Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Gail Richard Wright, of Enterprise, passed away at his home, September 2, 1984.
Mr. Wright was the son of Carol and Zelma M. Wright, born Nov. 15, 1915. He was a ranch hand, sheepherder and packer by trade, and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and B.P.O.E.
In his lifetime, Wright packed for the Geodetic survey in Oregon and Idaho, and herded sheep for Bud Wilson, Kenneth Johnson, Bud Harshfield, Bill Beaudoin, and Doria Audit. He also herded for sheepmen in south Idaho before retiring to make his home with Betty and Bill Beaudoin.
Survivors include his ex-wife Betty Holman of Canyon City, Ore., brothers, Chester H. Wright of Kamiah, Id., John B. Wright of Grangeville, Id., and Francis D. (Bill) Wright of Enterprise; sisters, Mrs. Louis (Doris) Graham of White Bird, Id., Mrs. Pauline Paul of Walla Walla, Wash., Mrs. Juanella of Tumwater, Wash., and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 5, with VFW Post #4307 officiating. Internment was in the Enterprise cemetery.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, Thurs., Sept. 6, 1984
Contributed by: Sue Wells
Transcribed by: Gary Jaensch