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CODY, Wyo. - Maxine Wright Jernberg, 88, of Cody, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at West Park Hospital.

She was the born to William and Bessie Jinks Wright in Syracuse, Kan., on Oct. 27, 1922. She was one of eight children. The family lived in Lin County, Kan., until 1942 when she came to Cody. She worked at J Bar 9 Ranch on the Southfork.

On Sept. 25, 1942, she married Van Jernberg. They spent most their years on the Southfork. In the spring on 1963 they moved to their home in Cody. Van passed away in 1980. She continued to live at her home until last year when she moved to the Absaroka Living Center until her passing. She became a member of the Federate Church in Kansas at an early age.

Please donate to a charity of your choice in Maxine's memory.

Survivors include Leon (Irene) Wright, Sandra Nicole (Earl), Rhonda and Butch Knapp, Pam and Randy Illg, and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and private services will be held later at Bull Creek Cemetery. An online guestbook and memorial is available at

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