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Richard Wright Obituary
On January 4, 2016 he gave up his three year fight with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, and as he wished, died peacefully at home in the company of his wife Anna Brandenburg-Schroeder. He is survived by sister Ruth Kathleen Smith (James) of Marshfield, MA, brothers Stephen Wright (Maia) of Saline, MI and Luke Vaughn of Antioch, CA; nieces and nephews Debbie, Nathan, and Alaura Wilfert, Brendan and Jason Wright, and six great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Ruth Vaughn Wright and Malor Alvin Wright. Dr. Wright (PhD Molecular Genetics) was engaged in research at the Department of Medicine, CU Anschutz Campus. He was an avid rock climber who developed many climbing areas and put up new routes throughout Colorado. He was a true "purrson" whose lap will be missed by Bally (the elder), and whose playful torment missed by Gracie (the adolescent). We gratefully acknowledge the expertise and loving care provided at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute and Halcyon Palliative Care and Hospice. Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Access Fund (AccessFund.org), Morris Animal Foundation (MorrisAnimalFoundation.org), and Lymphoma Research Foundation (lymphoma.org, or 115 Broadway, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10006).
Published in Denver Post on Jan. 6, 2016
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