Richard Dan Wright
1934 ~ 2010
Richard Dan Wright, 76, passed away peacefully at his daughter‚s home in Boise, Idaho on September 28, 2010 with family surrounding him. He battled with Parkinson's disease for 9 years.
He was born August 18, 1934 in Springville Utah to Mervin Dan and Mable Wheeler Wright. He was the second of seven children. He was a life-long resident of Springville, Utah. He attended K-12th grade in Springville and attended Brigham Young University for his associate degree while participating on the BYU Boxing Team. He was a Journeyman brick mason for over 40 years. He worked on buildings such as Springville Museum of Art, BYU Academy (Provo Library), Logan Temple, Salt Lake Temple and Tabernacle, the LDS Conference Center, and many other historic sites. He enjoyed serving others, hunting, fishing, shooting targets, and making art out of his brickwork. He was a High Priest and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He served a mission in the Central States Mission. His favorite church calling was that of Home Teacher. He always had a beautiful garden and loved to share the produce with his neighbors and friends.
He married Lynne Bird on August 18, 1959 and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They had 6 children. They were later divorced. He married Judith Larsen, to them was born Natalie. They were later divorced. He married Elsie Hunsaker, they were later divorced. He married Edimar Superti on December 6, 1997 (she was filing for divorce at the time of his passing).
His father and mother, his sister Dorothy and grandson Dakota Wright preceded him in death.
His children Derek (Heather) Wright of Springville Utah, Alan (Angela) Wright of Rochdale, Massachusetts, Elizabeth W (Craig C) Crandall of Chesterfield, Idaho, Camille (Gene) Roylance of Boise, Idaho, David (Amy) Wright of Springville, Michael (Maria) Wright of Springville, and Natalie Wright of Tulare, California survive him. He had 33 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
His sister Kay (Fred) Harrell, Dallas, Texas, brothers Larry (Linda) Wright, Woodland Hills, Utah, Dale (Diane) Wright, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Calvin (Gayle) Wright, Nephi, Utah, and many loved nieces and nephews also survive him.
Funeral services will be held on October 1, 2010 at 10 am at the LDS church, 1157 West 900 South, Springville. There will be a viewing for family and friends September 30 from 6-8 pm at Wheeler Mortuary 211 E 200 South, Springville. A family viewing will be from 9-9:45 am Friday at the church.