The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Knafelc, Angela C.
Angela C. Knafelc - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1998 - Angela C. Knafelc, 79, passed away peacefully at her home on Oct. 11, 1998. Survived by her sisters, Ann Williams, Frances (Tony) Adamich of Pueblo and Carol (Russell) Sabo of Cheyenne, Wyo.- special friend and companion, Andy Montoya. Preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Mary Mesnar- sisters, Minka Zigich and Jo Weiler. Ms. Knafelc worked at Pueblo Tent and Awning for many years, loved sports, especially the Colorado Rockies. Private service. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Knapp, Blair
Blair Knapp - Pueblo Chieftain - April 28, 1999 - H. Blair Knapp, 85, passed away April 26, 1999. Preceded in death by parents, Ordo and Ethel Knapp, and brothers, Duane, Donald and Patrick Knapp. Survived by children, James B. (Laurie) Knapp, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Peggy Norton, Pueblo- grandchildren, Marne (Michael) Milyard, Pueblo, James D. (Misty) Norton, Fort Worth, Texas, and Erika Knapp, Kalamazoo, Mich.- great-grandchildren, Dylan and Alex Milyard and Lexis Norton- and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, as well as by his close musician friend, Leo Hillyer. Mr. Knapp retired from Rocky Flats in 1984 where he was a machinist. Member, Tri-City Baptist Church in Denver, National Rifle Association and Jefferson County Sheriff's Posse, where he was an expert marksman. He was an avid horseman and musician and played in dance bands for many years and was a member of the Musician's Union in Michigan as well as the Rocky Flats Homesteaders Retirees Association. Cremation with a, 3 p.m. Thursday, T. G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Those who wish may make donations to the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center, 301 W. 10th St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003.

Knaus, Alice K.
Alice K. Knaus - Pueblo Chieftain - February 04, 2004 - Alice K. Knaus, Sunday, January 25, 2004, of Colorado Springs passed away peacefully after an extended illness. Born in Kansas, she resided in Colorado for nearly forty years. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Knaus. They were dynamic members of the Crowley County community. Many will recall Walt's service on the Ordway town council and Alice's commitment to the residents of the area working with the Department of Social Services. Active in their local church, they also enjoyed traveling, fishing, boating and hiking. Interment will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. followed at 2 p.m. with a memorial service at Imperial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5450 Highway 78 West, Pueblo, Colorado, 81005. 719-561-1381. Alice is survived by two children, Phil (Karla) Kroeker of Monument, Colo. and Judy Kroeker of Vienna. Va.; five step-children, Sally (Joe) Lorenc, Pat Walker, Walt (Barb) Knaus Jr., Sue Detloff, and Jimmy (Gloria) Pastoor , all of Michigan, fourteen grandchildren and step-grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Francis Nursing Center, 7550 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, Attention: Fawn Triplet.

