Eldon J. "Jim" Wright Sr., 68, of Gearhart, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Kelso, Wash.

He was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Sidney, Mont., to Eldon Wright and Marian Wright Fackerell. His mother survives, living in Longview, Wash. His father preceded him in death in 1946. His stepfather, Edward Fackerell, also preceded him in death.