Walking On -- Geneva Mae McKnight

11.14.2017 Dean Rhodes Walking On

Geneva Mae McKnight

Sept. 4, 1931 – Oct. 23, 2017

Tribal spouse Geneva Mae McKnight of Seaside was born on Sept. 4, 1931, to Albert and Minnie Howard in Lebanon, Ore. She married Tribal member Cleo McKnight on May 10, 1948, in Dallas, Ore.

Besides being a devoted mother and homemaker, Geneva once worked as a grocery store manager and was a clerk for a seafood market. Most recently, she worked at Gearhart by the Sea. Out of all the activities in life, the one that gave Geneva the greatest joy was spending time with family.

Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Minnie Howard; her husband, Cleo McKnight; and two grandsons, Donald and Nicolas McKnight.

She is survived by her children, Leslie McKnight, Lorry McKnight (Elaine), Nadine Scott (Brady) of Seaside, Ore., Patricia Watson (Ron) of Turner, Ore., and Zane McKnight (Sally) of Queen Creek, Ariz.; grandchildren, Wendy Watson, Teresa Watson, Jacqueline McKnight and Cody Watson; great-grandchildren, Derick Watson and Tessa Reither; great-great-granddaughter, Aariyah Paden; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life was held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the American Legion Post 99, 1315 Broadway, Seaside, Ore.

Funeral service arrangements were in the care of Hughes-Ransom Mortuary and Crematory of Astoria/Seaside. Visit the online memorial tribute to write a comment, sign the guest book or share with others at or