Knaus, Walter D.
Walter D. Knaus - Pueblo Chieftain - January 23, 1998 - Walter D. Knaus, 84, passed away Jan. 21, 1998. Survived by his wife, Alice Knaus- children, Walter (Barbara) Knaus Jr., Sally Ann (Joe) Lorenc, Patricia Walker, Sue Detloff- stepchildren, Jimmy (Gloria) Pastoor, Phillip (Karla) Kroeker, Judy (Jim) Kroeker- sister, Helen (Jim) Waag. Also survived by numerous grandchildren- great-grandchildren- and other relatives and friends. Mr. Knaus was a supervisor at the GM Plant in Flint, Mich., for 35 years retiring in 1965. He moved to Pueblo six years ago from Ordway. Funeral service, Saturday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at Imperial Memorial Gardens reception hall following the interment. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Kness, John B.
John B. Kness - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 1999 - John B. Kness passed away July 10, 1999 . He was born on Jan. 18, 1919, in Ottawa, Kan., to John D. and Anna Belle (Likes) Kness. Mr. Kness is survived by his wife of 61 years, Merle Kness, and their daughters, Carol Rae Green and Chandos Lee (Skip) Raring. He is also survived by grandsons, Richard E. Green, Seattle, Wash., David L. (Denise) Green, Pueblo, Michael L. (Dawn) Raring, San Clemente, Calif., Derek S. Raring, Temecula, Calif., and Dustin (Andrea)Raring, Denver, Colo.- six great-grandchildren- sisters, Dolores Rudser, Kansas, Winnie Hunt, Brush, Colo., and Mary Jane (Morris) Barnes, Fallbrook, Calif.- and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Kness was a 32nd Degree Mason with So. Pueblo Lodge Number 32, AF&AM. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army as a medic and was a member of VFW. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking and electronics -- hobbies he pursued upon retiring from CF&I after 32 years of service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday Funeral Home Chapel. Interment Cemetery with full military honors. Viewing,8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Knezevich, Thelma A.
Thelma Athene Knezevich - Pueblo Chieftain - December 17, 2002 - Thelma Athene Knezevich, born July 31, 1928, passed away Dec. 13, 2002. She departed this life gently and mercifully after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her son, Roger "Rocky" Losey; and her granddaughter, Jessica Wheeler. She is survived by her sons, Ray (Rhonda) Wheeler and Ken (Nita) Wheeler; and daughter, Charlotte (Scott) Wright; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters, Lavina (J.G.) Pultz, Pleasantview, Colo., Mary (George) Oliphant and Arreda Hamilton, both of Brighton, Colo., and Veta Cooper, Penrose, Colo.; and brother, Stanley (Mary) Morgan, Torrington, Wyo. Thelma was a proficient businesswoman and a caring mother and grandmother. She was a true artist and craftsperson. At her request, please omit flowers and no services will be held.

Knicklebine, Louise M.
Louise M. “G.G.” Knicklebine - Pueblo Chieftain - January 21, 2002 - Age 77, went to be with her Lord on Jan. 19, 2002. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Nick Masters. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Albert H. Knicklebine; her brother, Roy (Virginia) Mastroantonio; sister-in-law, Fay Masters; her children, Linda (Jim) Hodges, Michael Knicklebine, Dorothy Whittemore; grandchildren, Jon (Rhonda) McMullen, Michelle (Brian) Keener, Denise Knicklebine, Clifton (Jessica) McMullen and Kathleen Williams; and her beloved eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Church. A Eucharist Minister for the Church, she did pastoral care at St. Mary-Corwin hospital and was a member of the Christian Women's Association, a retired Safeway employee, a member of the Retail Clerks Union, a member of the Ladies Fidelity Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 203. A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at St. Joseph Church. The family will greet friends immediately following at American Legion Post No. 203, 2420 Santa Fe Drive in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph Building Fund in Pueblo. Pueblo Chieftain January 22, 2002 Also survived by granddaughter, Kathleen Kanmore. Memorial Mass, Wednesday, 2 p.m., St. Joseph Church in Blende. The family will greet friends immediately following the Mass at American Legion Post No. 203, 2420 Santa Fe Drive in Pueblo. Donations may be made to the St. Joseph Church Building Fund in her memory.

Knight, Billie DeVee
Billie DeVee Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - March 04, 1998 - Billie DeVee Knight, 68, of Penrose, died March 2, 1998, at the family home, following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Casper, Wyo., the daughter of William and LaVern Dickinson. Billie was a person who loved life, and she gave a great love for horses and being outdoors. She was an avid Western dancer and enjoyed singing. She will be sadly missed by all who knew. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Knight of Penrose- her children, Yvonne Lane of Glenwood, Colo., Jackie Lane of Carbondale, Colo., Randy Lane of Penrose, Colo., Daniel Adams of Falcon, Colo., and Kevin Adams of Westcliffe, Colo. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and many special friends, Joy Boyd, Claire Reida, Margaret Locarnini, Helen Green and Mary Battershill. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 3, from 4-7 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Woodfin officiating. Services are under the direction of Charles Anthony Funeral Home, Florence.

