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Harold Glen McKnight, 69, of Eads, Colo., passed away August 17, 2009.

He was born September 12, 1939 in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., to Glen and Helen (Johnson) McKnight. He spent most of his younger years farming and ranching along with his siblings, Betty and Wayne. He graduated from Eads High School in Eads, Colo., in 1957. While in high school he excelled in all sports, a dedication that gained him a double championship in track his senior year.

Harold married Karen Uhland in 1959, and from this union had four girls together, Konda, Shoni, Lori and Juli, they later divorced. In 1988 he was married to Catherine Walsh, together they had three children, Jana Jo, Misti and Gerad before that marriage ended. Along with raising his children, he made his living by training and racing horses. He also traveled the rodeo circuit competing in bareback, bulldogging and bullfighting. In later years he drove truck over the road from coast to coast. He enjoyed driving teams of horses in parades and county fairs. He always liked coyote hunting with his greyhounds. Harold also had a passion for playing guitar and singing country music. Fishing was one of his favorite past times even in his last days.

Harold was proud of his years in Eads, watching his family grow and the accomplishments they achieved. He gleamed when speaking of his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. He relocated to Keenesburg, Colo., with his daughter in 2002. He did many handyman jobs and was always lending a helping hand for others, he never met a stranger. He had the gift of storytelling, reminiscing about the many adventures he was so proud to be a part of. He continued living between Keenesburg and Eads until his health failed him, he then moved to Brush.

He is survived by his sister, Betty (Gerald) Clark of Fowler, Colo.; seven children, Konda (Jack) Howard and Lori (Monte) Richardson both of Eads, Colo., Shoni McKnight of Colorado Springs, Colo., Juli (Jim) Gleason of Cheraw, Colo., Jana Jo McKnight (Marc Baumgartner) and Misti (Mitch) Taylor both of Keenesburg, Colo., and Gerad (Brittany) McKnight of Columbus, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; an uncle Glenn (Eunice) Johnson of Hugo, Colo.;

as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne.

Services were held August 23, 2009 in Haswell, Colo.

Harold Glen McKnight, 69, of Eads, Colo., passed away August 17, 2009.

He was born September 12, 1939 in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., to Glen and Helen (Johnson) McKnight. He spent most of his younger years farming and ranching along with his siblings, Betty and Wayne. He graduated from Eads High School in Eads, Colo., in 1957. While in high school he excelled in all sports, a dedication that gained him a double championship in track his senior year.

Harold married Karen Uhland in 1959, and from this union had four girls together, Konda, Shoni, Lori and Juli, they later divorced. In 1988 he was married to Catherine Walsh, together they had three children, Jana Jo, Misti and Gerad before that marriage ended. Along with raising his children, he made his living by training and racing horses. He also traveled the rodeo circuit competing in bareback, bulldogging and bullfighting. In later years he drove truck over the road from coast to coast. He enjoyed driving teams of horses in parades and county fairs. He always liked coyote hunting with his greyhounds. Harold also had a passion for playing guitar and singing country music. Fishing was one of his favorite past times even in his last days.

Harold was proud of his years in Eads, watching his family grow and the accomplishments they achieved. He gleamed when speaking of his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. He relocated to Keenesburg, Colo., with his daughter in 2002. He did many handyman jobs and was always lending a helping hand for others, he never met a stranger. He had the gift of storytelling, reminiscing about the many adventures he was so proud to be a part of. He continued living between Keenesburg and Eads until his health failed him, he then moved to Brush.

He is survived by his sister, Betty (Gerald) Clark of Fowler, Colo.; seven children, Konda (Jack) Howard and Lori (Monte) Richardson both of Eads, Colo., Shoni McKnight of Colorado Springs, Colo., Juli (Jim) Gleason of Cheraw, Colo., Jana Jo McKnight (Marc Baumgartner) and Misti (Mitch) Taylor both of Keenesburg, Colo., and Gerad (Brittany) McKnight of Columbus, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; an uncle Glenn (Eunice) Johnson of Hugo, Colo.;

as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne.

Services were held August 23, 2009 in Haswell, Colo.

