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1950 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Ken Knight Obituary
Ken Knight, 64, of Brush, passed away July 29, 2014, at the East Morgan County Hospital in Brush.
Ken was born June 7, 1950, in Brush to Ralph and AnnaBelle Knight and was raised on the family farm south of Brush.
After graduating from Brush High School in 1968, he moved to Boulder where he majored in business and accounting at the University of Colorado. After college, he remained on the front range in the Denver area where he met Dawn, who would become his partner in life and business for the next 40 years.
Ken and Dawn were married in Arvada, CO in 1978. In 1980 they returned to the family farm to reconnect with Ken's love of farming and cattle They were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Samantha, Ashley, and Courtney, whom they also raised on the family farm,
Ken never lost his desire to continue learning. He began his knowledge of grain merchandising while working at Cox Grain. In 1990, he began his own business, Golden West Agri Services.
An active member of the community, Ken served in Rotary and on various boards. Our family remains proud to this day of the Golden West Art Show which he and Dawn founded to benefit children with disabilities, a cause that was very close to their hearts. The art show was part of the Brush Rodeo for 10 years. This was just a glimpse of the generous man that was always willing to contribute to charities that work to improve the lives of others.
Ken leaves behind his wife, Dawn; his daughters, Samantha (CJ), Ashley, and Courtney; his grandchildren, Adilynn and Evan; his sister, Shirley Burt; nephews Bill, Ty, Todd, Adams, Jesse, and nieces Shannon and Kari.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and AnnaBelle, and his brother-in-law, Tim Dunphy.
A remembrance of Ken's life will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Livestock Exchange in Brush. The service will conclude at that time with private family inurnment at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Ken Knight Memorial Fund with the funds to be designated at a later date to charities that Ken supported. These gifts may be sent to the Heer Mortuary in Brush.
Condolences may be sent to the family at heermortuary.com
Published in Brush News-Tribune on Aug. 6, 2014
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