Walking On -- June E. McKnight

09.19.2017 Dean Rhodes Walking On

June E. McKnight

June 9, 1930 – Sept. 14, 2017

Tribal Elder June Everetta McKnight, 87, a resident of Salem walked on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at her home.

She was born June 9, 1930, in Grand Ronde, the daughter of Everett and Oleta Riggs Drake. She lived in Grand Ronde until moving to Salem in 1961.

She married Raymond Laverne McKnight and they later divorced. She worked in various Salem-area hotels as a maid. June was an avid Portland Trail Blazers basketball and Seattle Mariners baseball fan and would rarely miss a game. She also enjoyed flower gardening.

She was a member of the Catholic Church and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

She is survived by her son, Kevin McKnight of Salem, and daughter, RaeAnn Mussell of Canada, as well as 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three children, Steve, Linda and Cheryl McKnight; three grandchildren, Stephanie Mussell and Michelle and Kevyn McKnight; and her husband.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Grand Ronde Tribal gym. Burial will follow in the Tribal Cemetery and there will be a meal at the Elders Activity Center, 48940 Blacktail Drive.

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