James Wright, 76, of Los Gatos, Calif.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 2, 2006

James L. Wright, age 76, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2006, at his home in Los Gatos, Calif. The funeral service was in Los Gatos on Thursday March 30, 2006.

Jim was born on Feb. 22, 1930, to Raymond and Vesta (Peterson) Wright in Albert Lea.

He attended St. Theodores School and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1948. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged.

He married Ann Brady on Sept. 28, 1950.

He worked for the Bell Telephone Company and transferred to California in 1955.

He liked to play golf, hunt and the &8220;San Francisco 49ers.&8221;

Jim is survived by his children Randy, Kathleen, Tricia, Tony and Tim and several grandchildren all living on the West Coast. Also surviving is his sister, Pat and Dick Helgeson of Sun City West, Ariz., brother, Jack and Barbara Wright of Clarks Grove, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in

death by his parents and infant sister, Geraldine, wife Ann and son Daniel.