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Nancy Geneva (Ayers) Wright

September 19, 1946 ~ March 9, 2018 (age 71)


Nancy Geneva Wright, 71, of Redfield, SD, passed away peacefully on Friday March 9, 2018 at her home.  Her funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield.  Reverend Tammy Toepke-Floyd will officiate.  The burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in Redfield where she will be laid to rest surrounded by her husband, son, and grandson.

Visitation will be Monday, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield.  Family will be present during this time to accept condolences.  A prayer service and time for remembering her will follow at   7:00 p.m.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home. (

Nancy Geneva Ayers was born September 19, 1946 at the Carrollton Clinic in Carrollton, GA to WC & Emma (Puckett) Ayers.  When growing up she attended Maple Street School in Carrollton through the 7th grade and then went on to work at Custom Printwear. 

Nancy was introduced to Gerald (Jerry) Wright by her sister Johnnie Mae when Jerry was employed with the pipeline in Bremen, GA.  Nancy fell in love with Jerry and eventually they were married on August 6, 1965 in Alabama.  The couple made their home in South Dakota where they raised five children.  Nancy worked a variety of jobs while raising their family.

Throughout the years Nancy has made lasting friendships and would enjoy a short visit if she bumped into you around town.  Nancy also looked forward to going back “down South” to visit her family and enjoy some southern cuisine.   Nancy’s children and grandchildren were what she lived for.  She took pride in their accomplishments and their lives; she would do whatever she could to make their life easier.  Nancy’s selfless, caring, and feisty personality will be truly missed by all.

Nancy is survived by her sons: Doug Wright of Redfield and Kenny (fiancé Wanda) Wright of Sioux Falls; and her daughters, Carol (Tom) Lambert of Redfield and Kourtney (Trevor) Armbruster of Brooklyn Park, MN. Nancy is also survived by her grandchildren: Brady Lambert of Brooklyn Park, MN and Lauryn, Bridgette, and Libbie Lambert of Redfield; her sisters: Johnnie Mae Buchanan of Ridgeway, SC and Joann Chaney of Carrollton, GA; her sisters-in-law: Karen (Jeff) Kelsey of Alpena, SD and Kim Wright of Prescott, AZ; her brothers-in-law: Wally (Diana) Wright of Redfield and Jesse (Carol) Wright of Atkinson, NH and many nephews, nieces and their families.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Jerry; son Steve; grandson Jack Lambert; her parents and brother.


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