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Tressa Wright
  • 18 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 14, 1993
  • Place of birth:
    Woodland, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 21, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Nebraska, United States
Do not be afraid! I will see you again in Heaven.

Tressa M. Wright, 18 - January 26, 2012


Tressa Marie Wright was born in Woodland, CA on October 14, 1993 to Tyler Wright and Kim Dillon Wright. She was born at 5:12 in the morning during a great downpour of rain. Heaven was crying with joy at her birth. She loved life even as a baby. Tressa wouldn’t stay in her crib after nine months. She climbed out and would go see what was going on. She would sit in her highchair and eat spaghetti o’s one at a time. She would poke her finger in the circle and eat it. If the circle broke then she rubbed it in her hair.
Tressa moved to O’Neill, NE in January 1995.
She went to daycare and did spend some time in the corner in timeout. In 1997, she moved to Atkinson, NE. Tressa attended kindergarten through 5th grade at the Atkinson Grade School. She made friends there that lasted her whole life. Tressa attended 6th through 8th grade at the Atkinson Junior High School. One day the fire alarm went off and kids packed outside only to find out there was no fire. The teachers questioned everyone and Tressa did the right thing and stood up and admitted she did it. She had pulled on the alarm thinking it would do nothing. Tressa attended West Holt High School her freshman year through October of her senior year when she transferred to O’Neill High School. She attended school at O’Neill until her death.
Tressa played the saxophone in the band for seven years. She participated in cross country, track, golf and FCCLA. She worked at Subway in Atkinson for three years. Tressa attended Sunday school and youth group at Faith Wesleyan Church in Atkinson. She was able to go to California and stand in the ocean in the summer of 2011.
Tressa wanted to become a psychologist or study the brain and how the mind worked. She was interested in how differently people thought and why they thought that way.
Tressa loved life, music (especially Bob Marley), being with her friends, driving around and doing her friends and families hair and makeup. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone who asked. She believed in peace, love and God. She could be shy until she got to know you, then you would see the most amazing person.
Tressa was a beautiful, sweet person with many friends and family that love her.
Tressa went to Heaven on January 21, 2012 as a result of a car accident.
She is survived by her parents, Kim Wright of Atkinson and Tyler Wright of O’Neill; sisters Karissa and Gabrielle of Atkinson and Cheyenne of O’Neill; brother Xander of O’Neill; grandparents Norm and Gwen Peterson of Page, Brad and Connie Dillon of Ainsworth, Shirley Chmiel of O’Neill and Larry and Vickie Kepler of Texas; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by grandfathers Royce Wright and Alan Chmiel and uncle J.R. Kepler.



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sara Cullen on 3rd January 2013

"I'm never going to forget all the good times we had together. It sucks we can't make more, but those times we did have, are now memories. Loved you yesterday, Love you still, Always have, and Always will! Love ya baby girl! Its hard because its almost been a year, it will be on the 20th. 21st for others. It doesn't feel like its been that long though. :/ Love ya sis!"

This tribute was added by faye Saar on 15th October 2012

"Stopped at the cemetery last monday to see  the headstone. Beautiful, a nice tribute!"

This tribute was added by Jane Rumbaugh on 14th October 2012

"Thinking of your family as they remember you, especially today on your birthday."

This tribute was added by Christie Lamb on 3rd April 2012

"Sorry for your loss. She was absolutely beautiful."

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