August 29, 1920
November 8, 2015
Miriam Wheeler Knox, 95, of Wichita Falls, passed away November 8, 2015 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was born August 29, 1920 in Bonham, Texas to Eugenia and Herbert Wheeler.
Her childhood and early life were spent in Commerce, Texas. After graduating high school, she attended Texas State University. She worked for the U.S. Post Office and Braniff Airlines in San Antonio during the World War II years.
She married Jack C. Knox, Sr. of Seymour, Texas on May 3, 1942 in San Antonio. She spent over 30 years as an Army wife, living in the Philippines, Germany, France, as well as numerous U.S.A. locations.
She and her husband retired to Salado in 1972. In 2007, they relocated to the Rolling Meadows Retirement Community in Wichita Falls.
She served on the Temple Arts Council and was active member of the Institute for Humanities in Salado. She modeled for the Grace Jones Shop of Salado..
She and husband Jack were members of the United Methodist Church of Salado. They were members of First Presbyterian Church of Seymour after relocating.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Jack C. Knox; her parents and a sister, Martha Keith Martin PhD. She is survived by her son, Jack C. Knox Jr., and wife, Jane of Seymour; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Services will be 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the First Presbyterian Church, Seymour, Texas with Rev. Steve Sulwold, officiating. Interment will be in Fort Sam Houston’s National Military Cemetery on Monday Nov 16 at 1:30 p.m…
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, Seymour, Texas, the Whiteside Museum of Natural History, Seymour, Texas or Hospice of Wichita Falls.