Paul Ennis Wright, 89, of Boise, Idaho, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022 with his family by his side. Paul was born in Buhl, Idaho on December 30, 1932 to Raymond and Olive (Rockliff) Wright. He was raised and educated in Buhl, Idaho.
After leaving the Air Force, Paul went to work for Boeing, on the Renton Flight Line, on the 707, 727 and 737, before being transferred to the Everett Flight Line at the start of the 747 program. There he worked on the E4 (flying Command Post) the Kings Camper for the King of Saudi Arabia.
In the summer of 1973, the family made a big choice to move half way around the world to Tehran, Iran, for the Boeing Co. LSC (Logistic Support Company) working a support contract for the Imperial Iranian Air Force, teaching the Air Force crews how to properly maintain the KC-135 tanker and the 747 tanker. Returning home to Seattle in the summer of 1977 he returned to the Everett Flight Line. Working on the 747 stretched upper deck mod, making 747-200’s into 747-300’s
He also took place in the first few 747 deliveries to the People’s Republic of China, where China required the deliveries to take place in their country. Dad also worked on both the 747 Air Force One’s. Dad retired on or around 1992 from Everett Flightline as a Pre-flight and Delivery Quality Control Supervisor. Two of Paul’s kids and 1 granddaughter followed in his footsteps at Boeing Company. John Wright -1978-2017 retired, Marisa Wright - active employee and Theresa Wright - active employee.
Paul is survived by his wife, Luella Wright; children: John Wright, Theresa Wright, Linda Wright-Rathke, Jesse Wright and Janet Wright; grandchildren: Elisha Wright, Marisa Wright, Steven Wright, Rachel Ratay, Chantee Probst, Britni Reed, Brayden Rathke, Sarah Bailey, Thomas Bailey, Chelsea Holman, Trey Holman, Max Nixon; great grandkids: Alexis Woolsey, Luna Wright, Everly Probst, Kamdyn Probst, Macklen Probst, Freddie Warren, Flynn Warren, Oliver Reed and Hugo Reed. His son, Dan Wright, preceded him in death.