David Oman Mark Wright was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. David passed away on November 14, 2014, surrounded by family in his home, after an eleven month struggle with brain cancer. Kira said, " I knew my dad would be leaving us. His journey was a hard one but he never complained or lost faith for one second. Even until the last day he could talk, he said he was still waiting for God's miracle. The real miracle was the man that he became and why God needed him more than us. He is my rock, inspiration and my hero"\n\nDavid was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 5, 1966 to James Edward Wright Sr. and Jeannette Yvonne McClellan. He spent his youth living in Georgia, Utah, and Texas. David graduated from Celina Texas High School where he enjoyed making friends, playing sports, and lettering in football and track. David believed in furthering his education and attended BYU where he majored in Spanish and German and minored in Philosophy and Linguistics. He worked summers abroad in Spain and Germany while attending Brigham Young University. David went on to receive his Master's degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University. At 19 years of age, David went on a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in the San Diego, CA, Spanish speaking mission. Much of his mission was spent serving in the high desert of southern California. David married Mary Ann Lisonbee in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on November 21, 1987 and together they raised 5 beautiful children, Dallin, Aubrey, Kira, Denton, and Anja.\n\nDavid worked hard and found much success in business. During his career, he worked for Bank of America, Credit Swiss, LSVI, ECS, Cisero, Deploymentworks and David Wright Construction.\n\nDavid loved to work with his hands, especially in his yard, and built numerous things from play structures, to fences, and houses. Since family was one of his first priorities, he enjoyed spending time with them and always had creative activities for them to do. One of his favorite past times was driving his boat and he taught anyone he could to wakeboard. David taught himself to play the guitar and piano. He was always ready to learn new things.\n\nDavid's free time was spent snowboarding, boating, going to Harts after chores for a soda, attending his children's sporting events, achieving black belt in tai kwon do, serving in church callings, serving those around him, working outside, attending youth camps, taking walks with family, going for shakes, playing with Riley (the dog), but for David, an essential activity was holding his family council meetings every Sunday night to encourage us to do better and make sure everyone's needs were being met .\n\nDavid continually sought to know what Heavenly Father wanted him to do next. He desired to be on the Lords errand and to serve people. He was a licensed contractor and used this to assist many people with their home repairs, without wanting compensation. An example of this is when a new neighbor across the street needed a new roof. David took his tools and his time to help replace the roof and teach them how to do it. Another example is the time he built a wheelchair ramp for someone who needed the help so they were able to gain access to their home. These are a sample of things he did continually.\n\nDavid wanted it to be said of him, "He went about doing the Lord's work". We are confident he is remembered as just such a man. David's influence and Love will be missed.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his mother, Jeannette Yvonne McClellan.\n\nDavid is survived by his wife Maryann , his son Dallin and his daughter-in-law Samantha, his daughter Aubrey and son-in-law Von, his grandson Graham, his daughters Kira and Anja, and son Denton, his father James Edward Wright, his sisters Connie Depew, Loree Sowell, Christi Rubisch, Ramona Henry, Elizabeth Hargiss, his brother James Edward Wright Jr. and his friends and extended family who are too numerous to list, but who knew he loved them each individually and unconditionally.\n\nTill we meet again. We love you and miss you already. We can't wait to spend eternity with you sweetie.\n\nFuneral services will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Highland Stake Center chapel, 5856 West 10400 North, Highland, Utah with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Family and friends may also attend a viewing Thursday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. also at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.