PRICE - Our beloved Jeannette Lauritzen Knight joined her Heavenly Father and her earthly mother on Jan. 1, 2014. She passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at Castleview Hospital in Price. She was born Jan. 26, 1974 in Panama City, Fla., to Michael and Susan Lauritzen.
Jeannette was a self-proclaimed Air Force brat, which provided her opportunities to live in Florida, North Dakota, West Germany and New Mexico, where she graduated from Alamogordo High School. After high school, her family moved to Mapleton where she met her best friend and eternal companion, P. Joe Knight. They were married in the Manti, Utah Temple on Feb. 5, 1994.
Jeannette was a very creative and talented artist. She enjoyed designing and sewing clothing, painting and sketching. She had a passion for antique books and book repair and was well known for her stylized fish drawings. Jeannette loved being in her flower gardens, hiking and camping. Although Jeannette wasn't blessed with children of her own, she had a deep love for her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her husband of almost 20 years, P. Joe Knight, her father, Michael Lauritzen of Woodland Hills; five siblings: Steve Lauritzen (Therese) of Woodland Hills; Cindy Bird (MarDee) of Santaquin; Ben Lauritzen (Elisa) of North Salt Lake; Tammy Reavis (Daren) of Spanish Fork; Kathleen Wright (Spencer) of Woodland Hills. She was preceded in death by her mother, Susan Hatch Lauritzen, whom she missed every day.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Woodland Hills Chapel, 220 S. Woodland Hills Dr. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services until 10:45 a.m. Friends may call Wednesday evening at Wheeler Mortuary 6- 8 p.m., 211 E. 200 S., Springville. Burial will take place at Springville Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at Zions Bank to cover funeral expenses. Condolences can be made at www.wheelermortuaries.com.
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January 28, 2014
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