Mary Holbrook Knecht

Mary was born in Bountiful Utah on August 7, 1912 to Ira and Allie May Holbrook.


Grandma and Grandpa Holbrook, Mary’s parents

As a young woman she traveled east to help her sister with their family as a nanny.  While there she met and later married James A. Knecht.

Jim and Mary at a Local Social back east. (They are the two seated at the back to the left of the table number)

Here is a collection of family photos, a MUST SEE! It is a big file but worth the wait – it’s less than a minute but I don’t want you to think something is wrong when you wait for it to open.

Together they started a family and in time had the following children:




Stephen (Gustav)



* As a young man Rick, Son of Richard and Dorothy, came to live with his grandmother and grandfather to attend college whom they also raised as a son.

After Jim’s retirement they moved from the east to live in Utah were she finally settled in Orem, Utah.

Personally I lived for one year after returning from my LDS mission when I had the wonderful opportunity to live with Mary and get to know her as more than my grandmother, but as a dear friend.

Mary and her son Wayne at her home in Orem, Utah .

Mary Holbrook Knecht’s Funeral Program

In time I hope to have here stories from her past and praises to her life.

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