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Walter "Stubby" LeRoy Wright

October 21, 1940 — September 29, 2023

Logan, Utah

A resident of Logan, UT, Walter passed away in his sleep at Legacy House Assisted Living. He was a former resident of Paonia, CO and Price, UT. On September 29, 2023 Walter was reunited with his sweet wife, Linda, and numerous family and friends who have passed before him.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Price, Utah on October 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Interment for the cremains of Walter and Linda to follow at Price Cemetery. Walter LeRoy Wright was born on October 21, 1940 to Wilmer Claude and Thelma Manchester Wright in Price, UT. He valued his Native American heritage and loved to share this knowledge with others. He spent his childhood in Castle Gate and Sunnyside, UT and graduated from Carbon High School, class of 1958. Walt participated in many sports and activities. He excelled in several areas and always gave 100%.

On June 13, 1964, Walt married the love of his life, Linda Schon in Murray, UT. To this union, three children were born. Walt and Linda moved to Paonia, CO in 1993 from Price, UT. The couple renewed their vows on their 40 th wedding anniversary in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Walt moved to Logan, UT to be closer to family after losing Linda to metastatic breast cáncer on March 8, 2022.

In addition to his family, he loved the game of baseball. Walt was an incredibly talented player and played for an extended number of years. After high school, he went on to play while attending Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO., Carbon College in Price, UT.. and University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, UT. and continued on to play in the Industrial League. Any time there was a baseball game on TV, Walt would be watching, especially if it was the New York Yankees or Colorado Rockies Growing up in Utah, Walt had a passion for hunting and fly fishing. He loved hunting elk in Utah and Colorado and often said it was more about the people, the relationships, and the experience than filling your tag. His favorite place to fish was in the Uintah Mountains in Utah. He was also an avid golfer and skier. Walt enjoyed a classic western anytime anyone was willing to watch with him.

Walt was involved in coal mining for over 40 years and was very proud to be a 3rd generation coal miner. He said he was most pleased with the fact that no one was ever seriously injured while he was in charge. He always had the safety and wellbeing of his employees in the front of his mind, even when he was not at work. He was very honored to be appointed by the Governor of Utah to be a member of the School Trustlands Board of Trustees as a representative for the mining industry. Walt was also a member of the Free Masons and Shriners. He participated in parades as a Shriner and drove a miniature go-cart as a clown. Telling stories of all the kids he encountered at parades as well as at Shriner Hospitals made him happy. He also served on the Parish Council for Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Price and Sacred Heart Church in Paonia.

Walt is survived by his daughters Julie (Larry) Wright Williams of Logan, UT and Tonni L. Wright of Logan, UT; son Walter “Craig” (Diane) Wright of Pella, IA; grandchildren, Taylor Williams, Bobbie Williams, Brooklyn Wright and Jillian Wright.

Walt was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerry Wright, and a sister, Claudette Mele.

As Dad used to say - “Love ya, Love ya, Love ya- Bye for now.” Memorial contributions may be made in Walter’s memory to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or the organization of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Allen Mortuaries and Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. View the obituary and sign the online guest registry at:

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