Wednesday, June 29, 2011


G. Lowell Wright 1948 ~ 2011 Gordon Lowell Wright, our beloved husband, father, patriarch, friend and brother, passed away on June 27, 2011 after a year-and-a-half battle with appendicealcarcinoma. Lowell was born November 29, 1948 to Gordon L. and Melva Thorup Wright, coming into this world with his best friend and twin brother, Layne. At BYU he met his next best friend and sweetheart, Elaine Tenney, and they were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with six wonderful children, and Lowell left this world surrounded by his family, who lovingly cared for him throughout his illness. They were all strengthened by your many prayers and loving service in their behalf. Lowell was an Eagle Scout, Sterling Scholar in music from Jordan High, missionary in the Brazil North Mission, Sergeant in the Air National Guard, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Russian from the U of U. He was also honored with scouting's Silver Beaver award. Lowell devotedly served the Lord throughout his life in many church callings, including Bishop, Scoutmaster, Mission President and Stake Patriarch. Lowell was passionate about the temple, music, sports, trains, antiques, gardening and food, but his greatest loves were the gospel of Jesus Christ and his family. In 1997 Lowell realized one of the great desires of his heart when he was called as a Mission President to open the Russia Moscow South Mission, serving with his wife and two youngest children. He loved his missionaries and the people of Russia dearly. Lowell is survived by his wife, Elaine; children: Ann Marie Hendrickson (Chad), Catherine Taylor (Eric), Jeffrey, Timothy (Lora), Erin, Christopher (Danielle), 13 grandchildren and 10 siblings. Lowell was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jeffrey. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Taylorsville 23rd Ward chapel, 4932 S. 3200 W. You can visit with the family on Wednesday, June 29 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State St., and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Taylorsville Cemetery. Until we meet Lowell again in that day when the Lord shall wipe away all tears and former things are passed away. Any LDS pins, ribbons or medals? J We love you Dad Online condolences: 

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