Angela Christine Knapp
Jan 25, 1969 – Apr 4, 2024

Angela was born in Eureka to Rick and Mary Lou (Mitchell) Knapp on January 25, 1969. Angie, 55, died tragically as result of major complications associated with a traumatic brain injury caused from a fall six months earlier. Until just recently due to her injury, she lived her entire life in Humboldt County.

Angie gave her parents and grandparents great joy growing up, especially with her natural athletic ability. In her early years, she played baseball, basketball and soccer, mostly with boys. As a teenager, she lettered in varsity basketball, volleyball and tennis at Eureka High. In spite of her 4’11” stature, she played every sport “big.” She graduated from Eureka High in 1987.

After high school, Angie was closest to Monica Hurst. They did everything together. They often worked at the same place and lived together much of the 20 years they knew one another. Tragically, Angie lost her best friend from cancer far too early.

After her brain injury, Angie spent three months at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka. She received excellent care there, especially from Dr. Shin, who was committed to trying everything possible to help her. Afterwards, she was transported to a small skilled nursing facility in the San Fernando Valley. At the time of her death, she was a patient at West Valley Congregate Living for several weeks. She suffered cardiac arrest on April 4th while in a hospital awaiting a medical procedure. Her dad had visited her two weeks earlier at West Valley. He was very impressed with the facility and the dedicated nurses who were caring for her.

Angie’s death was preceded by her mother. She is survived by her partner, Kenny Hansen, father & step mother, Rick and Jean (Eureka); her brother, Randy & his son, Caleb (Bend, Oregon); and aunt & uncle, Vicki & Terry Johnston (Roseburg, Oregon).

No public services are planned.


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