Fred Wright, was born Fredrick Oscar Wright, on December 28, 1928 to Clyde Leo Wright and Oleva Bernice McKinsey in Hillisburg, Indiana. After graduation from high school, Fred enlisted in the Air Force, then the Army Air Corps, in 1947. He served just over six years including in Korea during the war. Fred was honorably discharged at the rank of Technical Sergeant.
After moving around the country in various military assignments, Fred moved to Stockton, California where he lived until moving to Utah in 1991. In Stockton, Fred worked for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for over 30 years, including as a shop foreman and building maintenance supervisor.
Fred joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in December of 1963 and has served in numerous callings, including as a stake missionary, in multiple bishoprics, 14 years in the Provo Temple, a temple mission with his wife Annalee in the Mexico City Temple and as a High Councilman in multiple Brigham Young University Stakes.
He is preceded in death by his wife Michele Davies Wright to whom he was married from 1972 until her death in 1999 and younger sister Beverly Sue Pelling.
Fred is survived by his wife, Annalee Frizell Wright and son, Duane Frizell and family of Henderson, Nevada; daughter, Reeni Lou Alfaro and family of Lindsay, California and son, Kenneth Wright and family of Phelan, California as well as 3 Nephews and a Niece all living in Indiana, 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Fred's hobbies included gardening, continuing education, historical archiving, fitness, and woodworking. After being blessed with outstanding health and vitality for 85 years, Fred was diagnosed with cancer in October of 2014. He passed peacefully into the next life January 13th with Annalee at his side.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at the Pleasant View 8th Ward, 2400 North 1060 East, Provo, Utah. There will be a viewing from 9:00 to 10:00 am, prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery.