1948 ~ 2018
David Eugene Wright died peacefully on September 15, 2018, in Bountiful, Utah.
David was born July 9, 1948, in Salt Lake City, to Afton Middlemiss and Ralph Bassett Wright. At the age of 16 he was involved in a serious head-on collision on a rainy night in a poorly-marked construction zone, causing him extensive brain injury. He was in a coma for five months followed by many long years of rehabilitation.
He attended East High School and Westminster College, where he earned a degree in psychology, in spite of severe physical and mental disabilities. David enjoyed traveling with his brother Ralph to Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
David lived all the years of his life with a remarkably optimistic attitude. He inspired everyone around him. The tragic accident that took away so much never took away his friendly, fun-loving disposition. As he so often proclaimed, he would "keep on keeping on," which he did for 70 years.
David was preceded in death by his parents, twin brothers, Bob (Janet) and Dick; and is survived by his oldest brother, Ralph (Judy).
Services will be held Friday, September 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, in Salt Lake City; and visitors may come from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.