William “Bill” Glen Wright


William “Bill” Glen Wright passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Gilbert, Ariz., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Bill was 87 years old and was a longtime resident of Bosque Farms.

Glen, as he was known to his sisters and his brother, and Bill as he was known to all of his friends, was preceded in death by his father and mother, Bud and Ora Mae Wright, both of Oklahoma; his wife of more than 50 years, Jo Meda; his sisters, Gail, Wilma and Doris; and his brother, Raymond, all of Oklahoma.

He is survived by his son, Larry Wright and wife, Liz, of Chandler, Ariz.; his daughter, Shellie Wright, of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Landon, Lucas and Lauriel Wright; his great-granddaughter, Leah Wright of Chandler; and his two sisters, Barbara Garant, of Denver, Colo., and Mary Edna Trammel and husband, Dennis, of Tecumseh, Okla.

Bill led a wonderful, full life, always surrounded by friends and family. He was always the guy that would help anyone, anytime. He loved spending time out in his garden growing fresh fruits and vegetables. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with friends and family, and especially enjoyed going up to their place in Pagosa Springs, where he and Jo Meda would spend the majority of their summers on the San Juan River enjoying the cooler air of the mountains.

If he wasn’t doing any of those things, you could always find him working on some project out in his shop. He always looked forward to the fall when the sandhill cranes were migrating through New Mexico. Several cranes came to know his fields as home and would return year after year because they knew he would feed them corn every day until it was time for them to set sail on their long journey.

He especially loved going to all of the ball games of his kids and grandkids over the years. It was very seldom that he and Jo Meda ever missed a game regardless of how far they had to travel.

In his early years, Bill married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Jo Meda. They were married for more than 50 years before she passed away in 2004.

Bill joined the Air Force as a young man and got to travel to several places across the United States, including being stationed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for a while.

When he got out of the Air Force he went on to work in Civil Service at Kirtland Air Force Base as an experimental machinist, where he retired after 33 years as the shop foreman.

Bill was a longtime member of the Bosque Farms Volunteer Fire Department, and also served as president of the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association.

You will truly be missed by all that have ever known you. Rest in peace, Grandpa Bill.

For service information, please visit Frenchfunerals.com.

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