Chad Carlyle Wright, age 80, passed away Sept. 14, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born Feb. 18, 1940, in Hinckley, Utah, to Elmer A. Wright and Nora Geneva Dutson Wright. He was the fourth of five children.
Chad graduated from Tooele High School in 1958, and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Central America. Upon his return, he received his bachelors degree and masters degree in language and literature from BYU. Chad returned to Central America to serve a second mission of six-month duration, translating material into the Quiche dialect. After returning, he taught at the University of Massachusetts in Cambridge, while he earned his PhD in language and literature from Harvard University. His career spanned over 40 years teaching in universities in the Midwest and Eastern states. He retired from the Catholic University of America in 2014.
Chad was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Edna Wright Griffith (Harold) of Ely, Nevada; his brother Rex Wright (Maxine) of Salt Lake City, Utah; and his sister Mazel Wright of Hinckley, Utah.
Chad is survived by his brother Lee Wright of Tooele, Utah, and by many nephews and nieces, whom he loved very much. Graveside services will be held at the Tooele City Cemetery, Friday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. The family wishes to thank the staff at Carrington Court assisted living and memory care for their professionalism, dedication, consideration and loving service. Arrangements are under the direction of Wiscombe Memorial.