77, a longtime resident of Kalamazoo, passed away Saturday morning, December 14, at her residence in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sandy was born to Clifton and Myra (Stark) Blaisdell on February 8, 1942, in Lewiston, Maine. A 1960 graduate of Monmouth Academy, she was active with the yearbook staff and FHA, was known as a math whiz, and dreamed early on of becoming a statistician for the Boston Red Sox. As a freshman English major at the University of Maine she met graduate student Jack Knight. They were engaged within 6 weeks, and married a year later in 1962. Jack's post-doctoral studies took Sandy to California, Illinois, and Arizona before they settled in Kalamazoo in 1969, where she raised their family as a stay at home mom, also working as a library clerk for the Kalamazoo Public Schools during the 70s, and at several yarn and needlework shops in Kalamazoo during the 80s and 90s. She was active in the Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo, and always was working on a project with weaving, spinning, sewing, cross-stitching, or especially knitting, always designing and creating something new and beautiful. After Jack's retirement from Upjohn in 1997 they moved back to their beloved Arizona, and spent their retirement Jeeping in a local 4x4 club throughout the American Southwest, enjoying the grandkids as much as possible, and traveling extensively, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Virginia Beach to New Zealand. Jack passed away in 2017, just after their 55th wedding anniversary, after which Sandy moved to Indiana to be close to her son. She is survived by her daughter Laura, a psychology professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and son-in-law Thomas; her son John, a research engineer at Zimmer Biomet Orthopaedics or Warsaw, Indiana, and daughter-in-law Beth, and grandchildren Alexander, Melissa, and Natalie.