David R. Wright, 74, passed away October 3, 2018 in Centralia, Washington. He was born January 29, 1944 to Artemus Alvin and Carol Ione (Rheinehart) Wright in Tacoma, Washington.
Dave graduated from the University of Idaho-Moscow with an education specialist degree in psychology. He married Anita Sue Howland on September 8, 1965 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. He was very active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and held many callings.
As a young man, Dave was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a crack shot and almost always brought home an elk. Later, he enjoyed “N” scale trains, watercolor painting, and gardening. He had a soft spot in his heart for animals, and loved Star Trek and science fiction. His absolute favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren; they were his pride and joy.
When his three sons were growing up, Dave very much enjoyed being in Boy Scouts with them. He enjoyed a good snowball fight and making snow forts. He also enjoyed Hooky Bobing with all his children. He would get them up for school at 6:30 a.m. with LOUD classical music; they responded by cranking up their rock ‘n’ roll.
Dave will be lovingly remembered and very missed by those he leaves behind. He is survived by his wife, Anita Sue (Howland) Wright; daughter, Rebecca Ruth Wright; sons, Adam Arthur Wright, Matthew Howland Wright, and Noah David Wright and his wife, Kyla; grandchildren, Aspen, William, Maxwell, Maci, Owen and Henry; and sister, Betty Ford. He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Susan Loughmiller, and Diane Wright.
Services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 245 Jackson Ave., Raymond, WA 98577.