Lloyd E. Wright

Lloyd E. Wright October 11, 1927 – January 21, 2013 Lloyd E. Wright passed away January 21, 2013, in Grand Junction, CO. He was born in Maple, Wisconsin on October 11, 1927, to Emil and Adeline Wright. After his service in the Navy, at the end of WWII and then in the Korea War, he went to Hobart Welding School. Lloyd opened his own shop in Stewart MN. After several years there he went to work maintenance at a Glass Plant and then Link belt, in the Minneapolis area. On a vacation to Billings, MT, Lloyd decided he liked the climate there and got a job in maintenance at a Bakery. Always looking to improve his families living condition, he took a job in Lewistown, MT with the U,S. Air Force -694th Air Defense Squadron, While working there he met and married Jane Busha, increasing his family with four step-sons. Lloyd saw a job posted with the Army Corp of Engineers at Dutch John, UT; and moved his family there. Later he transferred to the dam at the Dalles, OR. and then Springfield, OR. In the late 1980's he retired from of Central Point, OR and moved to Montrose, CO. He met Loret Babcox, in Delta, CO in the spring of 1996. They were married a day after Lloyd's birthday in October of 1996. He is survived by his wife, Loret Wright and a brother, Val (Betsy) Wright of Darwin, MN; sons, David Wright (Deb Fink) of Kettle River, MN; Craig (Jody Carlson) Wright of Stacey, MN, and a daughter, Barbara (Mac) McNeely of Danberry, WI; four step-sons, Cole (Mary) Busha of Greeley, CO; Joe (Toni) Busha of Vernal, UT; Tom (Donna) Babcox of Jacksonville, FL; Rev. Robert (Nancy) Babcox of Grand Junction, CO, and one step-daughter, Kathleen (Michael) McGinnis of Phoenix, AZ. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Adeline Wright; a brother, Gailard Wright; his wife, Jane Busha-Wright, and two step-sons, Scot and Dean Busha. A Memorial Service will be held on April 30, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in Delta, CO at the Center for Spiritual Living, at 658 Howard Street, Delta, CO, 81416. A Graveside service will be held on May 1, 2013 at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction, CO at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to V. F. W. Post 9221, Cedaredge, Co, 81413. Arrangements entrusted to MartinMortuary.com.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 16, 2013