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William R. Knight

William Knight passed away March 25, 2008, at his Grand Junction home with his loving family by his side. He was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Springport, Ind., to Marion and Marie Ginn Knight. His father passed away at an early age, and being a loving son, he faithfully took his fathers place helping his mother, brother and sister through the hard times.He married June Duncombe in Muncie, Ind., May 11, 1945, and from this loving union two children were born. The family moved to Basalt in 1963, and later to Florida, before returning to Grand Junction in 2001. William was a 60-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Carpenters Union 244. He was an active lifetime member of the Elks Club in Florida (Elk of the Year in 1976) and the Basalt Lions Club. He enjoyed building furniture and cabinets for family and friends, and relaxing games of golf, but the highlight of his life was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will all miss him deeply. Survivors include his wife of 62 years; son Michael J. (Diane) Knight of Grand Rapids, Mich.; daughter Patricia (John) Crowley of Glenwood Springs; grandchildren Tanja Hefner, William Bill Crowley, Rhonda Moser Whitlock, Kevin Michael Knight; great-grandchildren Brian Reed, December Reed, Jaime Crowley, A.J. Crowley, Ellie Moser and Madison Moser.Bill was preceded in death by sister Lucille; and brother Cletis.Private family services will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506.Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Mortuary.

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