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May 12, 1944 – September 15, 2017

Bill will be dearly missed. After battling bladder cancer for the past ten years, his body reluctantly gave up the fight.

Bill was born to William Andrew Wright and Mae Thacker, while his dad was serving in the Army Air Corps near Dalhart, Texas. Billy was the second of 4 children.

A talented athlete, Bill played football, baseball, basketball and volleyball. He played football and baseball for Snow College. He also played volleyball representing the Navy in Guam. After graduating from Snow College, he served in the LDS New Zealand South mission, then continued with service to his country by serving in the United States Navy. He completed his education at Utah State University earning a BS in Forest Management. Bill served 42 years for the Federal Government with the U.S. Forest Service in Ashville, North Carolina, Moab, Utah and Fillmore, Utah.

Service and family have been the center of Bill’s life. He met his sweetheart, Marilyn Johnson, while attending USU. They were sealed in the Logan Temple in 1969. Bill enjoyed teaching, coaching and cheering on his five daughters, his basketball team, in whatever sport they pursued, including dance. One of his greatest joys was cheering on his grandkids as they compete.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, William Andrew Wright and Mae Thacker and two grandchildren, Lonne Bill Rasmussen and Ariana Slack.

Bill is survived by his wife, Marilyn, daughters Jenifer (Kendall), Alisa (Mike), Dana (Lonne), Kristina (Manny), Joanna (Branden) and 14 grandchildren, as well as his siblings, Owen (Karen – deceased), Carl (Paula), and Mollie (Rick). Please join us in celebrating his life.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. Family and friends may also join together on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Syracuse City Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com