Gary D. Wright

gary wright

March 1, 1937 ~ December 25, 2018

Resided in: Colorado City, Colorado

In Loving Memory Of Gary D. Wright March 1, 1937 - December 25, 2018 'What a Wonderful Day to Enter Heaven.' Gary was the son of Lester and Sarah Wright, the youngest of their six children. He was born in Wichita, KS. He, Colette, and Sam moved to Colorado in 1977. He has been a resident of Colorado City, CO for the past 12 years. Gary married the love of his life, Colette Strode, in 1958. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959 as a crew chief on R4Qs. He then worked in aerospace from 1959 to 1997, working for Bendix and Martin Marietta in CA, CO and FL. Gary also owned his own business, 'Wright's Welding.' Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheel driving, sailing, golfing, wood and metal working, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Colette Wright; son, Sam Wright and wife Brenda; grandson, Aaron Wright; granddaughter, Brittany Kelly and husband Joseph; brother, Dale Wright; sister, Gail Clopp and husband Al; along with numerous nieces and nephews, and friends he considered family. Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 AM Friday, January 4, 2019, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 6673 W. Chatfield Ave., Littleton, CO 80128. Interment held at the Golden Cemetery in Golden, CO. 'Many have asked if there is a charity they could donate to. We do not have a specific organization, so if you have a charity that is close to your heart, please donate in Gary's name and we would be honored. Please just let us know of your kindness.'

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  1. Sorry for your loss. I am sure you will miss him. Did Gary graduate from Central High School in Pueblo, CO?

  2. Colette,
    Gary touched the lives of many people. He always had a smile and a story to share. We’re really glad we had the opportunity to spend time with him in Colorado City. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Colette and Family
    Someone so special can never be forgotten. We will miss Gary as a friend and neighbor but never forget him.
    Dave and Joan Houghton

  4. Colette and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time of sorrow. In memories we find comfort, in time we find peace. We will remember Gary as a true and valued friend always and forever. We send our Love. Rich and Marilyn

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