CLAWSON-Keith Norwood Wright, age 85, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at his home. Keith was born Aug. 17, 1923, in Clawson to Andrew and Bessie Wright. He married Helen Lucille Rasmussen on Dec. 31, 1947, in Ferron. Their marriage was later solemnized in July 1948 in the Manti LDS Temple.
He was a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and a veteran of World War II in the European Theater. Keith graduated from BYU, and was a teacher, author, and a philosopher. He was an outdoorsman and scout leader who loved to run rivers.
Keith is survived by his wife, Helen; seven children: Loye (Mark) West of Richfield, Kenneth (Terrie) Wright and Maureen Copatch, both of Ferron, Richard Wright and Ron (Sandy) Wright, both of Clawson, Stuart (Nhung) Wright of Tucson, Ariz., and Bradley (Rocio) Wright of Albany, Ore.; four siblings: Lynn (Imogene) Wright of St. George, Mavis Whittle of Kearns, Douglas Wright of Clawson, and Joan (Jeremy) Borrett of Millville; 26 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lyle and Ray, and two sisters, Margie and Ramona.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Bluehills Ward Chapel in Ferron (35 West 200 North). There will be a viewing that same day at 10 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Ferron City Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 42.