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Beardsley-Mitchell Funeral Home

1818 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA

OBITUARY

Loren Everett McKnight

November 27, 1943August 30, 2019
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Loren McKnight passed away at home with family by his side on August 30, 2019 at the age of 75, after a valiant fight with an incurable disease. He was an only child, born to Everett and Irene McKnight on November 27, 1943 in Spokane, Washington where he spent his youth. After graduating from North Central High School and Whitworth College in Spokane, Loren joined the Navy. While in the Navy, he worked as an aircraft maintenance officer and served in Corpus Christi, Texas. After serving on active duty, Loren continued for more than 25 years in the Navy Reserves and was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island and NAS North Island. He retired as a Navy Commander. Loren also had a career in real estate and electronic manufacturing. Loren met Kathleen Good at Whitworth College and they married in 1971. Together, they raised three children in the Point Loma area of San Diego. Loren was active in the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church where he served as an usher, deacon, and elder. Upon his retirement, Loren spent many days volunteering his time in the media ministry of the church. One of his hobbies was amateur radio and he made many contacts and friends worldwide with an amateur extra class license, call sign W6RWQ. Loren was an avid runner most of his life. He held many records from Whitworth College, including the record for the 880 yard event which remained for 41 years. He also ran and won many local 10K races in his age group. Loren was a kind, funny, loving and loyal husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed attending all of his children’s school and athletic events. He loved his children and grandchildren and was very proud of each of them. Loren is survived by his wife Kathleen, son Jason and his wife Dr. Heather McKnight, son Jeffrey and his wife Holta McKnight, and daughter Dr. Jenna McDonald and her husband Colin McDonald. He is also survived by eight grandchildren. Other survivors include his cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Services

20 September

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Miramar National Cemetery

5795 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122

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Allen Sykes

September 19, 2019

Can it be 50 Septembers ago that you were setting the pace as we ran through Manito Park in Spokane getting ready for the North Central cross country season, or later studying electronic schematics together to get our Ham licenses? So many rich memories from the days when energy was boundless and all things possible. Rest in peace, my friend. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

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