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 Gearld Lewis “Jerry” Wright

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Gearld Lewis “Jerry” Wright

Birth
Lyman, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA
Death 25 Jul 2002 (aged 69)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot Chestnut Section 11 Lot 64 Space 12
Memorial ID 16167583 View Source
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Mayor of West Valley City, Utah. Utah's 2nd Largest city. He was responsible for building The E-Center, The Hale Centre Theater, Rocky Mountain Raceway, The West Valley Fitness Center and The Accord Ice Center. Graduate of Brigham Young University and Graduated from South high school. Served 8 and One Half Years as Mayor and he was in his 3rd Term at the time of his death. Married Lila Lynn Florence on July 16, 1953 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had Five Children. Son of Alton T
And Ida Mabel Jensen Wright. He served as City Councilman at large for 6 years and he was the Chairman Of The City's Building Authority for Six Years. He was outside gardening and he began to feel disoriented and he died that night of a Massive Stroke at the LDS Hospital at the age of 69 years old. He was also a lifetime teacher. He taught Social Studies, Government and History at Granger High School and Kennedy Junior High School. He taught for over 30 years and he retired in 1987. He was named teacher of the year at Kennedy Junior High School for the 1977-1978 School Year. After College he joined the US Air Force in the Korean War.
Funeral Services were held at the West Valley Stake Center at 3963 South 3480 West on July 30, 2002 at 10:00 AM. The Family had two viewings, One at the Valley View Funeral Home
on July 29, 2002 From 6-8:30 PM and The Second one was held at the Same place on July 29, 2002. His funeral was broadcast on TV. He was a great person and will be missed by his Family and Friends.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 13 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16167583
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/16167583/gearld-lewis-wright : accessed ), memorial page for Gearld Lewis “Jerry” Wright (22 Feb 1933–25 Jul 2002), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16167583, citing Valley View Memorial Park, West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .