Gayland Durney Wright, 80, of Blackfoot,, passed away Sunday, Aug.18, 2013 at The Emerald House in Blackfoot.
He was born Dec. 9, 1932 in Blackfoot, the son of Arnold F. And Stenna Jane Durney Wright.
He graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1950. He then attended Utah State University in Logan and enrolled in the ROTC program. He was a pilot in the Air Force and was stationed overseas and in the United States.
On December 19, 1978 he married Leslie Carr in Elko, Nev. She preceded him in death on July 22, 1994.
One of his favorite pastimes was reading.
He is survived by his brother, Condon D. (Judy) Wright of Nampa; Gary (Sonja) Wright of Riverton; Craig Wright (the late Rayola Wright) of Council Bluff, Iowa; sisters, Cheryl (Gary) Marrow of Sandy, Utah, Naomi (Larry) Briggs of Twin Falls and Stenna Rae (Duane) Barclay of Sterling.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ferris Arnold Wright.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug.22, 2013 at the Grove City Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home.
The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the graveside.
The family would like to express their thanks to The Emerald Assisted Living and Alliance Hospice.
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