Shirley Marie Knittle

2 septiembre , 193610 septiembre , 2021

She was a long-time resident of Corbett, Oregon.

She was born on September 2, 1936 to Frank and Lucille Eastmark in Anacanda, Montana. she graduated from Anaconda High School in 1954 Shirley married Paul Wilton in 1955 and had a son Doug Wilton.

She got a divorce and moved to Olympia Washington, where she worked for Olympia Brewery, and was the first computer programmer, for Nally Foods and eventually, Warehouser as a systems manager. She married the love of her life in 1979 when she met Bob Knittle.

She loved boating, riding motorcycles, sailing and gardening. She earned a Master Gardners Certificate and was the president of Columbia Gardner Club for two terms.

Shirley is survived by her husband Bob Knittle, son Doug (Pam) in Oxnard, California two grandsons, one granddaughter, a brother Jerry Eastmark, Great Falls Montana and three nieces.

Grave side service at Odd Fellowes Cemetery will be held at 12:00PM on September 22, then return to Mills and Mills in Olympia, Washington.

Memorial contributions to Columbia Garden Club in Corbett, Oregon


  • Visitation

    miércoles, 22 septiembre , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    miércoles, 22 septiembre , 2021

  • Reception

    miércoles, 22 septiembre , 2021


Shirley Marie Knittle


Claudia Johnson

18 septiembre , 2021

Shirley had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh. She enjoyed taking her boys skiing at Mount Hood and out in the boat on the lake. She enjoyed traveling and went to Sweden. She never lost her sense of adventure and loved to ride behind Bob on his motorcycle. Her Montana family spent most summers at the Lake House and the girls spent hours in the, boat, in the lake or in the hot tub. We all enjoyed discovering new things on the Seattle water front, at the zoo or the aquarium. We spent time on the beach in OR and built lasting memories feeding geese and escaping angry swans. We all toured miles in the paddle boat and looking at new homes along the shore. Trista's first wild haircut was from one of Doug's girlfriends who lived along the shore. Shirley would take everyone for rides in her little white Porsche and then make wonderful sandwiches in her new microwave. She made every summer magic for little girls. We all remember her 'Aunt Shirley Finger" that she would point and tell us where she wanted things left. She had a strong will, a strong head and a strong faith. She never gave up on the belief that she was going to be better. Well, today she is better. She was deeply loved and will be missed by so many.