Knight, Clifton Eugene
Clifton Eugene "Gene" Knight - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 4, 1989 - Clifton Eugene "Gene" Knight, 24, died Thursday in Pueblo. He worked at Evergreen Turf Farms as a diesel mechanic. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S. Highway 85/87 in Fountain. Memorial services will be at noon Wednesday at the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 5485 Alegre Drive in Fountain, with the Rev. James McMearn and Dr. Al Green officiating. Burial will be Evergreen Cemetery. Knight was born Aug. 26, 1964, in Denver, to H. Clifton and Ome (Manning) Knight. He graduated from Sheridan High School in Denver and served in the U.S. Army from April 1985 to April 1989, earning the rank of specialist 4. He also served in the Colorado Army National Guard. Knight was a recipient of the Army Service Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Mechanics Badge. He married Judith Willocks on Feb. 14, 1987, in Colorado Springs. He is survived by his wife and his parents; a sister, Schrell Knight of Englewood; and a grandfather, H. Clifton Knight Sr. of Northglenn. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department Diving Team, 909 Court St., Pueblo 81003.

Knight, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - November 15, 2004 - Elizabeth Knight, 99; Sunrise, Sept. 2, 1905 and Sunset, Nov. 12, 2004. Born to John and Mary Pollock in Wilsey, Kan., moved to Fowler, Colo., as a young girl. Graduated from Fowler High School. Married Walton Knight, Nov. 25, 1925. Lived in Siloam, Boone and Nepesta, where they owned and operated a general store/gas station and also ranched and farmed, later moving to Pueblo. Preceded in death by husband; son, David; parents; brother, Roy Pollock; sister, Grace Ferguson; son-in-law, Cecil Hubbell; and granddaughter-in-law, Judy Knight and other family. Cherished by son, Bob (Margaret) Knight; daughter, Nancy (Verne) Luellen; grandchildren, Skip, Becky, Randy (Kristi) Knight, Arnold (Lori), Curt (Teresa) Hubbell, Christi (Dan) O'Callaghan; great-grandchildren, Clay, Clint, Casey, Kelsey, Josh, Zach, Emily, Joseph, Luke, MiKayla, Michael, Katelyn and John; nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Faithful life member of Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., where memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004. At her request, viewing, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday only, at Imperial Funeral Home and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Thunder Road Ministry or Gideon Bible Society through Imperial. Private family interment. "She was the Matriarch Queen of her family, but in the battle of life, a true warrior! Unselfishly devoted to her Lord, family and friends. She will forever live in our hearts!"

Knight, Emily K.
Emily K. Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2004 - Emily K. Knight went home to be with the Lord on July 22, 2004. She was born in Florence, Ariz., on June 11, 1917. Preceded in death by parents, William and Eunice Knight; two brothers, William and John Knight; and beloved husband, Harry Knight. Survived by sons, Larry (Barbara) Knight, Tucson, Ariz., and William (Susan) Knight, Fowler, Colo.; special grandsons, David L. Knight, Fairplay, Colo., and Billy G. Knight, Marquez, Texas; other grandchildren, Pete, Kelly and Krisi Knight, all of Texas; sisters, Ann (Freeman) Rose, Ahwatukee, Ariz., Mary (Ned) Palmer, Peoria, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Knight, Claremont, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Dr. E. John Bagale and his nurse, Francis, for their wonderful care through the years. Emily and Harry were rodeo stock contractors for many years and loved traveling and bringing the excitement of rodeo to many towns and cities throughout the United States. The years preceding and after their rodeo days, they were involved in cattle ranching in Arizona and Colorado. Emily will be remembered by family and friends for her keen mind for business, her love for the Western style of living and for always loving good conversations and books, grand card games and preparing great meals for all who came into her home. As requested by Emily, cremation with no services. Private gathering at ranch at a later date. Memorials may be made to Arkansas Valley Hospice of La Junta or any charity of personal choice.

