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EILEEN P. WRIGHT Eileen P. Wright was born on August 11, 1943, to Bernardo and Caroline Kawaiola Auoholani Jimenez. She was raised by her grandparents, Pedro and Amelia Jimenez. Eileen was a 1961 graduate of Kauai High School where she was very popular and had many friends. She was a cheerleader and was queen of the winter carnival. Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado, in 1965. She was the Colorado State President of her sorority, Epsilon Sigma Alpha. She taught art and physical education for many years at Cortez Junior High School in Cortez, Colorado. Eileen married Ron Wright, deceased in 1976, who was the wrestling coach at Cortez High School. Eileen and Steve Kressig met in 1978 in Cortez and within a few months were living in a committed and long-term relationship. Eileen and Steve lived on Kauai for 27 years from September, 1986, until December, 2013, when they relocated to Pahrump, Nevada. Eileen was a supervisor at Border's for many years and her cafe was number one in the country. She was very active in a Hula Halau, a gourmet cook and was a very social person with a great sense of humor. She and Steve enjoyed their life together and had many, many friends. In September 2015, Eileen was diagnosed with a terminal illness. She received total loving care at her home and passed away on January 16, 2017. Eileen is survived by Steve Kressig; sisters: Bernie Leek, Karen Simeona; brothers: Bernard and Dominic Jimenez; god daughter Denice Domogsac; god son James Jimenez, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members. A private service was held at the family home in Pahrump. A memorial service in Colorado and on Kauai, Hawaii will be held at a later date.
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Jan. 27, 2017
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