June Marie Knight
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Known to most as “Mammaw”, she was also a wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother. She passed away at her daughter’s home in Glenwood Springs surrounded by family. She was 85.
She was born to Herbert and Gladys Dumcombe in Beckley, W.Va. and spent most of her youth in Thermond, W.Va., where she had the unique experience of taking a train back and forth to school every day.
She then moved to Muncie, Ind. to finish her last year of school, and where she spent the next many years. She went to work in a defense plant in Muncie, during World War II and there she met the love of her life, William (Bill) Knight, whom she married and they spent the next 63 years together.
Bill’s work eventually took them to Basalt, where they spent the next many years before moving to Florida. They lived in Florida until 2000 and returned to the state they had come to love, and spent the rest of both their lives in Grand Junction.
June loved her family and spending as much time as possible attending various sporting events, piano recitals, and plays for her many great grandchildren. She was a strong, classy lady who will be missed by the many people she touched of all ages.
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She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and her beloved husband, Bill.
She is survived her son, Michael (Diane) Knight; grandson, Kevin of Grand Rapids, Mich.; granddaughter, Tanja Hefner; great-grandson, Brian; great-granddaughter, December all of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter Patricia (John) Crowley; grandson, Bill (Kari) Crowley; great grandchildren, A.J. and Jaime; granddaughter, Rhonda (Craig) Moser-Whitlock; great-grandchildren, Ellie and Maddie all of Glenwood Springs; brothers, Joseph (Ann) Offord of Knoxville, Tenn.; and David (Shirley) Offord of Rockford, Mich., as well as a host of loving nieces and nephews; and sweet little dog, Annie.
A celebration of life memorial will be held at 1 p.m. on May 23 at the Church of Carbondale, 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale, Colorado 81623.
Arrangements have been intrusted to Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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