Knight, Gene
Gene Knight - Colorado Springs Gazette - July 6, 1989 - Body of Drowning Victim, 6, Pulled From Pueblo Reservoir - A week-long search ended Wednesday when the body of a 6-year-old girl was pulled from Pueblo Reservoir. The body of Mary Elizabeth Willocks of Bangor, Maine, was found about 3:40 p.m. in 22 feet of water near the sailboard area on the north shore of the reservoir. Divers from the Westminster Fire Department found the girl after four passes with a dragnet, said Westminster Battalion Chief Bob Hamon. Mary had been presumed drowned since last Thursday, when the raft she was on capsized 50 feet from shore during a sudden storm. Her uncle, Gene Knight of Widefield, also drowned. Mary's aunt, Judy Knight, also was on the raft. She swam to shore in the choppy waters, but her 24-year-old husband, with Mary in his arms, disappeared no more than 25 feet from shore. Gene Knight's body was found last Friday. Memorial services for both were held Wednesday. Mary had been swimming for two years and had swam in the Caribbean in past summers, said her mother, Claudia Willocks. She was not wearing a life vest when she went out on the raft last Thursday.

Knight, Loree Davis
Loree Davis Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - March 26, 2000 - Loree Davis Knight, 89, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and a friend to all, passed away March 23, 2000, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. A lifetime Pueblo resident, Mrs. Knight was born Sept. 7, 1910, in Birmingham, Ala., to the union of Easter and James Davis. Her parents precede her in death; as do her beloved husband, Leonard Fisher Knight; son, Donald Knight; brother, Simon Peter Davis; and sister, Maybelle Smith. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Greta Knight Mitchell (Atty. Theo W. Mitchell) Greenville, S.C.; three granddaughters, Emily Mitchell-Smith, Greenville, S.C., Tamara Mitchell Ford (Sen. John Ford), Memphis, Tenn., and Megan D. Mitchell, Greenville, S.C.; four great-grandchildren, Angelique Smith, Theo Walker Mitchell Ford, Victoria Ford and Ivanna Ford; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and her church family. Mrs. Knight was a LPN by profession and worked many years at the former Pueblo Clinic. Visitation, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, Angelus Chapel. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated missionary worker until her illness prevented her from serving. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Knight's memory to the Missionary Department of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1044 Spruce St., Rev. F.L. Chandler officiating. Interment beside her husband at Mountain View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the home of Roy Smith, 2523 Taylor Lane.

Knight, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - August 17, 2004 - Mary Ellen Knight, 76, born Aug. 9, 1928, passed away Aug. 14, 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene T. Knight; and daughter, Margie Molello. Survived by her sons, Tim Knight and Robert (Sue) Knight; and son-in-law, Dan (Donna) Molello. Grandmother of Shannan Shultz and Gena Molello, Chris and Mike Knight, Eric Knight and Erin Wade. Also survived by her brother, Fred (Rosemary) Foster; sister, Twisty (Archie) Steele; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Mary was a loving woman and treated everyone like family. She was a member of Belmont Baptist Church. Mary enjoyed gardening, crafts and sewing. Viewing, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Belmont Baptist Church, 1401 Jerry Murphy Road. Private family interment at Highland Cemetery in Denver, Colo.

Knight, Verle G.
Verle G. (Roberts) Knight - Pueblo Chieftain - June 06, 1998 - Verle G. (Roberts) Knight died June 3, 1998. Born Aug. 26, 1917, in Fayette, Iowa, to Vern and Bessie (Jennings) Roberts. Survived by daughter, Judith F. Knight-Griffin, Pueblo- grandchildren, Ronald E. Griffin, Colorado Springs, Colo., Dannette C. (John) Tobin, Billericia, Mass., and Charles J. (Leslie) Knight, Dallas, Texas- brother, Leonard (Margaret) Roberts, Elgin, Iowa- sisters, Ardath Varner, Pueblo, Colo., Phylis LeBuy, Muskogee, Okla., and Evelyn (Don) Winfield, Bowen, Ill.- and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Matthew Vernon Knight, March 28, 1998- son, Charles L. Knight, Feb. 20, 1997- grandson, Michael J. Griffin, Oct. 15, 1970- and parents, Vern and Bessie (Jennings) Roberts. Verle lived in northeastern Iowa where she met and married her husband, Vernon, on Feb. 20, 1937. She moved her family to Pueblo in 1941. Over the years she was a checker at the Fourth Street Arapahoe and an avid gardener, seamstress and cook. Her family will have and enjoy many things that she created for them over the years. Verle and Vernon belonged to Pueblo Good Sams and Colorado Music Sams. They traveled around the world and the United States. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, 1998, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, noon until 6 p.m. Sunday. Family will be present from 3 until 6 p.m.

