KNOWLES, MARY G. Nov. 24, 1926 to Dec. 30, 2012 Mary Genevieve Knowles was born on November 24, 1926, to Enos and Mary Davilla in Long Beach, California. She had two brothers, John (her twin) and Charles. She married Edgar Louis Knowles Jr. on February 14, 1951 and together they raised four children, Cynthia, Julie, Richard and Lynda. They lived in Anacortes, WA, Mount Vernon, WA and Guatemala City, Guatemala. Mary moved to San Diego after Eddy passed on in 1977. In her final days, Mary longed for her family to be reunited. Her wishes were fulfilled as she took her last breath surrounded by her family and the sounds of big band music and laughter. Mary is survived by brother, Charles Davilla (Downey); daughters, Cynthia Will (San Diego), Julie Horne (Laguna Beach) and Lynda Knowles (Crescent City); son, Richard Knowles (Bonney Lake, WA); and nine grandchildren. Celebration of Mary's life will be held at Belmont Village-Sabre Springs, 13075 Evening Creek Drive South, San Diego, CA 92128 on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans (

Published in U-T San Diego on Jan. 15, 2013