Eva Marie (Killian) Knowlton, 89, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at her home. Services will be held at 2:30 PM, Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Carlsbad Cemetery Gazebo with Rev. Stephanie Harmon officiating. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Eva was born December 6, 1931 in Rosedale, Oklahoma to Theodore and Margaret Killian. Having moved to Arizona as a teenager, she met and married Reeves Knowlton on August 28, 1949 in Safford, Arizona. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1993.
Eva moved to Carlsbad in 1970 and worked for many years at Wackers, Winns and Ben Franklin variety stores. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Douglas and sister, Norma.
Survivors include one brother, Joe Killian (Earline); five children: Michael Knowlton (Yolie), David Knowlton (Ellen), Teri Wooten (Richard), Toni Thompson (Paul), Koni Gordon (Butch); nephew, Keith Killian (Toni); 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren and her dearest friend, Goya Gonzales (Tim).
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Meals on Wheels Program, Carlsbad San Jose Senior Center, 2812 San Jose Blvd., Carlsbad, NM 88220