Clifford “Cliff” Tilden Wright

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Clifford Tilden Wright died Friday, March 10, 2017 at the age of 54 in Edmond, OK, where he resides with his wife of 35 years, Anita Louise Wright.

Cliff was born June 17, 1962 in Grants, NM to Glenn and Ann Wright. He graduated from Mayfield High School in 1980 and one year later married his high school sweetheart, Anita Elmore, on October 16, 1981. Cliff graduated from NMSU in 1985 with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. His most recent employment was at Northrup-Grumman in Oklahoma as a Procurement Analyst.

As a young man, he enjoyed motocross with his brother and loved building and flying RC airplanes. He also enjoyed bowling and the whole family bowled regularly on leagues for many years. He was fascinated by all things planes and trains, and spent twenty years babying his old 1964 Ford pick-up truck. He loved listening to a variety of music, was a hobby photographer, and loved doting on his grandchildren. He and Anita are involved in their church, New Covenant UMC, where they teach Financial Peace University.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Ray Wright. Cliff is survived by his mother, Ann Carolyn and her husband Chuck Colwell, his wife Anita Louise Wright, his brother Glenn Ray Wright, Jr., daughter Kathryn Andrews, son-in-law Chris Andrews, son David Wright, and by his three grandchildren Adalaide, Frieda, and Joseph Andrews, and by many other family and friends.

Clifford regularly gave blood and platelets to the Oklahoma Blood Institute and the family would like you to consider giving blood or monetary gifts to the blood institute at or your local blood bank in lieu of flowers.

Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 16th, with family greeting friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Covenant United Methodist Church, Edmond.

7 thoughts on “Clifford “Cliff” Tilden Wright”

  1. Leann Graham

    This was one of the saddest days of my life, the passing of my co-worker. Cliff was a inspiration to me. Whenever I said :Hi Cliff, how are you doing and he always had that special smile and say, “GREAT” and you? Even if I was having a not so great day, his answer made me say ” Great” also and the day got brighter. When we talked, we would share stories and love of our grandchildren and of course shared pictures. Everyday, no matter what the weather I saw him walking around the building during his lunch break. I’m going to take that great spirit he had and thrive to be positive and appreciate everyday of my life.

    I enjoyed reading about Cliff’s life. I knew about his wonderful family and how much love you have for each other. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Rhonda Elmore

    God received an amazing Angel?… one that will truly be missed from this world. He walked in the light, I could see the spirt living and breathing in Clifford ❤. Never do I ever remember a sad face, always happy, walking in the spirit. May God Bless and keep each and everyone during this time.?? And I pray that the Loving God we ALL know continues to fill each of your hearts with more Love each and every day, ❤..Love y’all …. and I also enjoyed the obituary…..✝??. Amazing….

  3. Casey Harrelson

    Uncle Clifford was a man that ALWAYS had an infectious smile that somehow easily put one on your face even on a bad day?. Will miss you but know that you are always smiling down on us from above! My love to ALL OF YOU wish I could be there.

  4. Andrea Wilson

    Clifford Ray…as many of his Northrop Grumman family called him…a nickname a manager gave him; but one he didn’t mind since his father’s middle name is Ray. Cliff was incredibly kind, generous, witty, smart and a bright star for all who knew him. I sat 3 feet from him for a year, and 2 doors down from him for over a year. Every day we were able to have fun and work hard. I had a weekly, if not daily, dose of Cliff humor anytime he got mad at his computer; his little rants were entertaining and made us all chuckle. Cliff’s sense of humor and his positivity were infectious. He made sure to greet you with a good morning and a smile and never forgot to wish someone a happy birthday. I am very lucky to have worked so closely with Cliff. His dedication to his work and his family was admirable. No one will ever be able to fill his shoes (the bright red tennis shoes!) at Northrop Grumman. He will never be forgotten and will always be missed.

    Rest in peace my dear friend, I hope you find a good woodworking station up in heaven.

    All my love and my thoughts,
    Andrea Wilson

  5. Ken Dillon

    I worked just a few cubes over from Cliff and never knew on a personal level. When we did talk he never had a bad word, always a smile. 🙂 From our greetings to each other at the copy machine, his answer was always “do Great, and you?”. Never saw in down at work and was always smiling. Will miss you Cliff. Your in a better place now.

  6. Addie Woodruff

    Sending my deepest condolences and sympathy to your family.

    Cliff was well known for long walks around the NG campus, even in the coldest of weather, and for that infectious smile and cheery disposition that would make anyone smile back and just feel better. He is and always will be sadly missed at Northrop Grumman.

    Cliff – may you Rest in Peace w/ the Lord by your side.

    Addie Woodruff

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