Obituary: Geneva Mae McKnight (September 4, 1931 – October 23, 2017)

Geneva Mae McKnight was born on September 4, 1931 to Albert and Minnie Howard in Lebanon, Oregon. She married Cleo McKnight on May 10, 1948 in Dallas, Oregon. She passed away on October 23, 2017.

Besides being a devoted mother and homemaker Geneva once worked as a grocery store manager and was a clerk for a seafood market. Most recently she worked at Gearhart by the Sea. Out of all the activities in life, the one that gave Geneva the greatest joy was spending time with family.

Geneva Mae McKnight
Sept. 4, 1931 – Oct. 23, 2017

Geneva was preceded in death by both her parents, Albert and Minnie Howard, her husband Cleo McKnight, and two grandsons, Donald and Nicolas McKnight.

She is survived by sons and daughters Leslie McKnight, Lorry McKnight (Elaine), Nadine Scott (Brady) of Seaside, OR and Patricia Watson (Ron) of Turner, OR, Zane McKnight (Sally) Queen Creek, AZ; granddaughters and grandsons Wendy Watson, Teresa Watson, Jacqueline McKnight, and Cody Watson; great-grandchildren Derick Watson, Tessa Reither; great-great-granddaughter Aariyah Paden and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 99, located at 1315 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138.

Funeral service arrangements in the care of Hughes-Ransom Mortuaries & Crematory, Astoria/Seaside. Visit the online memorial tribute to write to comment, sign the guestbook or share with others at and

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