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Jacklyn Wright

December 18, 1939 — November 29, 2020


Jacklyn “Jackie” Irene Wright, of Henderson, Nevada passed away on November 29, 2020. She lived to be 80 years old.

Born in Los Angeles, California to Jack Matthess and Betty Nunez on December 18, 1939 and spent the majority of her childhood in Los Angeles until she went to college at San Jose State University.

Jackie was an education major at San Jose State and met her first husband Forrest Smith Jr. during this period. Shortly thereafter they started a family together and later were relocated from California to Albuquerque, New Mexico and were married for eighteen years.

While in New Mexico, Jackie received her real estate license in Albuquerque and successfully started selling homes. Years later, she was introduced to Joseph “Joe” Wright whom she married in June 1997 and were married for seventeen years until Joe passed away in 2014.

Jackie had many interests such as sewing, knitting, quilting, cooking or reading books.  She lovingly spent countless hours making beautiful keepsake knits and quilts for her children and grandchildren and those that were sick or in need.  She was a member of several sewing and quilting clubs in Henderson including the Piecemakers Quilting Group at Central church where quilts are made for those that are sick with cancer and other illnesses.

No matter what obstacle came her way, Jackie persevered with strength, courage and grace. She was strong to the very end, trusting God to always carry her. She is now in heavenly peace with the Lord.

Jackie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph, her son, Forrest and daughter Kymberly. She is survived by her two daughters, Shannon and Tracee, brother Robert, and half siblings Michael and Lynda including her ten grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City on Friday, March 19th. However, we invite family and friends to leave notes and prayers online in the memorial guestbook located at

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Friday, March 19, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Pacific time)

Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

1900 Veterans Memorial Dr, Boulder City, NV 89005

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