Shirley H. Knapp |

Shirley H. Knapp

A celebration of life for Shirley H. Knapp, 84, a 17-year Minden resident will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Methodist Church in Gardnerville.

Mrs. Knapp died July 24, 2007, at Renown Hospital in Reno after a brief illness. She was born in 1923, to Aaron and Louise Hagenbauch in Detroit.

She married John S. “Jack” Knapp in 1944.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. She taught sixth grade for 26 years in the Long Beach Unified School District in Calif.

She was a bridge player and a volunteer for the Douglas County Library, Project Literacy Douglas County, Douglas County Food Bank and the Family Support Council of Douglas County. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her Maltese, Sadie.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, and son John.

Among her survivors are sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Barbara Hart Knapp and Pete and Laura Gregersen Knapp; sister, Barbara Canal; and grandchildren Chester, Lindsay and John.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Support Council of Douglas County, P.O. Box 810, Minden NV 89423-0810.

Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.