from an article on KHON 2's website.
Family Members Remember Taryn Wright, Young Life Cut Short
"I've just always seen her as an extremely loving person," said Zelda Oschger, 21-year-old Taryn Wright's mother.
She says she remembers her daughter as one of the kindest people she knew.
"She was just always a kind person, you know soft spoken," said Oschger.
Raised in a small town in South Africa, Wright moved to Hawaii about a
year ago to study Graphic Arts at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A
dedicated student who got all "A's" in both high school and college.
Her love was for drawing.
Taryn's father, Mark Wright, says she was "a remarkable artist... and had an eye for amazing detail in her work."
Those close to her are still reeling from her sudden death.
"I feel like it's not real, that she's still continuing like she is every other day," said Oschger.
Friday, Wright was riding her bike thru the intersection of Dillingham
and Waiakamilo when she was hit by a Roberts Hawaii tour bus. She was
taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries.
"Obviously she'll be missed, every single day she'll be missed," said Oschger.
Wright worked as a cocktail waitress at Rock Bottom Bar and Grill & was learning to be a tattoo artist.
Her mother says her friends meant everything to her. Many have reached out to share messages and memories.
got a beautiful little message about how giving she was, how giving and
sharing - always giving things and sharing with others," said Oschger.
On her facebook page a posting says: "A beautiful person has left this
earthly place for a better home beyond our atmosphere, amongst the
stars. Dearest Taryn Wright epitomized Peace and Love, you will be
missed by many and forgotten by none. Rest easy, good friend."
Her father says "she was a wonderful daughter, loving sister, amazing artist and she had amazing potential."
"I do miss her and think about her every day," says Oschger. "Of course, every single day she's in my thoughts all the time."
Wright leaves behind family and friends both in South Africa and Hawaii.