Barbara Artha Knox
November 28, 1931 ~ March 10, 2019
Barbara Artha Knox went to be with her Lord on March 10, 2019. She was born Nov. 28, 1931, to Dolly Edna (Woodcock) and J. Arthur Barrett in Grants Pass. She was the oldest of five children.
Barbara “Bobby” grew up in the ranch country of rural Oregon. She attended grade school in Huntington, Baker City and Post, where she could be seen riding a horse to school. She attended high school in Baker City, Redmond and Prineville. She graduated in Prineville from Crook County High on June 2, 1950; two days later, she married Horace G. “Newt” Knox.
They started their family in Post on her father-in-law’s ranch. They had four daughters and one son. Barbara and Newt worked various farms and ranches throughout Central and Eastern Oregon. The family left Central Oregon in 1970 and settled in Bonanza on her father’s wheat farm, where she lived for 44 years prior to moving to Klamath Falls in 2014.
She was a consummate homemaker and assisted Newt with the operation of the family farm. She cooked for hired men and raised a garden to help feed the family. Her home was always open to those who needed a comfortable bed and a good meal. In her later years, she could be found crocheting blankets for her grand and great-grandchildren. A loving mother and friend, she will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
She was an active member of the Wantland Avenue Church of Christ in Klamath Falls, where she attended for many years.
She leaves behind four daughters, Mary Bales (David), Kay Hanel, Jody Jensen (Dave) and Billie Hirschy (Dennis). She is survived by her beloved brother, Jimmy Barrett, of Prineville; Gary Frisbee, of Bakersfield, California; Connie Mayfield, of Shady Cove; and Beverly Wolverton, of Post. She is survived by 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was predeceased by her husband, Horace, of 47 years; son, Roscoe; and son-in-law, Robert Hanel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Church of Christ at 2205 Wantland Ave., Klamath Falls, or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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