere condolences to all of Bethany’s family and friends. She was a blessing to be around.

  16. Nancy (Diane) Ely Niemann March 5, 2024 at 5:46 pm

    I’m so very sorry Pam. It’s so hard when your child passes away, that’s not the way it’s suppose to be. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family!!

  17. Connie Blubaugh March 6, 2024 at 3:57 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Hugs and Prayers.

  18. Denise Bray March 6, 2024 at 8:48 pm

    Phil & Pam, so sorry for your loss. Sorry we can’t attend the visitation. Larry had eye treatments yesterday. I have eye appointment with dilation on Friday. Please know our thought and prayers are with you.

  19. Tom and Carol Lohr March 7, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Phil and Pam, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you, your family, and to all who knew and loved Bethany.

  20. Elizabeth Scarano March 7, 2024 at 2:03 pm

    Chip and Family – our sincerest condolences on your loss. Our hearts go out to you.
    From your friends at LaunchPM

  21. Vickie Golder March 8, 2024 at 9:16 am

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

  22. Sandra (Albro) Sheets March 9, 2024 at 7:15 am

    I had Bethany in Second Grade and she was a delightful child. I remember how she told us all about Sea Anemones! It was such a BIG word for such a little girl to say. I remember how cheerful she was-always smiling! I taught for 26 years at Clinton Prairie and I only have a handful of students I remember like it was yesterday and Bethany is one of them. I am so sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.

  23. Sheryll and Dennis Harper March 9, 2024 at 4:06 pm

    Supporting your family!!

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