TRIBUTES have been paid to Marlene Wright who was killed in a horrific car crash together with her sister Pamela Mansell and her husband Ian, in the Cayman Islands, earlier this month.
Marlene, whose husband passed away several years ago, loved animals – especially cats – and made many journeys to South Africa’s Kruger Park. She was also a member of Bramshott and Liphook Arts and Crafts Society.
BLACS chairman Andy Tubbs told The Herald: “Many of our members of were greatly saddened to hear of Marlene’s tragic death.
“She was a long-serving and active member of the society who served on the committee for a number of years in the past.
“Marlene was a keen and talented wildlife artist painting in acrylics, oils and pastels. She travelled widely on safari to photograph and paint animals in the wild.
“She exhibited her work widely including at Marwell Zoo where she was an artist in residence for a period of time. She will be greatly missed by all.”
All three died when their Kia Rio hire car was hit head-on by a Honda Accord, shortly after 7pm, on May 2.
The fatal crash happened in the East End area of the island just minutes from the holidaymakers’ hotel, and came just days after Marlene, Pamela and Ian had arrived in the Caribbean.
Marlene leaves no other family.