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Benjamin Wright

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Benjamin Wright

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Benjamin L. Wright, born November 25th, 1943, passed away August 30th, 2014. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Norma Wright, son Tim Wright, twin daughters Laurie Kesgard and Lynne Lumsden, sons Matthew and Michael Wright, grandchildren Zachary, Shelby and Alex, and sister Geraldine Wachtmann. 

Ben grew up in Columbus, Ohio, born November 25th, 1943, to parents, now deceased, Karl and Sara Wright. He played lacrosse and lettered at Ohio State University while earning his Bachelor’s in Metallurgy, where he met his wife of 49 years, Norma. 

Their first son, Tim, was born, followed by twin daughters, Laurie and Lynne in Pittsburgh. Ben had a wandering foot and the family experienced many adventures in places like Kentucky, Spokane, Indiana, and Illinois, often travelling to Ohio and once, Florida, to visit their parents.

In 1980, the family moved to Washington State, where they put down roots and Ben started working for Boeing, raising their three children together.

In 1996, Ben and Norma traveled to Russia, where they became proud parents to sons Matthew and Michael. The family moved to Arlington and raised the boys with pride.

Ben was a Christian who served the Lord in a strong, compassionate and quiet manner. He was a talented musician who could play the guitar, banjo, harmonica, piano and harpsichord.

Ben was an avid bicyclist and after retiring from Boeing in February, 2013, spent many hours riding his bike, making plans to ride in Utah and San Diego. His last moments were biking with his beloved wife.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked donations be made to World Vision, calling 888 511 6519, source code for Ben Wright 105 429 660.

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