Dale Mervin Wright

November 25, 1936October 17, 2019

Dale Mervin Wright, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 17th. He was born on November 25, 1936 in Springville, Utah interrupting Thanksgiving dinner. He was the fourth child of Mervin D. Wright and Mable Wheeler Wright. He was raised in Springville, Utah on the family farm and graduated from Springville High School in 1955. He was focusing on Architecture at Brigham Young University when he met Diane Taylor. They married on March 19th in the SLC Temple and started their family a year later. Dale started Palmer & Wright Construction in his early twenties. During these years he built several buildings in Utah, Idaho and Nevada including the first Visitor Center at Arches National Park, the Field House at Brigham Young University and the Science Building at the University of Idaho.

Over the years, Dale continued to run Palmer & Wright Construction and manage other companies, properties and build cabins. He was a talented and creative brick layer earning him an excellent reputation among his peers. This is a skill set he passed onto his younger brothers. Dale loved to work and see the benefits of his work. However, he always had a restless nature and was looking for additional projects. It was during this time that he purchased his farm in Levan, Utah. He ran this farm until he purchased a larger farm on the Blue Gulch Dessert in 1976. He moved his family to Idaho that year selling his assets in Utah. With the help of his sons and loyal workers, he ran a meticulous farm through all kinds of crazy weather. In 1996, he sold the Idaho farm and began the next phase of his life which involved traveling and starting his new building project in San Carlos, Mexico. This is where he built his dream home. He was full of adventurer and passion, living life to the fullest. He enjoyed card games, photography, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, and deep-sea fishing. He relished the time he could spend with his family and friends and always enjoyed taking time off to appreciate nature. He will be missed by many and always remembered by those who have survived him for his true grit honesty and his wicked sense of humor. He had a wild nature which may be one of the reasons why he had such a love for showing Arabian horses and drinking Wild Turkey.

He is proceeded in death by his father (Mervin D. Wright), his mother (Mable Wheeler Wright), one sister (Dorothy Wright - infant), one brother (Richard Wright), one brother-in-law (Fred Harrell), father-in-law (Burt L. Taylor), mother-in-law (Marva Perry Taylor), a grandchild (Taylor Diane Wright- infant). He is survived by his wife, Diane, Twin Falls, Idaho; two sons: Creed Wright and Chad Wright of Twin Falls, Idaho; two daughters: Michelle Wright Asher of Monument, Colorado and Madelyn Wright of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two brothers: Calvin Wright (Gayle Williams) of Nephi, Utah and Larry Wright (Linda Mikesell) of Salem, Utah. One sister: Kary Wright Harrell of Dallas, Texas. One grandchild: Wyatt Dale Asher of Monument, Colorado and two step-grandchildren, Drew Sapien of Twin Falls, Idaho and Alexis Sapien of Twin Falls, Idaho.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 24th at White Mortuary “Chapel by the Park” 136 4th Ave E. in Twin Falls; viewing will be Wednesday, October 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at White Mortuary and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. The burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park.


  • Mervin D. Wright, Father (deceased)
  • Mable Wright, Mother (deceased)
  • Richard Wright, Brother (deceased)
  • Dorothy Wright, Sister (deceased)
  • Calvin (Gayle Williams) Wright, Brother
  • Larry (Linda Mikesell) Wright, Brother
  • Kary Harrell, Sister
  • Fred Harrell, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Burt L. Taylor, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Marva Taylor, Mother-in-law (deceased)
  • Diane Wright, Wife
  • Creed Wright, Son
  • Chad Wright, Son
  • Michelle Asher, Daughter
  • Madelyn Wright, Daughter
  • Taylor Diane Wright, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Wyatt Dale Asher, Grandchild
  • Drew Sapien, Step-grandchild
  • Alexis Sapien, Step-grandchild

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  • Creed Wright, Pallbearer
  • Wyatt Dale Asher, Pallbearer
  • Nathan Taylor, Pallbearer
  • Trevor Taylor, Pallbearer
  • Dave Zampedri, Pallbearer
  • Roger Bolton, Pallbearer
  • Norman Eckert, Pallbearer
  • Armand Eckert, Pallbearer
  • Chad Wright, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Arturo Lozoya Vargas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lamar Hales, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jess Barton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Eddie Allison, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Curt Duggan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Fahrenwald, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Greg Hull, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Assandrup, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Terry Johnson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Phil Wright, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Phil Bird, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Clair Shipp, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ed Wheeler, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Viewing for Family and Friends

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

  • Viewing

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

  • Burial

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

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