Elizabeth Ann Knighten, age 52, of Richards, Texas passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. She was born on August 24, 1959 in Conroe. She was raised in Conroe where she was involved in 4H showing all breeds of livestock, Jersey dairy cattle and barrel racing. Later in life, she raised and bred different types of animals including dogs, chickens, cows, horses, goats, rabbits and much more. She was a member of the AQHA and the APHA. She was also a member of the Lone Star Cowboy Church in Montgomery.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and Fannie Graham and Lee and Lois Nichols. She is survived by her loving husband, Ricky Allen Knighten; children, Dwain Wade and wife Barbara, Steven O'Briant and fiancé Soni Zamora and Lizette Schmidt and fiancé Royce Eggleston; granddaughters, Caitlynne Eggleston and Dakota Wade; parents, Betty Earline (Graham) and James Kemith Nichols; siblings, James Anthony Nichols Sr. and wife Beth Ann, Kennith Virgil Nichols and wife Jenny and Susan Earline Nichols; aunts and uncles, Joy and Dan Nichols, Dorothy Breland and Lois Graham.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Eickenhorst Funeral Services, 1712 N. Frazier at Wilson, Suite 115, Conroe, TX 77301. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012 at the Lone Star Cowboy Church, 21627 Eva Street, Montgomery, TX. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Copeland Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Copeland Chapel Cemetery, in care of Ivan Madeley, 12343 FM 2854, Conroe, TX 77304 or 936-588-1535.