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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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    Love it when some one lives life.


    To the family, my sincere condolences. You can learn a lot by the experiences that your father has done in his life and really learn from them. I know Tim and Laurie are truly into enjoying life and living it to its fullest, just like their father. Enjoy the memories.

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    Love it when some one lives life.


    To the family, my sincere condolences. You can learn a lot by the experiences that your father has done in his life and really learn from them. I know Tim and Laurie are truly into enjoying life and living it to its fullest, just like their father. Enjoy the memories.

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    Enthusiasm for life


    When we visited everyone in 1995, my Uncle Ben taught me how to make a proper Latte. This was a long, long time before they were popular and I had my first one at Starbucks. He spent the week teaching me the ins and out how to make the perfect cup. What I remember most was the enthusiasm in what he was doing, even if it was just teaching me how to make an awesome latte. He had a passion for life. It amazes me that he left this world doing something he had a passion for, bicycling. As a cyclist myself, I know there is no greater feeling that pedaling that bike, with the wind blowing in your face and you feel such a good feeling. I will always remember his smile.

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    Thinking of you.


    Laurie, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. Nothing we can say will ease the pain. But the memories will carry you through the tough times. Much love to you. Jan

  • Monica Ivey On

    Prayers of comfort and strength...


    My heart is so heavy for you! My prayers are with you, Laurie and family. I wish I had a chance to meet your dad. He sounded like a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Take solace in knowing that he is in Heaven watching over you all. <3

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