Saturday, September 24, 2005
Longtime Oak Creek rancher Dan Henry Knott died Sept. 11, 2005, at his home on Trout Creek. He was 87.
Dan was born March 12, 1918, to Henry and Ella (Pense) Knott in Baird, Neb. He came to Routt County when he was 2 years old and settled on a ranch between Yampa and Phippsburg by the Yampa River. He moved to Trout Creek in the 1930s.
He married Doris Ives on Oct. 18, 1938.
Dan loved the life of being a rancher. He enjoyed working with horses, cattle and sheep. In the summers, he could always be found irrigating in the hay meadows. He enjoyed telling stories about his days in cow and sheep camps. Dan worked with leather sewing harnesses, chaps and vests. He also did some woodworking.
He was an active member of the community. He was one of the first Routt County 4-H members in 1929. He continued to support 4-H throughout his years. He belonged to the Oak Creek and Egeria Masonic Lodges, was a Shriner and Scottish Rite member and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the Cattlemen and Woolgrowers, both local and state organizations. He was a charter member of the Routt County Wool Pool. Dan served as a school board member when the South Routt schools consolidated.
His parents and two brothers precede him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris; a son, Bernard, and his wife, Debra, of Oak Creek; a daughter, Arloa Carnahan, of Oak Creek; grandsons, Tad and his wife, Kim Carnahan, of Oak Creek, Brad and his wife, Brenda Carnahan, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Taylor Knott of Oak Creek; and seven great-grandchildren, Austin, Cole, Mackenzie, McKenna, Tate, Kellum and McKaul Carnahan.
Memorial services were held Sept. 17, 2005, at the South Routt Bible Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to a Shriner's Hospital or the Hospice of Northwestern Colorado in Steamboat Springs in care of the Grant Mortuary at 621 Yampa Avenue, Craig, CO 81625.