Pearl Deane (Luker) Knoles (December 4, 1916, - September 9, 2012 )
Pearl Deane Knoles (Dee) passed away on September 9, 2012 in American Fork, Utah at 95 years old. Funeral Services were held on September 14, 2010 in Lehi, Utah. Pearl will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Greenwood Memorial Terrace (Deseret Lawn) in Spokane, Washington at 3:00PM on Monday, September 17th.
Dee was born to William and Charlotte Luker in Bountiful, Utah on Dec. 4, 1916. She was the seventh child out of eight and often told stories about her family. She grew up in the depression and learned how to be thrifty and knew how to take dresses her older sisters out grew of and sew new dresses for herself. She would tell stories of how everyone was lucky to have one piece of candy for Christmas, and there were funny stories of how her brothers would chase her with mice.
When she was 18 years old, she met the love of her life at the Coconut Grove Dance Hall. She married Ervin Louis Knoles in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 20, 1936. Ervin was in the Civil Service so they moved to several places until they made their home in Spokane, Washington. They had one daughter, Carol Ann.
Dee was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She taught many classes to the young and old. She was a homemaker and helped raise her two granddaughters Cathy and Shelly. Her long life goal was to make sure everyone around her was taken care of and comfortable. You would never find her sitting as she was always building, creating, or cleaning. She was known for her great meals, wonderful sewing abilities, and compassion and service toward others.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings (Marie Clough, Mable Armitage, Florance Maland, William (Bill) Luker, Irene Henderson, Irvin Luker, and Howard Luker, and her husband Ervin L. Knoles.
Dee is survived by her daughter, Carol A. Nichols, her grandchildren, Cathy Funkhouser, Shelly George, Israel Nichols, and Josh Nichols, her 16 great grandchildren, and her 13 great-great grandchildren whom she adored.
Thank you for the gift of love, now you're sharing it up above. You had many things to say. All in a caring way. You always saw good in everyone, No matter what they've done. You were always the one we could all lean on. Even though it must have felt like a ton. You were always the strength of the family. Now we must let you rest calmly. As we say goodbye, as tears roll down our eyes. I know your place in heaven has a good view. Because you're telling God, I need to keep an eye on a few. I know you will always be in our hearts and mind. So Grandma, I must go, but I'll never forget you're one of a kind. © Augustine Perez