The Edmond Sun

Opinion

May 11, 2013

A life cut too short

EDMOND — One of our favorite things to do is to welcome new members into the Price Lang family of clients. We pride ourselves on really getting to know our clients and their organizations, and we are lucky to call each of our clients by a much better, much more important title — they are our friends.

Last month, we suddenly lost a member of the Price Lang family when our friend, Craig Wright, was killed in a rollover accident in Edmond. Craig was the owner of CNG Interstate, a company that was growing by the day due to Craig’s tireless work and his passion for the natural gas industry.

I can still remember our first meeting with Craig. Charlie Price and I met with him in his office, and in a few hours time, Craig laid out his vision for his business. As he spoke, he would occasionally rise from his chair, gesturing with both hands as he passionately explained the CNG business and the opportunities he saw for himself and his family in Oklahoma. We liked him instantly.

I last saw Craig just a few days before he died. He was just as excited about his work as he had been during that first meeting. He was smiling and telling jokes. He was laying out his plans. We had a great visit. That’s just who Craig was — a no-holds-barred, kind, passionate, funny and genuinely good human being.

We were so honored to work with him; more than that, we were honored to be his friends.

As much as Craig’s loss will be felt by his friends and co-workers, I know he will be missed most by his amazing wife, Mya, and by their children, Alison, Jasmine, Lizzie, Ammon and Jack. Craig was also so excited about the birth of a son, Will, who is due to arrive in August. Yes, friends — baby number six! This is an extraordinary family, and they have suffered a terrible and unexpected loss.

Some of Craig and Mya’s friends have set up a website in an effort to help ease the financial burden of this loss on this beautiful family. I know most of you don’t know them — but I’d like to ask you to donate to the Wright family as your budget allows. It’s easy to do, just click http://tinyurl.com/cg2jc6s. Whether you can give $10, $100 or $1,000, I know Mya and the children would appreciate your help. Charlie and I would appreciate it too, as we seek to honor the friend we lost.

 

EMILY LANG, an Edmond resident, is a founding partner of Price Lang Consulting.

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