Carol Elnora Knopp

Born: Sun., Dec. 20, 1914
Died: Sun., Jan. 29, 2012

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Carol Elnora Knopp Harrah - a resident of Pendleton, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 29, 2012. She died in Pendleton, and had lived to be 97 years old. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2:00 P.M., in the Milton Freewater Cemetery, Milton Freewater. You may sign the register book or view the obituary at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be directed to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Umatilla County, sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR, 97801. Carol was born in her grandmother's home in Walla Walla, Washington, on December 20, 1914, to William Wesley and Florence Lulu Gallaher Harrah. As a child she lived in Walla Walla, WA, Spokane, WA, Weston, OR, and graduated from High School in Tillamook, Oregon at the age of 16. She attended York College in Nebraska and had worked as a bookkeeper, Writer, Cake Decorator, artist, painter, musician and bookstore manager. She married Eddie O. Knopp on June 9, 1936 in Walla Walla, Washington. They lived in Milton Freewater where they owned and operated the Milton Bakery prior to moving to Pendleton in 1957. Carol and her husband traveled in many other countries and had hosted international students in their home. She had served on the Community Hospital Auxiliary, and taught piano to local students and also had supported her husband who had been mayor of Pendleton for many years. Her love for children was evident by her lifetime involvement in many children's ministries. God gave her a gift to relate to children as she was drawn to then and they to her. She was influential in introducing children to Jesus through Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Clubs, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and summer camps. She is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law Bill and Suzanne Knopp of Corvallis, Oregon, two daughters and their husbands; Carol and Steve Fisher of Pendleton, Oregon, and Patty and John Southwick of Colbert, Washington, she had been blessed with nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie O. Knopp, a son, Eugene Knopp, her parents, and two sisters.

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