Wright Roberts

February 22, 1934 ~ August 2, 2019 (age 85)


Wright Roberts passed away on August 2, 2019, only 5 ½ months after his wife Greta. They would have been married for 57 years this fall. Wright was born February 22, 1934, in the farmhouse of the family homestead in Etna, Wyoming. He was the 5th of 7 children. He lived his childhood on the family ranch, raising cattle, milking cows, and riding horses. Hard work and happy times as a family molded him into the man he became.

Wright entered Military Service in July 1956. He went through Army Basic Training at Fort Ord in Monterey Bay, California, and was then transferred to Germany. He was Honorably Discharged in May 1958. Shortly after that, the family sold the ranch and relocated to Ogden, Utah.

Wright became employed by Henderson Wheel in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1962 he married Eva Margareta Schurr, for time and all eternity, in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. Those two events would intertwine and become the building blocks for the rest of his life.

Wright was promoted several times, eventually accepting a transfer promotion in November of 1974, to manage Henderson Wheel in Boise, Idaho. In his humility, he always said he didn’t know why they kept promoting him, because he was just a farm boy with no college education.
He retired from Henderson Wheel on February 29, 1996.

Wright provided for his family and raised three boys in their home at 9665 Martingale Drive. Here is where Wright established the legacy of hard work and happy times with his own family. Their lives consisted of raising steers in the back yard, gardening, canning, learning car maintenance, home remodeling and repair, family vacations, camping, fishing, dirt bike riding, extended family get-togethers, and church service. Each aspect of his life was family oriented, from siblings to children. Wright lived life to its fullest surrounded by his family that brought him great joy.

After retirement, Wright and his wife Greta enjoyed winters snow birding in Yuma, Arizona, where they met many new friends.

In 2001 Wright and his wife Greta were called to serve a mission in the Family History Department in Manchester, NH, as Record Preservation Missionaries. They served their mission in York County, Maine.

He was preceded into eternity by his parents Everal and Gladys Roberts, 5 of his 6 siblings, his wife Greta, and his son Tony Roberts. They must be having a grand reunion! Wright departed this world leaving behind a loving family who will miss him, including his brother Ted and wife Dixie Roberts; sons Everal and Brian Roberts with their spouses, children/spouses and grandchildren; and all of his extended family.

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August 17, 2019

9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Cole and Victory LDS Chapel
3555 South Cole Road
Boise, ID 83709

August 17, 2019

10:00 AM
Cole and Victory LDS Chapel
3555 South Cole Road
Boise, ID 83709


Dry Creek Cemetery
9600 Hill Road
Boise, ID 83714

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