Wendy Michelle Chittick Knaack

August 14, 1968 ~ August 26, 2020

Wendy Chittick Knaack
August 14, 1968 ~ August 26, 2020

Our beautiful daughter Wendy Chittick Knaack slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of her savior after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Wendy grew up in Southern California where she enjoyed many trips to “her” favorite Corona Del Mar beach with Spencer “My Beach”, Skyler “what took so long to you”, her special nephews, family and friends.

Wendy graduated from Colton High School in 1986 and then worked at Loma Linda University in medical records. She cherished her loyal and loving, long time friends, Lola, Misty, Frances, Jenny Sammy, and Johnny.

Wendy moved to Utah in 2004 to join her family and begin a new chapter in her life. She loved her job as a HUC at the University of Utah. She met new loyal and loving friends in Utah - Sherri, Deb, Entertainer Nate, and Kandie, our talented stylist...

Wendy loved all animals, especially Zach, Darby, Logan, Chesney, Strike, Wyatt and of course Yukon, her protector. When she was 10, she actually pet a bumble bee that landed on our screen door.

In 2010, Wendy married Scott Knaack. Together they enjoyed traveling, many, many concerts, Kenny Chesney, and beautiful cruises. She adored her family and always remembered and recognized everyone’s birthday or special event. She made holidays sparkle.

Recently, Wendy so loved and adored her 2 ½ year old niece, Kathryn Chittick. Kathryn called Wendy “ANCH”. We all called her “Wenz”.
Wendy is survived by her husband, Scott Knaack. Her parents, Jim Sr., and Sandi Chittick. Her brother, Jim Chittick Jr. who always made her laugh. Her dear friend Cassandra Chittick. Nephew, Skyler (Megan) Chittick, and nephew Spencer and her grandfather, John D. Chittick (PaPa). She is also survived by many other favorites in Texas, Colorado, Montana, and Washington. Uncle John and Aunt Janelle, Uncle Mike, Aunt Linda and Uncle Steve, Aunt Evie, and Megan. She is preceded by her grandmother whom Wendy named “Gamie” when she was 2 years old.

We will sorely miss this fine, caring and loving young woman.

A private interment will be arranged at a later date for family and friends. Many thanks to Huntsman at Home tender loving care hospice team. The transportation assistance and Larkin Funeral Home for professional caring guidance…

In lieu of flowers, Wendy would like everyone to donate to the Golden Retriever Rescue of Utah at www.gr-rescue.org.

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength – St. Francis De Sales.


Wendy-so many words to describe you. An awesome friend and buddy-all those lunches, movies and shopping excursions. We had fun. Strong and courageous-keeping a positive attitude through all you endured. Your smile contagious. Sweet and happy-believing the best of everyone. Never a bad word spoken. Compassionate and caring-working well with patients and family members as a HUC in the UOU ER. You will surely be missed. Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Always, SHERRI

We are so sorry to hear of Wendy's passing. We remember what a sweet and funny little girl she was. Aunt Neida remembers how she took her purple a ( a strip of her mom's nightgown) every where she went. Our thoughts and prayers are with y'all. May God give you strength and peace knowing she is in sweet Jesus' arms.🌷🙏🌷

- Uncle David & Aunt Neida
To my dear cousin Sandy, Jim, Jimmie and family ,we share your great sorrow for the loss of your beautiful Wendy. She will rest peacefully now, but will Always be Forever Near, and Always Dear. With love to you all, Mickie Jerry & Family

- Michelle Kriskovich
Wendy was such a sweet and kind spirit. So soft spoken. I have a vivid memory of visiting Jim and Sandi in Southern California when I, "Uncle John" was in College. Wendy was so proud to show me her friends, "Hippie Boy" and "Carol T". It makes me laugh and cry as I write this. Her absence will leave a huge empty place in her family. She will be missed.

- John Bugni
My precious niece. I miss you so much. I remember playing with you before you could walk. You were magical. I remember patting my hand on the sofa, telling you, “put your head right here” and you would do it. You were always so loving and gentle, no wonder the animals adored you. They knew. I’m sorry for all the hard things you had to face in your life. You did it with dignity and you should be very proud how you lived. You left behind so many people who love and respect you. You will always be my precious niece. We love you so much and we miss you. - Uncle Mike And Aunt Linda

- Mike Bugni
Dear Sandy and Jim, We are both so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter Wendy. Please know that we are thinking of you all and praying for you during this very difficult time. May she rest in peace in God's loving arms.

- Jack and Janie
Wendy was my sister in law but also a special friend to me..wendy was one and only WENDZ (aunt) to my boys Skyler Chittick and Spencer Chittick and a ANCH to my granddaughter kathyrn chittick. All my great memories of wendy are always fun and funny, one of the many i have was when we were at the cabin and did a night quad ride with skyler he was little, we were coming from grandma Willy's cabin and there was lighting in the summer sky, so we decided to turn off our quad lights and the sky would light up for us while running over all the toads... lol... so many more and I will cherish those memories to share to the boys and kathyrn. My most recent is sending her pictures of kathyrn and always adored those pictures... Til i see u again.. Wendy we miss u now and will always miss u... LOVE YOU, wendz "babies"...

- Cassandra Chittick
To Wendy, my families dear friend. My brother and I absolutely adored you and loved coming to your house as kids. We were very little when you used to watch over us, but I still remember your beautiful face, your soft voice and your kind heart. Thank you for touching our lives, thank you for teaching us kindness. You are sorely missed.

- Sarah Silveira
Oh cousin Wendy! You will dearly be missed! The funniest memory I have of you was when I flew into Riverside with Gamie to visit the family. I must have been maybe 8 or 9 maybe 10. Wendy took me to the mall and I ended up getting my ears pierced. Gamie wasn’t a fan but I can’t remember if she was upset about it or worried about what my dad would say. I remember lots of cabin visits and she would take me to the “Happy Rock!” Sending our condolences and prayers and praying for healing and strength during this time. Rest In Peace sweet Wendy!

- Christine Barton
Heaven just welcomed another beautiful angel when Wendy left this earth. A loving, kind lady, always with a smile on her face. I am truly blessed to know this special friend. She will be terribly missed! RIP my dear Wendy! Deb

- Deb Critchett
Dear family, We grieve this tremendous loss with you at this time and lift each of you in our prayers. Wendy was gifted at loving her family and friends. She was remarkable, compassionate, and always kind. We will miss her greatly. We send love and prayers for you to be comforted by her memory.

- Evie and Steve Hammer
All my love and prayers to the Knaack family, to the Chittick family, we share in your sorrow, we love you all, may you all be surrounded in God’s love and comfort.

- Misty Pettis
Dear family, We grieve this tremendous loss with you at this time and lift each of you in our prayers. Wendy was gifted at loving her family and friends. She was remarkable, compassionate, and always kind. We will miss her greatly. We send love and prayers for you to be comforted by her memory.

- Evie and Steve Hammer
My memories of Wendy Michelle go way back to when she was an infant. She was always a very happy , friendly & smart little girl who loved purple things. Can still see her dancing funky chicken on top of coffee table when about 2 years old. & knowing names of famous race car drivers of that time

- Cheryl Reagan. (Cousin)