Knighton, Esther Smith
Esther Smith Knighton - Huerfano World - July 30, 1981 - Esther Smith Knighton, 88, of Trinidad Nursing Home, formerly of La Veta, died Friday, July 24, 1981, at the home where had lived since 1973. Born in La Veta October 17, 1892, she was reared there graduating from La Veta High School. She married the late George Washington Smith November 2, 1913. Mrs. Knighton continued to reside in La Veta until 1973 when she entered the Trinidad Nursing Home. There she met and married Wesley Knighton March 30, 1977. He died in 1980. Mrs. Knighton is survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral service was at La Veta Methodist Church. Burial was in La Veta Cemetery. Boies Almont was in charge of arrangements.

Knobbs, Clara
Mrs. Clara Knobbs - Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1947 - Mrs. Clara Knobbs, of 118 Lamar, Oct 30. Mother of Major Rolland Knobbs of Camp Gordon, Georgia. Harry Knobbs of Pueblo and Mrs. M.L White of Laramie, Wyo. Sister of Harry H. Benjamin of Woodburn, Ore. And Bert W. Benjamin of Los Angeles, Calif. Grandmother of eight and great grandmother of three. Member of Calvary Baptist church. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m., Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. George F. Lowe will officiate. Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 1947 - Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Gay Knobbs, who died early Thursday at her home, will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at the George F. McCarthy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. George F. Lowe will officiate. She is survived by two sons, Maj. Rolland Knobbs of Camp Gordon, Ga., and Harry Knobbs of Pueblo, and a daughter, Mrs. M. L. White of Laramie, Wyo. A resident of Pueblo for 44 years, Mrs. Knobbs was a member of the Calvary Baptist church.

Knobbs, Harry R.
Harry R. Knobbs - Pueblo Chieftain - September 5, 1985 - Harry R. Knobbs passed away at a local hospital Sept. 4, 1985. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Maryethney Knobbs, of the family home; sister, Mrs. Rayda White, Laramie, Wyo., and among his nieces and nephews are Mrs. Betty Mangino and Mrs. Charlotte Mantelli, both of Trinidad, Mrs. Beverly Dragoo, Fort Collins, Mrs. Carolyn Rae Perry, Illinois, Jerry LeRoy White, Riverton, Wyo., and Warren Knobbs, Colorado Springs. He was born on April 30, 1902, in McCook, Neb., and had been a longtime Pueblo resident retiring as railroad freight supervisor. Veteran of World War II. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Fred J. Johnson, officiating.

Knobbs, Maryethney C.
Maryethney C. Knobbs - Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 1986 - Mrs. Maryethney C. Knobbs passed away Nov. 19, 1986, at a local nursing home. Survived by her sister, Mrs. Barbara Speirs, Pueblo; sister-in-law, Mrs. Rayda White, Laramie, Wyo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Harry R. Knobbs, Sept. 4, 1985. Member of Divine Science Church and Chapter DU, PEO. She was born Nov. 7, 1907, and was a teacher at Parkview School, and at the time of her retirement, Carlile School. She was also known for her artistry in watercolor painting. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, at Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. William Esslinger officiating.

Knobbs, Vernon
Vernon Knobbs - Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 1905 - Vernon Knobbs, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1905 at the residence, block W. Vernon Knobbs, the 6 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Knobbs. Funeral will take place from the residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon, and services conducted by Rev. D.D. Forward. Interment Riverview.

Knolmayer, William
William Knolmayer - Huerfano World - May 17, 1990 - William Knolmayer, 76, died May 14 in Perry, IA. Survivors include his wife, Helen, Perry; son Bill Jr., Lincoln, NE; daughters Maria Shelton, Walsenburg; Helen Racobs, Golden and Cathy Atkins, Pueblo West; sister Irma Gross, Chicago, IL; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Services are today, Thursday, in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Perry. Burial is in Granger, IA.

Knorr, Bernd and Jennifer
Bernd Knorr and Jennifer Knorr - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2001 - Bernd Knorr, 39, and Jennifer Knorr, 36, passed away Aug. 6, 2001, as a result of a rafting accident. Services will be held in Iowa City, Iowa.

