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 Helen Eleanor Wright

Helen Eleanor Wright

Birth
Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA
Death 5 Mar 1997 (aged 95)
Reedley, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 16, Lot 15
Memorial ID 27760094 · View Source
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Memorial services were held Thursday, March 13, 1997, for Helen Eleanor Wright, 95, at the Bethany Mennonite Brethren Church, Fresno, California. Eleanor passed away March 5. 1997, at Pleasant View Manor in Reedley, California.

Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson, Nebraska, will be in charge of the burial, which will be next to her brother, Alva, in the Wright Family Plot at Nelson Cemetery. Alva passed away at age four.

Eleanor was born to David William and Sarah Belle Adamson Wright in Nelson, Nebraska. The family moved from Nelson in February, 1912, for missionary work in San Pedro, Mexico. Because of a revolution in Mexico, they were advised not to stay and returned by a coffee boat from Ocos, Guatemala, to San Francisco.

They settled in Sanger, California, where her father opened a photo studio in 1912, taking many of the early pictures of Sanger. In November, Eleanor was diagnosed with polio and doctors gave them little hope of survival, and if she did that she would be "hopeless cripple". She managed very well with a crutch and in later years a wheelchair. She missed her 96th birthday by less than two hours.

In 1920 the Wright family moved to Madera, California. In 1947, Eleanor moved to Fresno, California, to attend and graduate from Pacific Bible Institute, which was the fore-runner of Fresno Pacific University.

Eleanor was talented in music and enjoyed playing the piano and singing in various convalescent homes. She also learned the art of repairing bead necklaces and did this work for jewelry stores in Madera and Fresno. She also developed a business of subscription work, new and renewal, which supplemented her income for more than 20 years.

The Nelson Gazette (Nelson, NE), Thursday, March 27, 1997; pg. 10


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  • Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27760094
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Eleanor Wright (6 Mar 1901–5 Mar 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27760094, citing Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Nuckolls County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Bargen Duey (contributor 46873059) .