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.