Ruth Knox

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Ruth Knox



Ruth Virginia Rowe Knox, 91, was born in Amarillo, Texas in time to live through the Great Depression. As a new high school graduate she served her country by traveling to Washington D.C. to work as a secretary supporting the Second World War. She returned to Amarillo, starting her long career with the Bureau of Reclamation. There she met and married Robert William Knox and moved to California while he served in the Korean War. Upon his discharge they moved to New Mexico, initially in Elephant Butte but eventually in Albuquerque. They had four children and had many happy years camping, fishing, socializing with numerous friends, and building a house while raising the kids. Circumstances eventually required Ruth to go back to work for the Bureau, supporting her four school age children as a single mom. Ruth was devoted to her Episcopal faith and had a life long love of the Sandias (HER mountains), gardening, playing bridge, and traveling. The family is very grateful to her bridge playing friends and her friends at St. Marks on the Mesa church, for allowing her to stay active and involved until the day of her death despite her failing eyesight. Ruth is survived by her children, Cheryl (Randy) Thornhill of Pasco, WA, Robert (Linda) Knox of Norman, OK, Pamela (Robert) Bustos of Espanola, NM and Kevin (Beverly) Knox of Springfield, MO; her grandchildren, Keith and Brett Thornhill of Pasco and Matthew (Amberly) Bustos of Espanola; sister, Charlene Harrison and niece Karen (Danny) Humphreys and family of Dallas, TX; sister-in-law, Donna and nephew Craig ( Barbara) Terrell of California.

Services will be at 11 am Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. Marks on the Mesa Episcopal Church in Albuquerque. Donations should be made to the church or .

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 1, 2018
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