Margaret Mae "Rusty" Wollbrinck Knob died Dec. 10, 2016, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 82.
She was born in Riverside, Calif., May 17, 1934, to William and Hazel Mae (DéGhent) Thompson.
When she was 17, she worked at Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson dealership and spent her spare time racing and stunt riding. She earned the 1952 Cactus Kate trophy.
Mrs. Knob was a geriatric nurse who excelled at nursing and was the director of nursing for two nursing homes. She then attended UCLA to became a counselor on alcoholism and related disorders. She was a counselor and sponsor, an Alano Club member and a recovered alcoholic when she died. She was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Delta Ward, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, Joy Sullivan, Michelle (Dan) Coats, Michael (Rebecca) Koury, Mark Koury and Mathew (Lori) McGaha; grandchildren, Marge Regan, Ben and Jake Coats, Michael, Melissa, Marcus, Elisia and Destiny Koury, and Kylie McGaha; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Statham, Meagan and Madison Fox, Milana Pacotti, Ryan Clayton, Hunter Koury, Kylie McGaha and one due in July.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Wollbrinck; four brothers, Albert Alcorn, Donald Thompson, Robert Thompson and William Thompson; one son, Martin Goldman; and two grandchildren, Sean Sullivan and Selena Koury.
Services have taken place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholic's Anonymous by calling 888-333-9649 or on the web at www.aa-westerncolorado.org.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.