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Eddis Wright

November 3, 1935 — February 15, 2024

After days of visits from loving family, friends and dedicated caregivers, Eddis Kay Williams Wright passed into eternity and the loving arms of her sweetheart Stan, in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Born November 3, 1935, in Malad, Idaho, the tenth of eleven children of John Haynes and Eleanor Jones Williams. Mom had a busy and demanding childhood, as most of that era did, working around the home to help her family with chores and everything that needed to be done. Eddis graduated from Malad High School in 1954 and then was fortunate to be able to go to college, graduating in 1958 with a degree In Business Education from Idaho State University. Following graduation, her first teaching job was in Pocatello, Idaho. Her career then took her to Salt Lake City, where she taught English and Typing at Central Junior High School from 1960 - 1965.

During this time, she met Stanley Ross Wright at a school function held at a bowling alley, and they would marry on August 16, 1963 in Malad, Idaho; later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on August 16, 1986. Sometime following the birth of their first child, DuMayne, they purchased the Wright Family Home at 940 Best Avenue in Millcreek. Their family would grow to include Wes, Randy, and Cindy. Their home became a gathering place full of love, family traditions like Sunday dinners, and endless happy memories.

During these early years, Eddis worked part-time at the AFL-CIO Labor Union as a secretary, and teaching Adult Education in the evenings at Granite Community School. She continued her employment until retiring in 1997. A year later, she and Dad served as Office Missionaries in the Salt Lake City South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a time which was very dear to her heart. Mom loved attending as many of the grandchildren's activities as possible. Her greatest pleasure came from feeding family and friends and showering them with gifts. She lived a life full of serving and blessing others and was a woman full of great faith and love for the gospel of Jesus Christ. She lived the gospel but most importantly, shared the gospel through her words and actions, even up to her last days in the Assisted Living where she has resided since Dad's passing in 2019.

Mom is survived by her children: DuMayne Wright (Jon), Wes (Laura), Randy (Kim), Cindy Parker (Darren); 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Redington and Bonnie Davis; and countless nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan; two sisters and six brothers. Darren has been, and remains, her favorite son-in-law.

The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff at Sunridge Assisted Living for the love and care they provided mom. She loved them like family!

Funeral services to honor Eddis' life will be held Saturday, February 24th, 11:00 a.m. at the West Jordan Utah Park Stake, 7411 South 4800 West, West Jordan, Utah.  Viewings will be held Friday, February 23rd, 6 - 8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah, and Saturday morning at the church prior to the funeral from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow the services in the West Jordan City Cemetery, 1300 West 7800 South, West Jordan, Utah.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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