Laurene Winifred Grant Knupp |

Laurene Winifred Grant Knupp

Laurene Winifred Grant Knupp, of Eagle, Colo., died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002. She was 84.

She was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Eagle to George and Luella Grant.

She graduated from Colorado State Teacher’s College in Greeley and taught school in the Colorado towns of Berthoud, Leadville and Oak Creek before returning to Eagle. During World War II, she worked as an Eagle County court clerk. She taught in Eagle for 25 years, retiring in 1982.

In 1980, she was named Colorado Teacher of the Year, and she was named Eagle County Citizen of the Year in 1991 by the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce.

She served on the Eagle School Board, the Eagle County Historical Society board, the Eagle Methodist Church building committee and the Eagle Valley Medical Center board. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma retired teacher’s sorority.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law David and Deby Knupp, of Woodbury, Minn., Mike and Linda Knupp, of Littleton, Mass., and Stan and Karen Knupp, of Rifle, Colo.; grandchildren Tanya, Erica, Travis, Emily and Jason; great-grandchildren Cole and Laney; and her former husband Donald Knupp, of Bend, Ore.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 9, at the United Methodist Church of Eagle, with the Rev. Melanie Downs officiating. Private inurnment will follow at Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle River Foundation, P.O. Box 487, Eagle, CO 81631, or to the Eagle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 546, Eagle, CO 81631.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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