Jack Wright passed away a day before his 89th birthday on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Tumwater, Washington. He was born on November 19, 1920. Jack graduated from the
University of Washington
in 1948 as a CPA and devoted his entire professional career with VW&R, retiring in 1984 as VP of Administration. He also volunteered with the Peninsula Memorial Blood Bank in Burlingame, California and was a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Jack was a sports enthusiast who played on the Washington State Basketball Championship Team of 1939. He also loved golfing, tennis, fishing, and boating. His passion was teaching 'Round Dancing'. Jack and Dorothy were Round Dance instructors for over 35 years in the SF Bay Area, Yuma, AZ, Mesa, AZ and Olympia, WA. They also loved cruising and went on over 27 cruises to Alaska, Mexico and the Caribbean. Jack possessed a warm and kind heart and was thoughtful human being. He lived his life with outstanding values that inspired everyone. He was a caring, loving and compassionate husband, father, grandfather, and friend who passionately advocated for the fair, ethical and right thing to do. He leaves great memories for his family and friends. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy Wright; children, Jackie Wright, Vickie Parsons, Karen Wright, Gerald Wright and their families; grandchildren, Krystal Moberly, Jed Wright, Hallie Taylor-Wright, Azucena Taylor-Wright, and Alejandro Taylor-Wright. Jack was preceded in death by his grandsons, Allan and Abraham Bennett. A private memorial is being planned.