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Everette Eugene Wright


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Everette Eugene Wright Obituary
September 27, 1923 - February 7, 2018It is with great sadness that the family of Everette Eugene Wright announces his passing on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at the age of 94 years. A native of Ackworth, Iowa, Gene lived in the San Gabriel Valley towns of El Monte, West Covina and La Verne. He graduated from Puente High School and enlisted in the US Army in 1943. He saw action in Germany where he was wounded in the Rhineland campaign. After the war, he returned to work with the LA County Fire Department as an engineer. In 1976, he retired from the fire service and worked for the Bonita Unified School District. He enjoyed baseball, bowling and singing with the Barbershop Harmony Society. Gene was a member of the Nazarene Church.Gene will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 19 years, Norma, his children Donna Searcy and Carolyn Dabbs, and his stepchildren LIsa McCarter, John Behen, Susan Muttart, James Kent and Raymond Doman. He will also be fondly remembered by his 17 grandchildren: Aaron Dabbs, Eric Dabbs, Liana Manu, Aubrey Whitcomb, Paije Dabbs, Wainohai Burns, Liam Whitcomb, Aiden Dabbs, Kaitlyn Dabbs, Adrian O'Beacain, Amanda Kent, Frank Gordon, Greg Muttart, Nicole Muttart, Nicholas Carson, Donovan Behen, Blaine Behen and by his brother Robert and sister-in-law Dolores. Gene was predeceased by his first wife, Joy (Collins) Wright.A funeral service in memory of Gene will be held on Friday, August 17 at 10:45 am at the Hillside Chapel, Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Interment will follow in the family plot nearby. An evening Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 16 from 5-9 pm at the Rose Hills Visitation Building. Light snacks will be provided. Those who so desire can make a tax deductible donation to the Los Angeles County Firemen's Benefit and Welfare Association. In the comment section please indicate your donation is in honor of "Everette E. Wright, LACO firefighter, Engine 29, 1944-1976." http://www.lacofire-benefit.org/donations.html Please sign the guestbook at legacy.com/obituaries/sgvtribune.Rose Hills Memorial Park(562) 699-0921
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Aug. 12, 2018
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