Roger B Wright1940 ~ 2012Roger B Wright, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend, passed, away on Sunday February 5, 2012 at his home from complications of post polio syndrome, at the age of 71.He was born on October 21, 1940 in Idaho Falls to Orice B Wright and Zelda Williams Wright. He was the 6th of seven children.He grew up in Idaho Falls, attending Emerson Elementary School, O. E. Bell Junior High and Idaho Falls High School.He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1965 with a Juris Doctorate.At the age of seven, Roger contracted polio, causing paralysis in his right arm. For him this was not a disability but a challenge. He did not allow it to define his life. Before leaving for college, Roger married Connie Revon Porter, his high school sweetheart. After graduation, Roger worked for five years in Boise as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Idaho.Returning to Idaho Falls, he went into private practice and spent the next 40 years in dedicated service to the community. He was appointed Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Bonneville County and Prosecuting Attorney for Clark County. He was also a member of the Idaho State Bar and Idaho Peace Officers Association. He was elected President of the Seventh Judicial District Bar Association. He particularly enjoyed serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Development Workshop. This experience was especially rewarding for him. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving was one of Roger's great loves. Beginning in 1974 he served for 17 years in the Idaho Falls South Stake Presidency, serving with two presidents. He was a counselor in the Idaho Boise Mission from 1984 to 1988 and spent over 10 years on the campus of Ricks College/BYU Idaho in various leadership positions. Of all his callings, Roger particularly loved serving as a home teacher.After his family, Roger's greatest love was missionary work. In 2004, Roger and Connie were called to preside over the Colorado Denver South Mission. Much to his delight, eighteen months later they left for Sydney Australia to be service missionaries for the Office of General Council for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Roger is survived by his wife Connie, his children Brad and Sheri Wright of Grand Junction, CO, Steve and Julie Wright of Idaho Falls, Jill and Steve Ross of Philadelphia, LynAnne and Gary Blatter of Idaho Falls and Tyler and Jennifer Wright of Homewood, AL, and by 24 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one brother Kenneth L Wright of Fresno, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, four of his brothers, Kay, Dean, Fred and Larry and one sister, Neva. We are sure that Heavenly Father is happy today. One of his best has returned home.Funeral services will be held on Saturday February 11 the Willow Bend Ward at 11 a.m. with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45. The address is 2230 S. 350 E. Kaysville, Utah. (Quail Crossing Chapel)There will also be a service held in Idaho Falls on Monday February 13 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:30 at the Idaho Falls 31st ward building at 1165 Azalea Drive. Sunday evening the 12th of February there will be a visitation at Coltrin Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment at Fielding Memorial Cemetery, Idaho Falls, ID.In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Online guest book at