A Hero Returns

Chadwin Spencer Wright (1942-2009) beloved brother, father, grandfather, and husband passed away at his house in Salem Utah on June 27th after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. A great friend, mentor, teacher, and example, he will be missed by all who know him. However, he was assuredly welcomed with open arms as he passed to the other side. He will be remembered for his kindness, his gospel knowledge, and his sense of humor, all of which he kept even until the very end. Chad graduated from Granite High School, served an LDS mission in Bristol England, and received degrees from BYU and Exeter University. He was married to Daunis Hansen on August 6th, 1975 in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked for the Church Educational System for 32 years in many different capacities, but most enjoyed his daily interactions with his students. As a valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served in many callings including home teacher, high councilman, Sunday school teacher, and bishop. He is survived by 11 siblings, nine children, 13 grandchildren and his wife Daunis. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. His viewing will be held Tuesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary in Spanish Fork. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Salem West Stake Center (695 South 300 West, Salem)

A Poem by Steven Boothe

In loving memory of Chadwin S. Wright

Today I want to celebrate the life that I have lived.
I have loved greatly, I have lived fully, given all I had to give.
My heart is full of gladness, a great peace fills my soul.
I've walked the walk, I've talked the talk, God's will I've come to know.

God bless my sons and daughters and all the friends I have known
God bless my wife and grandkids with a peace beyond their own.
And may the love of God sink deep within their hearts.
And may this peace and joy grow while we're apart.

A simple smile, a loving touch, your caring freely given
Has warmed my heart and touched my soul, it's made life a bit of heaven.
You've brought great joy and humble pride, there's so much good in you.
The life you've lived, who you've become, God's peace lives on in you.

So lay me down, as all must die, just part of Father's plan,
As Jesus broke the bands of death, blessed Jesus understands
That God's great Plan of Happiness was made for you and me,
As he lives now, together will our family live for eternity.

Don't worry, I know it seems I've left some things undone,
But life's race goes not to the swift, only to he who runs until it's done.
I've run the race, I've fought the fight, I've endured unto the end
And now I enter into the rest of my true and trusted friend.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, my Savior, Lord , and King
Has brought me peace and happiness and takes away death's sting.


Martha said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kath said...

Dear Karen,

I was so sad to hear of your loss. I can't imagine what it might feel like to lose your father. I know that your faith and the faith of all around you will sustain you and give you peace. Please feel of my love for you. I will pray for you and your sweet family.

love, kathleen

DAJP said...

Karen, Sorry your dad past away. I hope you guys are doing alright. Always praying for ya girl! I sure love and miss you!

Ryan, Sarah , Ruthie and Tate said...

I'm so glad that you have such a close family to help eachother out right now. If you need anything, like give your 3 year old away for a day or two, let me know!

Cardalls said...

What a sweet obituary. So sorry...no words can take away the sorrow, but our prayers are certainly with you and we hope those will carry you through!

hairprincess said...

That is so sweet about your dad, and so true he was an AMAZING man, he def will be missed I was just thinking about our seminary classes with him and I cant get his laugh out of my head, it was so contagious. We had so much fun in that class, your dad rocked! We will def take his class together in Heaven with him someday:) I wish I were close by to see ya, hope you are doing well! Love ya'll!

Hickman Family said...

Karen, I loved your dad, he was such a good person, who has a strong close family. So glad to know you are okay, we are always thinkin about ya!

Brandt & Lindsey said...


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Brandt and I feel pretty bummed right now. I love you and will keep you and your family in my prayers. Your dad was a pretty special man and I am grateful to have known him.