Jeanetta M. Wright, 102, a former high school teacher and travel agent, died Feb. 20 of kidney failure at George Washington University Hospital. She was a District resident for 70 years.
Ms. Wright was born in Plainville, N.Y., and graduated from New York State Teachers College in Albany in 1926. After teaching general science in Brockton, N.Y., for seven years, she received a master's degree in natural science from Columbia University in 1937.
After moving to the District that same year, she taught chemistry and biology at Central High School and later at Roosevelt High School, with time off during World War II to serve in the Women's Air Corps. She was stationed at the Army Chemical Center in Edgewood, Md.
After her discharge, she returned to teaching in the District. In 1953-54, she taught general science and hygiene in Blackpool, England, as part of a teacher exchange program. She met the late Queen Mother of England at a special tea for Americans participating in the program.
Ms. Wright loved to travel, and in 1960 she retired from teaching and joined Van Slycke Travel in Washington as a travel agent, organizing and leading group tours to cities and countries around the world. She retired in 1974 but continued to travel.
As a member of Calvary Baptist Church in the District, which she attended since 1937, Ms. Wright delivered Meals on Wheels for 21 years. A niece, Sharon Clark, recalled that one day a few years ago, Ms. Wright was picking up the meals she would deliver and left her car running as she dashed inside. She came out to discover that her car had been stolen. She called the police and then a friend, and the two elderly women helped officers track down the car.
Ms. Wright was an accomplished pianist, having taken lessons as a youngster and then picking it up again in her late 80s. She was the organist for weekly chapel services at Thomas House, where she lived, and played piano duet recitals with her friend Deborah Norvell.
Clark also recalled that her aunt loved Halloween. One of her recent costumes was an all-black outfit with a label that read, "I'm a Recycled Teenager."
She leaves no immediate survivors.