Knous, Robert Lee
Robert Lee Knous - Denver Rocky Mountain News - May 17, 2000 - Former Lt. Gov. Robert Lee Knous died Monday at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 82. Mr. Knous served as lieutenant governor from 1959 until 1967 and in the Colorado Senate from 1953 until 1957. A Democrat, he ran for office at a time when lieutenant governors and governors were elected on separate tickets. "He served the first four years under Gov. Steve McNichols, then in 1962 he was elected lieutenant governor when John Love won the governor's race," said Bob Knous Jr., his son. "My dad was the only Democrat to win a statewide race in 1962. There were 18 statewide races, including the Supreme Court. Seventeen Republicans and my father won that year. "Then he ran against John Love (for governor) in 1966. That was the year - unfortunately - that every Democrat lost." Politics was an early way of life for Mr. Knous, who was the son of former Colorado governor and Supreme Court Justice William Lee Knous. While lieutenant governor, Mr. Knous made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate in 1960, losing to Gordon Allott. He was asked during his career why he was so interested in politics. "A man only lives once," Mr. Knous said. "I think he ought to be a part of life - actively, not as a bystander." His son said he recalled that quote today to his daughter when they were discussing his father's career in politics and law. Mr. Knous was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Ouray. He attended Montrose public schools and graduated from the University of Colorado. After World War II, he received a law degree from the University of Denver. During World War II, he served as a Navy pilot and a fighter instructor, logging more than 3,500 flight hours. While serving in the legislature, he wrote Colorado's Old Age Pension Act after then-Gov. Ed C. Johnson named him chairman of a special Commission on the Aged. He was a past member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and a member of many civic and community organizations. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth; children Kathleen Jackson of La Veta, Kristine Barbour of Trinidad, Bob Jr. and William, both of Denver, and Jack of Elbert; brother Merle of Creede; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private.

Knowles, William
William Knowles - Colorado Public Defender - April 24, 1885 - Charles Hibbard, Trinidad (Las Animas County). W-W. Hanging/Broken neck. Hibbard was convicted of the murder of William Knowles in Stonewall, approximately forty miles north of Trinidad. Hibbard was living at his uncle's ranch in Stonewall when Knowles, an elderly man who had a large sum of money, came to visit. When the uncle left for a trip to Illinois, Hibbard and Knowles stayed behind to care for the ranch. Soon neighbors realized that Knowles was missing, and their inquiries prompted Hibbard to leave town. The uncle discovered Knowles's body when he returned from Illinois. Upon his apprehension in Kansas, Hibbard confessed to the murder and a long history of other crimes, including murder and horse and cattle theft.

Knowlton, Betty Darlene
Betty Darlene Knowlton - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1999 - Betty Darlene Knowlton, 71, of Fowler, died Dec. 10, 1999, at Crowley County Nursing Center in Ordway. Survived by husband, Ralph W. Knowlton, of the family home, and two daughters, Leslyn (Stan) Phelps, Glens Ferry, Idaho, and Lynda (Robert) Humphrey, Rye. Services, 10 a.m. Friday, Griffy Family Funeral Home. Burial will be on the Knowlton Family Ranch at White Rock, Colo.

Knowlton, Earl Leonard
Earl Leonard Knowlton – Huerfano World – May 18, 2006 – Earl Leonard Knowlton, 67, of Walsenburg, passed away May 14, 2006. Mr. Knowlton was born and raised in Gilead, NE and attended school there, after which he proudly served in the U. S. Navy as a Machinist Mate aboard the Destroyer USS Cotton. After being honorably discharged in 1959, he “came down Highway 10 to Walsenburg” and never left. He married Annette Vallejo in 1960. He was employed several years as a butcher at the Alpha Beta Packing in Pueblo. Mr. Knowlton was an avid outdoorsman who loved the mountains and all creatures. He loved hunting and all the shooting sports. He was a member of the St. Mary Church and the NRA. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His family was very important to him. His honesty and integrity were qualities his family and friends admired in him. Mr. Knowlton is survived by his wife, Annette, children, Cindy Lou (John) Wiggins, Earl Leonard (Porsche) Knowlton, Jr., grandchildren John, Jason, and Jacob Wiggins, Sara, Tristan, and Talon Knowlton, great-granddaughter, Darrien Wiggins, brother James (Donna) Knowlton, sister Janice (Rich) Johannes, brother-in-law Jake (Lorraine) Vallejo, numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Teresa for all the kindness. Funeral service was 3 p.m., May 17, at St. Mary Church. Burial was at South St. Mary Cemetery.

