Bay City, Michigan
Linda Kay Knight of Bay City passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 23, 2016. She was 72 years old. Born on February 22, 1944 in Kansas City, MO, she was the oldest of six children. She moved to California when she was 18 years old where she worked and volunteered at the Naval Serviceman Center in San Diego, CA where she met her husband. On August 12, 1966, she married James C. Knight with whom she had six children. A California girl at heart, she and her husband moved from California to North Carolina and then finally settled down in Bay City, MI in 1968. She is survived by her husband, Jim, her six children: Hannah (Chris) Peterson, Jeremiah Knight, Rachel (Michael) Delmont, Isaiah (Tara) Knight, Nathan Knight, and Megan (Jesse) Bares, four grandsons: Noah, Hunter, Owen, Graysen, and three granddaughters: Lucy, Penelope, and Baby Delmont. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Daniel, her granddaughter Jordan, and her sister Sharon.
Linda loved to laugh and spend time with her family and pets. She was a lover of drawing, shopping, ice cream, and the occasional Lifetime movie feature. She spent all of her life dedicated to her family – raising her children and adoring her grandchildren. She loved to go on walks with her husband, cheer for Duke Basketball, always had to pay a little extra for a waffle cone, and could never pass up a garage sale. Linda was also a fighter. She never allowed challenges in her life to dictate her happiness and had an incredible spirit of hope and trust in God that will be dearly missed. A private memorial service will be held for family members only. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Humane Society of Bay County.