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Janice S. “Jan” Knox, 60, of Haines, died Nov. 22, 2004, at her home.
Her funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Mr. Tim Knox will officiate. Vault interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be today until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jan was born June 7, 1944, in Baker City to Charles and Nada (Hickerson) Samson. She received her education in Baker City and lived in Bend for a time. She worked as a cook on a large ranch in Antelope. She also tended bar. She returned to Baker City and met Robert Knox. They were married May 14, 1976. She has since been a homemaker.
Jan loved crafts of all kinds and she put a lot of her loving heart into making crocheted baby blankets for her grandchildren. She also made a lot of afghans for family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, and canning the fruits and vegetables she grew. Her planting and growing of her flowers and roses were an absolute joy to her, then watching the hummingbirds come to dine. She loved to fish, and when her husband Bob and she lived in Port Angeles, Wash., the salmon were put on the run because she always caught the biggest ones. Being in the mountains camping, hunting, and fishing with family and friends were such a joy to her. People who knew her always would say she had a loving and forgiving heart.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Knox; children, Jessie and Ryan Miller, Buffy and Rod Taylor, Dawn and Kevin Speck, Chuck Samuelson and Jodi Samuelson; stepchildren, Rebecca and Scott Guthrie, Robert and Clara Knox and Curt and Kathy Knox; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Howard Coen; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a half-brother, Wayne Peters; a daughter, Sunday Gouge; and a step-son, Steve Knox.
Contributions in Mrs. Knox’s memory may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, November 26, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor