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Obituary: Harry “Nipper” Wright

1948 - 2013

Born in Elko, NV April 14, 1948 to the proud parents of Harold & Angie Wright, he passed away at age 64 on March 10, 2013 at Renown Hospital, Reno, NV.

Harry, affectionately known as, “Nipper” to friends and family, since childhood, was raised in Carson City. Graduated from Carson high in the class of 1966, then he moved on to the University of Nevada, where he was a member of the ATO fraternity. After graduation from UNR, Harry taught school at the Stewart Indian school in Carson City before moving on to the Nevada State Highway Department working for Water Resources, until his early retirement in 1997.

Harry was proud of his American Indian heritage, and very protective of Nevada’s wildlife, environment and natural resources. He took beautiful scenic pictures of Nevada which he sent as Christmas cards annually to friends and family. He was a member of the Carson high Football, sideline “chain gang” with his father, Harold, and close friends for over 30 years. He loved fishing at Lake Tahoe and boasting about his “secret spot” where he caught the “BIG BROWNS.” His favorite hangouts in Carson were the Cracker Box café, where the staff always took great care of him and the Old Globe, to watch his beloved Giants on TV with his friend, Greg.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Angie and Harold; his aunt, Clara Everett; his nephew, David Giese, and his dog, “Tipper”, given to him by his good friend, Kirk Kinne. He is survived by his sister, Julie (Wright) Giese & husband, Charlie; niece, Holly Crain & husband, Lucas; children, Gabby, David, Maverick, of Simi, CA; aunt, Bonnie (Wright) Nishikawa & husband, Kioshi; cousins, Bob Wright & wife, Ester, Ken Wright, Mike Wright and his son, Challen Wright of Carson City; uncle, Bob Everett and his son, Jeff of Las Vegas.

Harry was a kind, quite gentle person who always had a smile for you, every time you saw him. He will be deeply missed by all his friends, family and anyone who ever met him.

Memorial Services to be held 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the Chapel at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 3000 N. Lompa Lane, Carson City.


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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 16, 2013 12:00AM Published Mar 16, 2013 12:00AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.