Karen Knight passed away peacefully at home on July 6, 2020.
Born in Sacramento, California, on May 31, 1950, she grew up in Sacramento, graduating high school in 1968, and three months later accepted a position with the Post Office. She remained with the Post Office in Sacramento until her retirement in 2003. She married Robert (Bob) Knight in 1983. She became an avid fly fisher and fell in love with the Upper Sacremento River. She and her husband bought their retirement home in Dunsmuir, right on the river. She became interested in trap shooting in 2002, taking lessons in Sacramento until her retirement, when she joined Bob in Dunsmuir. She began shooting registered targets in 2004. Karen and her husband traveled around Northern California and Oregon, shooting at all the shoots they could. Between 2004 and 2010, when she quit shooting due to failing eyesight, she shot 61,880 registered targets.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John McGee and Lucille Estelle McGee; as well as her brother, Paul Whitely; sisters Carol Whitely Glissmeyer and Kathy McGee; and niece Nancy Jetton. She is survived by her husband, Bob Knight; step son Benjamin Knight; and grandchildren Flo and Theo Knight. She is also survived by the following nieces and nephews: Tammy Jetton Wells, Rennee Jetton, William Jetton, Kevin Jetton, Brian Dakin, Debbie Dakin and Brian Jetton.
Due to current circumstances, no services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pacific International Trapshooting Association's Youth Education Shooting program.