NAMPA, Idaho — Warren O. “Pat” Wright born June 17, 1923, in North Bend, Neb. He passed away into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on Sept. 22, 2013, at his daughter’s home in Nampa, Idaho. He was married to his High School sweetheart Zada E. Allen and they have been together 71 wonderful years. He was an authentic cowboy driven by hard work with a passion for family, friends, horses, ranching and fishing. He lived a full life and enjoyed sharing his many amazing life stories.
His love for horses started early in life following in the footsteps of his Daddy who was a horse trainer. He began cowboy life at the Spratt Ranch in Lost Cabin, Wyo., at a young age and continued ranching most of his life. He spent a few years as a roughneck in the Wyoming oil fields but soon returned to ranching at Pryor Creek in Montana.
He and Pat Goggins formed “Pat-Pat Land and Cattle” where, for many years, he was part of the million dollar club selling farms and ranches. He traveled so many miles he got his pilots license so he could be home more with his family. He and Zada owned and operated the Colonial Court Motel in Billings and also the Lake Mary Ronan Fishing Resort in Western Montana.
He was preceded in death by his parents AA (Bud) and Anne Wright and a brother Dale Wright. He is survived by his wife Zada; sister Luella (Betty) Burzlaff; brother Wesley (Jeannie) Wright; and five children: Claudia (Tom) Stanton of Brusett, Mont., Virginia (Dean) Jacobsen of Nampa, Idaho, Buddy (Sharon) Wright of Shepherd, Mont., Roy (Nancy) Wright of Snyder, Colo., and Ray (Julie) Wright of Ronan, Mont. He had 19 grand-children; 52 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grand-children and many nieces and nephews and friends. Pat touched the lives of many, especially many children who often thought of him as their Grandpa too. He was so loving and his smile and laugh and stories will be missed by all.
Our family wishes to express a special thanks to Hearts for Hospice & Home Health, for their loving care on Dad’s final round-up. We will miss him dearly but know without a doubt that those who trust Jesus will ride with him again in God’s glorious Kingdom.
He requested to have his ashes scattered at Pryor Creek in Montana; this will take place in the spring of 2014. Those wishing to send condolences to Zada may send them to 309 S. Westwood Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686-2646.