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Miriam "Mim" Carolyn Knop, a Prineville resident passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2011. She was 86 years old. Services will be announced at a later date.

Miriam was born in Des Moines, Iowa on November 18, 1924 to Henry & Mabel Caroline (Anderson) Burke.

She attended and graduated from East High School in Des Moines and attended the University of Iowa.

Mim lived in Pendleton, Oregon from 1953 until 1971, then Hillsboro, Oregon & Conyers, Georgia between 1971 & 1975 before returning to Pendleton . She moved to Bend in 1978, then to Prineville in May of 2009.

She married Blaine Moore Knop in Des Moines, Iowa on September 3, 1947. Blaine and Mim had a very special relationship for the 64 years of their marriage.

Mim was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter #EW of Bend, Oregon, Pendleton Dirt Dabblers Garden Club, Current Literature Book Club, the Pendleton Country Club, Bend Picnic Group & other various clubs. Mim made many lifelong friends through her social activities and was a loving, caring and generous friend.

She was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a loving caring mother and grandmother and was always supportive of her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and made fantastic pies and baked goods. She was very proud of her Swedish heritage and shared many Swedish traditions with family and friends during the holidays.

Mim was a previous member of Nativity Lutheran Church in Bend, First Presbyterian Church in Pendleton, Oregon and the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, Oregon. Mim donated time and effort to help each congregation and community she was associated with.

Mim is survived by her husband of 64 years; Blaine, son; Todd Henry Knop & his wife Kate of Prineville. Daughter; Nancy Marie Phillips & her husband Paul of Tigard, Oregon. Four granddaughters; Kaisa Phillips of Forest Grove, Sofia Phillips of Tigard, Frances Knop and Sarah Knop both of Prineville. Sister-in-law; Claire Burke of Hawaii and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert H. Burke.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at 2350 Oakmount Way, Suite 200; Eugene, OR 97401 or to the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship at P.E.O. Executive Office, Treasurer's Dept , 3700 Grand Ave, DesMoines, IA 50312

Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home. Please visit to share your memories or express your condolences by signing the on-line Guest Book.