Harold Glen McKnight, 69, of Eads, Colo., passed away August 17, 2009.

He was born September 12, 1939 in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., to Glen and Helen (Johnson) McKnight. He spent most of his younger years farming and ranching along with his siblings, Betty and Wayne. He graduated from Eads High School in Eads, Colo., in 1957. While in high school he excelled in all sports, a dedication that gained him a double championship in track his senior year.

Harold married Karen Uhland in 1959, and from this union had four girls together, Konda, Shoni, Lori and Juli, they later divorced. In 1988 he was married to Catherine Walsh, together they had three children, Jana Jo, Misti and Gerad before that marriage ended. Along with raising his children, he made his living by training and racing horses. He also traveled the rodeo circuit competing in bareback, bulldogging and bullfighting. In later years he drove truck over the road from coast to coast. He enjoyed driving teams of horses in parades and county fairs. He always liked coyote hunting with his greyhounds. Harold also had a passion for playing guitar and singing country music. Fishing was one of his favorite past times even in his last days.

Harold was proud of his years in Eads, watching his family grow and the accomplishments they achieved. He gleamed when speaking of his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. He relocated to Keenesburg, Colo., with his daughter in 2002. He did many handyman jobs and was always lending a helping hand for others, he never met a stranger. He had the gift of storytelling, reminiscing about the many adventures he was so proud to be a part of. He continued living between Keenesburg and Eads until his health failed him, he then moved to Brush.

He is survived by his sister, Betty (Gerald) Clark of Fowler, Colo.; seven children, Konda (Jack) Howard and Lori (Monte) Richardson both of Eads, Colo., Shoni McKnight of Colorado Springs, Colo., Juli (Jim) Gleason of Cheraw, Colo., Jana Jo McKnight (Marc Baumgartner) and Misti (Mitch) Taylor both of Keenesburg, Colo., and Gerad (Brittany) McKnight of Columbus, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; an uncle Glenn (Eunice) Johnson of Hugo, Colo.;

as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne.

Services were held August 23, 2009 in Haswell, Colo.

Harold Glen McKnight, 69, of Eads, Colo., passed away August 17, 2009.

He was born September 12, 1939 in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., to Glen and Helen (Johnson) McKnight. He spent most of his younger years farming and ranching along with his siblings, Betty and Wayne. He graduated from Eads High School in Eads, Colo., in 1957. While in high school he excelled in all sports, a dedication that gained him a double championship in track his senior year.

Harold married Karen Uhland in 1959, and from this union had four girls together, Konda, Shoni, Lori and Juli, they later divorced. In 1988 he was married to Catherine Walsh, together they had three children, Jana Jo, Misti and Gerad before that marriage ended. Along with raising his children, he made his living by training and racing horses. He also traveled the rodeo circuit competing in bareback, bulldogging and bullfighting. In later years he drove truck over the road from coast to coast. He enjoyed driving teams of horses in parades and county fairs. He always liked coyote hunting with his greyhounds. Harold also had a passion for playing guitar and singing country music. Fishing was one of his favorite past times even in his last days.

Harold was proud of his years in Eads, watching his family grow and the accomplishments they achieved. He gleamed when speaking of his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. He relocated to Keenesburg, Colo., with his daughter in 2002. He did many handyman jobs and was always lending a helping hand for others, he never met a stranger. He had the gift of storytelling, reminiscing about the many adventures he was so proud to be a part of. He continued living between Keenesburg and Eads until his health failed him, he then moved to Brush.

He is survived by his sister, Betty (Gerald) Clark of Fowler, Colo.; seven children, Konda (Jack) Howard and Lori (Monte) Richardson both of Eads, Colo., Shoni McKnight of Colorado Springs, Colo., Juli (Jim) Gleason of Cheraw, Colo., Jana Jo McKnight (Marc Baumgartner) and Misti (Mitch) Taylor both of Keenesburg, Colo., and Gerad (Brittany) McKnight of Columbus, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; an uncle Glenn (Eunice) Johnson of Hugo, Colo.;

as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne.

Services were held August 23, 2009 in Haswell, Colo.

