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Carol Knopes-Vogel

May 21, 1943 - Apr. 8, 2019


April 18, 2019

Carol Knopes-Vogel

Carol Knopes-Vogel

Carol Knopes-Vogel passed peacefully in Spokane, April 8, 2019, surrounded by family.

She was born May 21, 1943, in Cottonwood, Idaho, to Joseph and Caroline (Heitstuman) Knopes, the 6th of 11 children. Carol's childhood years were spent in Craigmont and Orofino. She married Robert Vogel on August 2, 1962. Two daughters followed and the family moved to the Silver Valley where she found her lifelong passion for the outdoors in camping and fishing.

Carol and the girls moved to Colfax in 1974. Following the graduation of her daughters, Carol then relocated to Spokane to be near them and enjoy the family life as Grammy and additional delights of books, sewing, casinos and other hobbies. Grammy greatly cherished her time spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by daughters, Annette (David) Codd,and Becky Vogel, of Spokane; grandchildren, Kate (Andrew) Groh, Andrew (Kelsey) Codd, and Erin Codd; and great-grandchildren, Everett, and Caroline Groh, and Bellarose Codd. In addition, she is survived by seven siblings: Harold Knopes of Colfax, Arlene Rowden of Spokane, Larry (Dru) Knopes of Clarkston, Nick Knopes of Perry, Ga., Dee (Robert) Wood of Roy, Wash, James (Pok) Knopes of Bellevue, Neb., and Susan Knopes of Olympia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Merlyn, Alan, and Janice.

Funeral services were celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Colfax, Wash. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be sent to the Vanessa Behan Crises Nursery or St. Margaret's Shelter. A special thanks to the staff of Sacred Heart - 7 North and Dr. Julie Ulloa-Michaelis for their care and concern.


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