Lawrence “Larry” Ivan Wright

1957 ~ 2022

Lawrence “Larry” Ivan Wright, 65, passed away due to complications after a fall at home on Sunday, November 13th, 2022.

Larry was born November 3, 1957 in Salt Lake City, UT to JoAnn and Lawrence K. Wright.

Larry graduated from Westminster College with a bachelor's degree in business. He started his career at the LDS Printing Center and worked in different capacities for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, for over 43 years. His work colleagues remember Larry as a friend, a hard-worker and dedicated to his profession.

Larry married Shirley (Anderson) Wright on October 23rd, 1980. The two were lifelong companions and best friends until the end. They had two boys: Andrew and Phillip.

Larry loved helping others and doing fun things with his family. His grandson, Caden, was the light of his life and he enjoyed every moment of being the best “Bompa'' he could be. He loved Diet Pepsi, spicy food, sci-fi movies, and late night ice cream, and the ever so frequent sarcastic joke.

Larry is survived by his wife, Shirley; his two children, Andrew Larry and Phillip Ralph; his daughter-in-law, Emillie; his grandson, Caden; his favorite little dog, Ginger (his princess); his siblings: Gloria (Paul), Leonard, Paul (Pam); and many, many friends and family.

Larry will always be remembered as a great man who cared about and helped everyone around him. His care, love, and compassion for others knew no bounds. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts.

We will love and miss you Daddy Larry/Bompa.

A funeral will be held in his honor at the church in West Jordan (9376 S 4000 W, West Jordan, UT 84088) on Saturday, November 19, 2022. A viewing will start at 9am and the funeral at 11am. The burial will be at Memorial Redwood Cemetery (6500 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84123). For those unable to attend, services will be streamed via Zoom. Please click on the "Watch Services" link above. A free Zoom account is required to watch the services.

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My dear friend, Larry,

I am so saddened at your passing. How many years have we talked about the longing for retirement and how much you lambasted me for retiring in March? Your retirement was so near and now, so far. And yet, in the eternal scheme of things, how inconsequential?

All the years we worked together were fun and hard and laughable and excruciating and all the things! I loved working with you and saving the world together was great!

God's speed to you and heartfelt prayers for your dear wife and family. This world will not be the same without you!

- Susan Kay

may his soul rest in peace. let god give strength to bear this pain

- Chayamani. B. K.

My deepest condolence to the family. My God bless you and give you the strength at this time of grief. Larry and I worked together for my years at COB. Is sad to lose him so young.
Our prayer are with you, my God bless you always.


- Marcos Montero

Uncle Larry,
Like many others I was completely shocked to hear of the details of Larry's passing. I instantly wanted to be there with aunt Shirley and give her hug and share some tears. I am so thankful that I was able to spend time with Larry over the summer a little bit and have some laughs. I never thought how sarcasm and analytical conversations would later be so cherished. I want to tell you Larry, thank you... for taking such good care of aunt Shirley and the boys. You served your family in the most gentle way. I enjoyed the many family functions we have shared through the years and am grateful to have known you. I will miss the very serious questions about life you had for me and your fun smile. I love you and aunt Shirley and the boys so much. Always in my heart and prayers.

- Cherie (Anderson) Walsh

Dearest Shirley and Family,
Please know our hearts are with you in your love for Larry and his love for you. May you feel great comfort in all the wonderful years and memories you shared as a family.
With love,
Brent and Laura Anderson

- Brent and Laura Anderson