John Edward Wright "Ed"

1939 ~ 2022


Jan. 14, 2022
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens,, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
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    Jan. 14, 2022
    11:00 AM
    Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
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  • John Edward Wright (Ed), beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the age of 82.

    Ed was born October 27, 1939, in Magna, Ut to Francis and Mildred Wright. They moved to Murray, Ut, where he grew up and graduated from Murray High School. He attended Dixie State College in St. George Ut, where he played football. He enlisted in the Air Force after college and was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, NM. After returning home, Ed married Edith Schenk and together they embarked on a life of hard work and adventures. He retired early after working for Geneva Rock for many years. After the early passing of his wife, Edith, he met and married Charleen Tilley Dunn, and continued traveling to explore new places.

    Ed enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting, geocaching, and anything else outdoors. He spent winters snowmobiling in Yellowstone or enjoying the Arizona heat. Easter weekend he was in Moab, Ut for the Jeep Safari, and in the summer, he could be found camping in Stanley, Id or one of the many other locations he loved. In the fall he went hunting with family, cousins, and friends. He traveled to many other places from Canada to New Mexico and everywhere in between. For his dream vacation, he drove to Alaska and spent a month driving the Alaskan highway. Ed enjoyed motorcycle trips with his cousin and friends and even went to Sturgis, SD a couple of times for the motorcycle rally. He also enjoyed taking shorter day rides to many locations around Utah and the surrounding states. Ed visited New York City, Indiana, and Germany and he was amazed when he saw the Mississippi River for the first time. After all of his travels, his love and heart remained in the mountain west.

    Charleen would often tell him, “Thanks for the ride, Ed".

    Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Mildred Wright, his sister Delma Perkins, his brother Leonard Wright, and his wife Edith Wright.

    Ed is survived by his spouse, Charleen Tilley Dunn, his children Kevin Wright (Tamra), Randy Wright, Wendy Simmons (Jason), and four grandchildren.

    Ed will be missed very much.

    Funeral services will be on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah. A viewing will be held from 10:00 - 10:45 am prior to services. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens in the Garden of Atonement.


    Charleen; what a fun guy Ed was! Playing cards up the Canyons ! Re-Explaining all the rules over & over!! Laughing with you,, !! Taking us in His Jeep,,!! All over Yuma¡! Some scary , rutted trails! He lived a wild life! But very kind person,, will miss him! Loves & hugs to you! Come on down to Yuma!! We’re waiting for you!

    - Susie Hood Searle & John Searle

    Sending our love and prayers for you Charleen. We will all miss Ed every day 💕💕💕

    - Pat Snell

    I will miss Edward, he was part of my childhood. He and I would talk every month. He was a good man.


    I always related to ed, he always did the things I liked, Jeeping in the desert, plinking and playing games.

    WE will miss ed, i always related to him like jeeping in the desert, plying games, or just talking.I know that
    he was glad that you were with him you gave him not only

    I allways related to ed, he liked jeeping in the desert, plinking, playing games and just talking as I did. we will miss ed. I know that he was always glad that you were there to be with him Sharleen. We all have to go but while we are here we enjoy the moment with our love ones and friends. I know rhat you were a good wife to ed and I know he apprreciated you. Please free to call us for any reason just to talk or help in any way

    - GIL Williams

    Charleen & families, I am so sorry 😢 & we will all miss Ed . Shane, Jason, Brett, & Michael want you to know you have our love 💕 support , & prayers always!!

    - Missy Nelson

    So sorry for your loss , Charleen. We have a lot of good memories with you and Ed. Please call me anytime.😢

    - Carol &. Tony

    Charleen, I am so very Sorry for your loss of Ed. I always enjoyed our talks and looked forward to seeing you both at our family outings. Ed has a special place in my Heart. RIP My Friend.

    - Ricky Helm

    To the family of Ed, my condolences are coming to you. I have a broken heart for you right now. I know the pain of the loss of your dad, your husband, your grandpa, your brother, your friend. I just pray that God will send his angels to wrap their arms and wings around you to comfort you.

    - Tami Kelsey