January 5, 1933 – April 12, 2021
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Loveland, CO
Orpha G. (Swale) Wright
Orpha G. (Swale) Wright died April 12, 2021, at the age of 88 in Loveland, CO. She was born January 5, 1933 in Lincoln, NE to Edward and Lela Swale. She married Donald ‘Oke’ L. Wright on March 18, 1950. She attended school in Lincoln and retired from Goodyear after 30 years. She was mother to Donald E. and Nancy R.
She is survived by daughter Nancy and son-in-law Craig Knoell of Loveland, CO. Granddaughter Carly and husband Joe Bari and great-grandson Mike Bari of Concord, MA. Grandson Casey Knoell of Folsom, CA. Granddaughter Corrin Wright of Lincoln, NE. Several nieces and nephews and dog Buddy.
Preceded in death by husband of 71 years, Donald Wright on March 21, 2021. Son Donald E. Wright, sister Verna Wilson, brother Loren Swale, parents Edward and Lela Swale.
There will be a graveside service to celebrate Orpha and Donald’s life together at 1:00 pm at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery on Friday, April 30, 2021. Meet at Gate #2. Visitation with book signing will take place from 12:00-5:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street. No viewing. Memorial donations may be made in Orpha’s name to Capital Humane Society, 6500 S. 70th St., Lincoln, NE 68516. Local Covid-19 guidelines will be adhered to.
A special thank you to Traditions Hospice for the wonderful care and kindness they provided for both Orpha and Donald.
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