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Date of Birth: August 10, 1950

Date of Death: August 07, 2019

Gerald Wright was born to Phyllis and Emil Wright in 1950, brother of Clifford Ray Wright, all of which greeted him in Heaven on August 7th, 2019. He met his lovely bride, Deanna Wright, in college and began a family shortly thereafter. Not wanting a small family, Deanna & Gerry raised Tammy Bridges, Michelle Jacobs, Kristi Calderwood, Justin Wright, and Jason Wright as well as many foster children and dorm children at Southwest Indian School. Gerry also had many grandkids which he loved dearly: Cliff Gould, Becky Bridges, Kaleb Calderwood, Kyra Calderwood, Ty Jacobs, Ellie Jacobs, Anthony Garey, Jacob Wright, Ella Wright, and great granddaughter, Evelyn Gould. Gerald's greatest accomplishment is that he honored God in all that did. He followed God's calling for his life & was a wonderful and loving son, husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend. He leaves behind a legacy of work and being that many are inspired by. This world is truly a better place because of the years Gerald spent here.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life will be held at New Life Community Church on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. Please dress casual for the service.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to one of Gerald's favorite ministries: Native American Youth Ministries - Shalom Child Development Center (Make check out to New Life Community Church and add a memo that it is for Shalom Child Development Center).