On Feb. 1, 2013, Kathy Lanette Knox, 52, of Callahan, passed away peacefully in her home in Sacramento, surrounded by family. Kathy had battled lung cancer for 14 months.
Kathy Lanette Knox was born on Dec. 9, 1960 in Martinez, Calif. to Elvin "Bob" and Janis Hicks. She grew up in Brentwood, Calif. and in 1976, while attending high school, she met her soulmate Kim Knox. They were married on July 14, 1979 after Kathy graduated high school.
Together, they had three daughters – Sasha, Sarah and Alexandria "Alex." In 1995, the family relocated to Siskiyou County, and in 1998, Kathy and Kim bought their home in Callahan. In 2000, along with her husband, Kathy joined the Scott Valley Volunteer Fire Department. She later joined Etna Ambulance, serving as an EMT until 2008, and then later she became the medical director for Scott Valley Fire and she was a member of The Dalmatians. This was her passion, and her fellow crew members became like family. She served until November of 2011, when she was diagnosed with cancer.
Kathy and Kim, along with their youngest daughter Alex, moved to Sacramento in August of 2012 to be closer to Alex's college and doctors.
Kathy is survived by her father Bob Hicks of Bald Knob, Ark.; her husband Kim; her daughters Sasha (Jacob), Sarah (Robert) and Alex; and her grandson Jacob. She is also survived by her father- and mother-in-law Ward and Margaret Knox of Yreka; along with various aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother Janis Hicks.
Services for Kathy are set to be next year in Callahan.