Leonard Albert (Len) Wright, (M..D.)
|Posted 2019-02-11 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Camp Verde Bugle, Camp Verde, Arizona|
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Dr. Leonard Albert Wright, M.D., was born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, on Sept. 23, 1929. He passed peacefully to his eternal
home on Sept. 20, 2018.
Although he is gone from our presence, he lives on in our hearts until
we, too, join him in heaven. He was a devoted husband, father,
grandfather and great grandfather.
Throughout his life he lived for Christ first. He was driven by a
passion to glorify God in all areas of his life. His faith was of
utmost importance. He loved spending time studying God’s Word. He
served many years as a Sunday School teacher and Bible study group
leader at Grace Community Church in Tempe, Arizona, and Flagstaff
Christian Fellowship. It was of great joy to him that he was an elder
for several years at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship.
He was known for his intelligence, kindness, humble spirit and
dedication of service towards others, especially those in need. Len was
the epitome of a life well lived for Jesus. He leaves behind a
He attended school in Collingswood, New Jersey, then two years at
Franklin Marshall College in Pennsylvania, after which he transferred
to Wheaton College in Illinois, and graduated from there in 1951 with
his Bachelor’s Degree.
Four years later in 1955, Len graduated with an M.D. degree from Bowman
Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina. He interned at Indiana
Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, but his residency training was
interrupted by a call from the U.S. Army where he served three years in
France at the 33rd Field Hospital serving military personal and their
His residency in pediatrics was eventually finished at Children’s
Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1962, Len began his
practice at the Pediatric clinic, in Phoenix, Arizona, and while there
he also served for a time as President of the Maricopa County Pediatric
In 1980, after much prayer, Len left private practice to direct the
student medical clinic at Northern Arizona University. While there he
also served a year as President of the Coconino County Medical Society.
He was most proud of his years at NAU in that soon after arriving
there, he energized the staff to get NAU’s Student Medical Clinic
medically accredited - the 16th University in the United States to
He is survived by his wife, Dee (aka Doris) Wright; sons, Brad (Lori)
and Thad (Robin); daughters, Ginger Krison (Mark), Cathy Jestadt
(Garry), Mary Christian (James), Karen Feller (Mark), Becki Wright
Moss; and sister, Doris Leonard, of Clayton, New Jersey, as well as 18
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by his father, Dr. Ralph S. Wright; his
mother, Beatrice Lanning Wright; and son, David S. Wright.
A memorial service will be held Oct. 13 2018, at 11 a.m., at Flagstaff
Christian Fellowship located at 123 South Beaver Street, Flagstaff.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s
Purse which is actively helping disabled veteran and others throughout
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