Knucke, Archer E.
Archer E. Knucke - Akron Pioneer Press - July 13, 1923 - Archer E. Knucke, chairman of the board of county commissioners of Prowers County, Colorado and a prominent hardware merchant of Holly, Colo. was killed twenty miles east of Pueblo, when an automobile he was driving was struck by an eastbound Santa Fe passenger train.

Knudsen, Delbert
Delbert Knudsen - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2006 - Delbert Knudsen passed away Dec. 7, 2006. Services in Colorado Springs.

Knudsen, Ruby L.
Ruby L. Knudsen - Pueblo Chieftain - January 07, 2000 - Ruby L. Knudsen passed away Jan. 4, 2000, in Pueblo. Ruby was born Sept. 13, 1910 in Nickerson, Neb., where she attended first through 12th grades. She attended Midland Lutheran College. In 1929, she married Earl J.C. Hefley. He died in an accident in 1933. Ruby lived with her parents and her daughter, Margaret Faye, in Fremont until 1939, when she married Kermit Knudsen. They lived in and around Fremont until they moved to Pueblo in 1986. Kermit died May 2, 1997. Ruby taught piano, organ, accordion and violin for over 50 years. She was Past Noble Grand of the Nickerson and Fremont Rebekah Lodges. Her survivors include her daughter, Margaret Faye (Arthur) Miller, Pueblo; granddaughter, Melody (Daniel) Denson, Iowa City; grandson, David (Deborah) Miller, Northfield, Minn.; as well as great-grandchildren, Andrew Miller and Madeline Miller of Northfield, Minn. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place in the Davis Crematory. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont, Neb. Donations in memory of Mrs. Knudsen may be made to the Fremont First Congregational Church, Fremont, Neb., through the mortuary.

Knuth, Dorthy M.
Dorthy M. Knuth - Pueblo Chieftain - May 30, 2000 - Dorthy M. Knuth passed away May 27, 2000, in Pueblo. Dorthy was born in Joplin, Mo., on Feb. 3, 1921, and had lived in Pueblo since her childhood. Mrs. Knuth was preceded in death by her husband, Earl H. Knuth, in 1998. She is survived by her children, Nancy (Jim) Patterson of Pueblo, Barbara (Fred) Blagg of Sterling, Robert (Carol) Knuth of Aurora and Raymond (Mary) Knuth of Westminster; a brother, Paul Carpenter of Washington; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Imperial Cemetery.

Knuth, Earl H.
Earl H. Knuth - Pueblo Chieftain - October 13, 1998 - Earl H. Knuth, passed away Oct. 11, 1998. Survived by his wife, Dorthy- sons, Robert (Carol) Knuth and Raymond (Mary) Knuth- daughters, Barbara (Fred) Blagg and Nancy (Jim) Patterson- 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren- three sisters, Alice Turley, Pearl Rogers and Hazel Carpenter. Preceded in death by sister, Ruby Carpenter. Mr. Knuth was a local farmer for many years and worked with C&W Railroad, retiring in 1982. He was also a member of Mason's Southern Colorado Consistory. Funeral service, Thursday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Military honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

Knutson, William
William Knutson - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 2004 - William Knutson, 55, passed away Nov. 23, 2004. He is preceded in death by his father, Elmer Knutson; and mother, Pat Knutson; William is survived by the loves of his life, Toni Braaton, Mariah and Mackenzie Cain; brother, Danny (Carol) Knutson of Ocala, Fla.; sisters, Cathy Lambert of Menahga, Minn., and Laura (Mike) Matuska of Fargo, N.D.; also survived by numerous other relatives. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at First Baptist Church.

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