Wright, Calvin Ray “Cal” – Obituary

Calvin Ray “Cal” Wright, 52, of Hamilton, Mont., a former longtime Baker City resident, died Aug. 24, 2008, as the result of an accident.

There will be a memorial barbecue Sunday in his honor at Hamilton, Mont.

He was born March 10, 1965, at Waynoka, Okla., to Coral Belle Boren. When he was 2, Cal moved with his mother to Idaho. There she met and married Robert Boren who Cal respected and loved as his father. Cal grew up on a ranch at Emmett, Idaho, along with his eight brothers and two sisters.

On Jan. 8, 1976, he married the love of his life, Helen Whitt. The couple lived at Baker City for 30 years.

On Feb. 2, 1984, Cal was blessed with the second love of his life: his daughter, Donica Mae Wright. Cal worked at the Ellingson Lumber Co. mill until it closed down in 1996. Then in 1998 he worked for Chandler’s Hereford Ranch as a ranch hand, a job he truly loved.

Cal and Helen moved to Hamilton, Mont., in January 2008 to be closer to family.

During his life, Cal enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, scraping metal and raising animals. He loved the outdoors. If it was nice out, he was outside doing something. He also loved helping others – it didn’t matter how big or little the task he was there lending a helping hand, his family said.

Cal always put family first. His wife and daughter were always taken care of – he made sure of that.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Wright of Hamilton, Mont.; daughter, Donica Wright of Eugene; father, Robert Boren of Emmett, Idaho; brothers, Virgil Wright of Boise, Louis Wright of Emmett, Idaho, Lonnie Boren of Emmett, Idaho, Calvin Boren of Boise, Dean Boren of Emmett, Idaho, and Stan Boren of Emmett, Idaho; and sisters Judy Wendt of Sunburst, Mont., and Sharon Hopkins of Caldwell, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cora Belle Boren; and brother, Paul Raye Boren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Bitteroot Humane Association or a similar local organization to honor Cal’s love of animals.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 29, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


White, Judy Wallis. Baker County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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