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Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Knight, K4BMR, Silent Key

The Official Newsletter of the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Knight, K4BMR, Silent Key

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Knight, K4BMR, the beloved wife of CARC Director and former CARC Treasurer, Jim Knight, KD4EHN.  She passed away early Saturday morning, April 29th, 2023, following an extended illness.  She was a good and faithful servant to all of her family and a constant loving companion for Jim.

In Heaven, she joins her parents, Elvin Roosevelt Smith and Mamie Lillian Smith.  She is survived by her husband, Jim, KD4EHN, son Brian, W4BMK, brother Amos Smith, niece Pamela Smith, and Pam’s recently born daughter, Abigail.

Beth was an accomplished Amateur Radio operator and was the first member of their family to earn an Amateur Extra class ham radio license, having already upgraded to Advanced class, which, at the time, included passing the 13-word per minute Morse Code test.  She later upgraded to Extra, the highest license class available and held by less than 1 out of 5 Amateur Radio operators in the United States.  She now joins the ranks of other Silent Keys (SK) who loved ham radio and have been the heart of radio families around the world.

In accordance with her personal wishes, there will not be a visitation, funeral, or published obituary, and her remains will be cremated.  A private celebration of life will be held for members of the family at a later date.

The membership of the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club extends its thoughts and prayers to Jim and his family during this difficult and sad time.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Burks United Methodist Church, Hixson, TN, would be appreciated.

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