Harold Glen McKnight, 69, of Eads, Colo., passed away August 17, 2009.

He was born September 12, 1939 in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., to Glen and Helen (Johnson) McKnight. He spent most of his younger years farming and ranching along with his siblings, Betty and Wayne. He graduated from Eads High School in Eads, Colo., in 1957. While in high school he excelled in all sports, a dedication that gained him a double championship in track his senior year.

Harold married Karen Uhland in 1959, and from this union had four girls together, Konda, Shoni, Lori and Juli, they later divorced. In 1988 he was married to Catherine Walsh, together they had three children, Jana Jo, Misti and Gerad before that marriage ended. Along with raising his children, he made his living by training and racing horses. He also traveled the rodeo circuit competing in bareback, bulldogging and bullfighting. In later years he drove truck over the road from coast to coast. He enjoyed driving teams of horses in parades and county fairs. He always liked coyote hunting with his greyhounds. Harold also had a passion for playing guitar and singing country music. Fishing was one of his favorite past times even in his last days.

Harold was proud of his years in Eads, watching his family grow and the accomplishments they achieved. He gleamed when speaking of his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. He relocated to Keenesburg, Colo., with his daughter in 2002. He did many handyman jobs and was always lending a helping hand for others, he never met a stranger. He had the gift of storytelling, reminiscing about the many adventures he was so proud to be a part of. He continued living between Keenesburg and Eads until his health failed him, he then moved to Brush.

He is survived by his sister, Betty (Gerald) Clark of Fowler, Colo.; seven children, Konda (Jack) Howard and Lori (Monte) Richardson both of Eads, Colo., Shoni McKnight of Colorado Springs, Colo., Juli (Jim) Gleason of Cheraw, Colo., Jana Jo McKnight (Marc Baumgartner) and Misti (Mitch) Taylor both of Keenesburg, Colo., and Gerad (Brittany) McKnight of Columbus, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; an uncle Glenn (Eunice) Johnson of Hugo, Colo.;

as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne.

Services were held August 23, 2009 in Haswell, Colo.

Harold Glen McKnight, 69, of Eads, Colo., passed away August 17, 2009.

He was born September 12, 1939 in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., to Glen and Helen (Johnson) McKnight. He spent most of his younger years farming and ranching along with his siblings, Betty and Wayne. He graduated from Eads High School in Eads, Colo., in 1957. While in high school he excelled in all sports, a dedication that gained him a double championship in track his senior year.

Harold married Karen Uhland in 1959, and from this union had four girls together, Konda, Shoni, Lori and Juli, they later divorced. In 1988 he was married to Catherine Walsh, together they had three children, Jana Jo, Misti and Gerad before that marriage ended. Along with raising his children, he made his living by training and racing horses. He also traveled the rodeo circuit competing in bareback, bulldogging and bullfighting. In later years he drove truck over the road from coast to coast. He enjoyed driving teams of horses in parades and county fairs. He always liked coyote hunting with his greyhounds. Harold also had a passion for playing guitar and singing country music. Fishing was one of his favorite past times even in his last days.

Harold was proud of his years in Eads, watching his family grow and the accomplishments they achieved. He gleamed when speaking of his family and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. He relocated to Keenesburg, Colo., with his daughter in 2002. He did many handyman jobs and was always lending a helping hand for others, he never met a stranger. He had the gift of storytelling, reminiscing about the many adventures he was so proud to be a part of. He continued living between Keenesburg and Eads until his health failed him, he then moved to Brush.

He is survived by his sister, Betty (Gerald) Clark of Fowler, Colo.; seven children, Konda (Jack) Howard and Lori (Monte) Richardson both of Eads, Colo., Shoni McKnight of Colorado Springs, Colo., Juli (Jim) Gleason of Cheraw, Colo., Jana Jo McKnight (Marc Baumgartner) and Misti (Mitch) Taylor both of Keenesburg, Colo., and Gerad (Brittany) McKnight of Columbus, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; an uncle Glenn (Eunice) Johnson of Hugo, Colo.;

as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wayne.

Services were held August 23, 2009 in Haswell, Colo.


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