August Joseph Knipps, 90, passed away, April 14, 2013. Born in Cataño, Puerto Rico on April 20, 1922, served in the Army in Europe and Puerto Rico during WWII and worked for El Paso Natural Gas for 37 years. Preceded in death by wife Demmie Lee Stewart and by stepson Walter Osborne. Survived by wife of 49 years Ruth Elizabeth; sons John, Jeff, Bobby and Mike, step-son Larry Osborne and daughter-in-law Doreen Osborne; brother Bill Knipps and sister Gladys Melendez.

Published in El Paso Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 23, 2013