Edward Allen Knight of Grand Junction, CO passed away peacefully on April 20, 2023, at the age of 73. Originally from California, he met his future wife, Jo (Morningstar) on a foggy Laguna beach in February 1984. They eventually moved to Aspen, CO, got married, and began their family. Edward was a brilliant man, with many talents and interests. While he held many jobs over his life, he most loved being a geologist in the oil/gas industry on the Western Slope and searching for fossils in his “off time”.
Edward’s favorite place was going anywhere “on an adventure” surrounded by his family of “three beautiful blonds.” He enjoyed fly fishing, rock hounding, kayaking, off roading, all while looking for somewhere off the beaten path. Music was the heartbeat of his soul; he loved playing harmonica and jamming with his many local musician friends. Edward was an avid reader of American History, paleontology, geology, and military fiction. He considered their four Golden Retrievers his extra kids and they made him smile every day.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jo Knight of Grand Junction, and daughters Lindsey Goodman (Casey) of Parker, CO, Kelsey Knight (Javier Rubio Villa) of Westminster, CO, and Jessica Miller, of Fowlerville, MI, and grandchildren Thomas and Eleanor Goodman. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother. His two sisters still live on the west coast.
His loyalty to Raiders Football never faltered and every fall he would recite this poem:
"The Autumn Wind is a pirate.
Blustering in from sea,
With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a bristling black mustache.
He growls as he storms the country,
A villain big and bold.
And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
As he robs them of their gold.
The Autumn Wind is a Raider,
Pillaging just for fun.
He'll knock you 'round and upside down,
And laugh when he's conquered and won."
Edward will always be remembered for his love of exploring and countless adventures. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We love you, Ed, Daddy, Papa, Tall Ed, Slim, Eeyore and Sir. Rest in peace – not fade away.
A Life Celebration will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any of the following charities: