Bessie "Bess" Fay Knight

November 28, 1934June 19, 2018

Bessie “Bess” F. Knight (83) of Peoria, Arizona passed away on June 19, 2018. She was born in Rio Grande, Colorado on November 28, 1934 to Louis “Edwin” and “Lela” Lydle (Shields) Durham. Bess married the love of her life Donald K. Knight on August 12, 1961 and together raised four beautiful children.

Bess worked for APS (Arizona Public Service Power Company) as a Payroll Analyst for many years. She has a passion for collecting Clydesdale horse figurines and John Wayne memorabilia.

Bess leaves behind her Husband of 57 years Donald; her children Jennifer Royce, Darren (Lori) Knight, Kevin (Dianna) Knight, Shannon (Jarrett) Wagner; grandchildren Brittany Walston, Shane Lumpp, Amanda Taylor, Shelby Eichoff, Shelby Fischer, Kyle Kriete, Brittany Englehardt, Kayla Knight, Liana Royce, Melissa Vossler, Bretany Knight and Haily Knight; and 14 great grandchildren and many other family and friends. Bess is preceded in Heaven by her parents Edwin and Lela; her siblings Roger Durham, Boyd Durham, Richard Durham, and Billie Dixon.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Saturday June 23, 2018 at “Mom’s” house.


  • "Celebration of LIfe" Saturday, June 23, 2018

Bessie "Bess" Fay Knight

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