Rodney Harold Wright August 14, 1937 – July 28, 2011 Rodney Harold Wright, age 73, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011. Rodney was born August 14, 1937 in Grand Junction, CO to Harold Lester and Marjorie (Brown) Wright. He graduated Central High School in 1955. Following graduation, Rodney proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He married Sharon Griffee; she passed away in 1973. Rodney was a stocker for grocery stores and a member of UFCW Local #7 Union. Rodney loved to ride his ATV. He was an avid member of the Western Slope ATV Association. He loved to visit the Grand Mesa with his family, win at cards and board games, be outdoors, and make people laugh. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Josie Wright; brother, Alvin Wright; sister, Jeanice Swank all of Grand Junction; and three grandchildren, Sharon Wright, Kristen Wright and Angeline Fish. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. on the hillside of Orchard Mesa Cemetery. A potluck reception will be at 4:00 p.m. at the East Shelter in Lincoln Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Western Slope ATV Assn., PO Box 4283, Grand Junction, CO 81502 or Mesa County Search & Rescue, c/o Mesa County Sheriff's Office, PO Box 20,000, Grand Junction, CO 81502. Arrangements are under the caring direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on July 31, 2011