Miriam Grace Knight, 67, of Nampa, died on Thursday,
Feb. 24, 1994, at her home from cancer.
will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 1994, at the College Church of the Nazarene, 504 E. Dewey Ave., Nampa. Dr.
B. Edgar Johnson, associate pastor of the church will
officiate, assisted by Rev. Earl Darden.
Burial will follow
at the Greenleaf Cemetery.
Services are under
the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel,
Miriam Grace Knight was born on April 24, 1926, at Burr Oak,
Kansas, the daughter of Dale and
Alice Gossard. She
received her early education in Kansas
and Idaho, graduating from Greenleaf Friends
In 1945 she married
Fred W. Knight, who at that time was principal of the
Academy, and until three years
ago had been actively involved in the field of education.
For many years Miriam was the circulation librarian
Among her duties was
the training and supervision of student assistants in the
library. She was
always thoughtful and caring of her students, yet knew how
to be firm when need be. She
loved and respected her students and they returned that love
and respect to her. To
many of them she was their NNC "Mom."
She was an active church member, involved in Sunday school
teaching, various committees and boards, and especially in
music. In her early
married life she had been a member of the Quaker Hour ladies
trio, which ministered regularly over a radio broadcast.
All of her married
life she and her husband, Fred, had been involved as
part-time ministers of music and lay pastors for various
was a gracious hostess and gourmet cook who loved to
entertain various church and college groups as well as
friends and family. A
deep love for people, coupled with a beautiful smile and a
"keen sense of the appropriate" made her loved by all.
Miriam is survived by her husband, Fred of Nampa; a daughter
Barbara and her husband Bill Childs of Ft. Worth, Texas; a
daughter Joyce and her husband Mike Plaisance of Terrace
Lakes, CA; a son Dick and his wife Linda of Boise; a sister
Lois and her husband Cecil Binford of Nampa; a sister-in-law
Ethel Gossard of Council, ID; and five grandchildren, Daveen
and her husband, Ray, Danielle, Joy and Zachary.
She leaves a host of
relatives and friends who mourn her passing.
However, for Miriam
"to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
Miriam was preceded in death by her parents, a
brother, Mac and a granddaughter, Stephanie.
The family will greet friends at the Alsip Funeral Chapel
today from 2 to 4 p.m. Friends
may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 1 to 9 p.m.
and on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The family suggests memorials to the Greenleaf Friends
Academy, 20535 N. Academy Road, Greenleaf,
Northwest Nazarene College,
623 Holly St., Nampa 83686.