Robert "Bubba" Wright

Born: Sat., Jan. 24, 1959
Died: Mon., Nov. 7, 2011

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Nov. 19, 2011
Location: Harney County Fair Ground Memorial Building

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Robert “Bubba” Wright went on his final to heaven on November 7, 2011 at Harney District Hospital, Burns, Oregon.  After a 31/2 year battle with ALS, he left the pattern in the company of his wife and many friends.

He was born on January 24, 1959 to Marvin and Florence Wright in Orange, California.  At around age 2 the family moved to Oregon where they moved around while Marvin was a timber faller.  They settled in Prospect in around 1969.  Robert went to Prospect Elementary school and then to Prospect High School.  Where he played and excelled in football and baseball.  He played basketball only to stay in shape between sports.

After high school he worked seasonal for the Forest Service fighting fire for 2 years.  In the winter of 1979 he went to work for the Oregon Department of Transportation in Prospect plowing snow.  He transferred to Roseburg extra gang in about 1985.  In 1990 was promoted Section Foreman Boswell Springs in Drain, Oregon and then to Transportation Maintenance Manager in Burns October 1994 thru March 2004.  Where he ended his 23 year career with ODOT.  He then went to work for Harney County Road Department as Office manager from 2004-2008.

Robert met Brenda Artmire in high school.  He worked for her grandpa and father at their family gas station in Prospect.  Brenda and Robert were married in December 1985.  In October of 1989 they had there first child Krissandra; and Raymond followed in January of 1993.  They made their home in Sutherlin from 1989 to 1995.  They then moved to Burns.  Burns has been their home for the past 17 years.

In 1989 Robert found is second love, flying.  He obtained his private pilots license in July of 1989.  He obtained his Instrument and commercial endorsements.  He flew anytime he could get a chance.  He bought the first of his airplanes upon moving to Burns, since we had family in Prospect.

Robert was involved with the Burns Lions Club, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, NRA as an endowment member.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, auto restoration, motorcycle riding, and woodworking.

He is survived by is Mother, Florence Wright; wife, Brenda of 25 years; children Krissandra and Raymond Wright; Aunt, Nadine Haukos and her husband, Al; Uncle Walter Ridge and his wife, Jenny; many cousins and Brenda’s parents and sister.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Wright.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held November 19, 2011 at Harney County Fair Grounds Memorial Building at 2:00 p.m.  Contributions in Bubba Wrights’ memory can be made to the ALS Association or Pioneer Presbyterian Church in care of LaFollette’s Chapel, PO Box 488; Burns, Oregon 97720.  LaFollette’s Chapel is in charge of funeral

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Mrs. Pelroy
   Posted Wed November 16, 2011
It is with great sadness that I send this condolence to you, Krissandra, Raymond and Brenda on the loss of your father and husband. I was saddened when I heard the obituary on the radio this morning. Bubba was a great man and father as we all know and will be greatly missed. I offer up my prayers to you all today and in the days to come. This kind of thing is never easy and I can say that because I have been in your shoes and have experienced loss myself. It may not seem like it today, but there will be brighter days in the days to come. Loosing a loved one takes time of healing. Hug each other everyday and visit with each other often. Our prayers are with you all. Bod Bless You and thank you for letting me be a part of you lives. Mrs. Pelroy

Robb Corbett
   Posted Wed November 16, 2011
My condolences to the Wright family. I met Bubba through my job with the City and appreciated his cooperation and support. He was always available with the necessary resources to help get the job done. He taught me how effective we could be if we worked together toward accomplishing our respective goals and this model I have talked about and used everywhere I have gone in my career. As I worked with him I learned that he was a very kind person that I always considered a friend.

Claudio & Maria Iturriaga
   Posted Thu November 17, 2011
Our condolences to the Wright family. Is our priviledge to have know Bubba he was such a great guy and will be missed. Our love and prayers are with you all.

Ken and Annette Higle and Girls
   Posted Sun November 20, 2011
Our love and prayers go out to Brenda, Raymond and Krissandra at this time. May God bless you with His peace and love and soon bring you to the joy of remembering the special life you shared with Bubba. With Sympathy - Higle Family

Ron Scheller
   Posted Mon November 21, 2011
I feel honored to have known Bubba. I will always remember the courageous way the two of you faced a very horrible disease. I have never known the type of faithfulness and kindness the two of you showed each other every day. I am amazed by his easy going ways. How he would strive to carry on a conversation and stay up with what was being said. The last conversation I remember with him had to do with roads and studded tires! He was a road supervisor to the end! He was always unassuming. Always wanted to talk about other things and not himself. Brenda, you are a champ! Your strength and endurance will be something I will never forget. Do not hesitate to call me with a question or a request. I will do my best to be there. Sorry I couldn''t make the service Saturday. Ron

Ron Scheller
   Posted Mon November 21, 2011
I will always remember the last conversation I had with Bubba. It had to do with roads, studded tires and the pros and cons of studs! He never quit being a Road Supervisor! His strength of character, his tenaciousness, his quiet courage will be something I will strive to emulate for the rest of my life. To be like Bubba is no small endeavor. I am honored to have known him.
Brenda, you are a champ! I saw the love the two of you shared. You are a great woman, companion and wife. I just hope my wife and I can have the bond the two of you shared.
Let me know what I can do to help. My prayers and the prayers of my church friends are with you, Kissandra and Raymond. Ron

Valorie Davis
   Posted Tue December 13, 2011
Brenda and family, I'm in Portland, Herb is still in the hospital. I happened on the Burns Times Herald and saw the sad news about Bubba. Your family has always held a special place in my heart. My love and prayers go out to you.

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