Violet Irene (Knopp) Rash
July 10, 1938-September 18,2020
“Because He Lives I can face tomorrow. Because He lives all fear is gone. Because I know He holds the future and life is worth the living just because He lives.”
Violet Irene Knopp Rash was born on a farm in Crane, Montana on July 10,1938. When she was 3 her family moved to a farm near Savage, MT. She grew up on that farm with her older sister Maylou and younger brother Marvin.
Violet attended a 2 room rural school for 1st-8th grade. She graduated from Savage High School in 1955. The summer after graduating she attended Eastern Montana College. This was at the time a teaching college in Billings, MT.
After graduating she began teaching in rural 1 room school houses in MT. While teaching at an elementary school in Columbus, Montana she met and then married Larry Rash. They were married in April of 1962 in Glendive, MT but made their first home in Columbus.
During the first part of their marriage they lived in the Los Angeles, CA area, Helena, Butte and Great Falls Montana. Eventually Larry’s job took them to Stockton and then Petaluma, CA, later retiring in Meridian, Idaho.
Violet spent many hours sewing matching dresses for her 4 girls often including herself in the mix. She played the piano and spent time doing embroidery.
Violet loved Jesus! She was involved in her church as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Women’s Missionary Prayer Fellowship and any area someone might need help. You could count on her to have a roast ready to invite people over after church for dinner on any given Sunday.
In her last days her prayers and hope were that all of her family and friends would know and have a lasting relationship with Jesus.
She was preceded in the death by her father, Daniel Knopp, mother, Emma Sackman Knopp, her sister Maylou Knopp Olds and her brother Marvin Knopp.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Larry Rash. Daughters Valerie (Chris) Welch, Vicki (Keith) Hopper, Vivian (Joe)Hendrickson and Vonnie (Eric) Larsen, 8 grandchildren Kari, Heidi, Lindsey, Janae, Ciara, Erika, Alex and Tyler as well as several great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Creekside Assisted Living for their care of Violet over the past 9 months and Horizon Hospice for stepping in when the time came.
A family service will be held Wednesday, September 23rd at 2 pm at Cloverdale Funeral Home. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations are made to the Boise Rescue Mission.
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