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LAUREL — Violet Knaub, 81, of Laurel, died Nov. 26, 2010, in her home, from multiple system failures due to old age, in the tender care of those who loved her. Violet was born to Jake and Elizabeth Frank on July 9, 1929. She attended school in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School in 1947. In June of 1955, she married Wilhelm (Bill) Knaub and shared 41 years of marriage when Bill passed away in 1996. Violet worked many years in the Laurel Public School District, in several different positions, and thoroughly enjoyed helping students in any way she could. She loved Montana and enjoyed camping but, after retirement, enjoyed traveling to Arizona with her husband to escape the cold winters.

She is preceded in death by her husband and her daughter Bethany. She is survived by her son Clete (married to Sharon Oman of Bozeman) and her grandson Jake. Vi had a very special and deep relationship with her grandson and loves Jake deeply. She will be missed by many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends she made over a life time living in Laurel. She was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church.

Those wishing to send memorial contributions please send to the church or to Riverstone Hospice at 711 Central Ave., Billings. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at the First Congregational Church, in Laurel, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. On-line condolences may be shared with the Knaub family at

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