Shirley was born to Charles and Ruby Choate on December 15, 1931 in Hemet, California. She died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, September 14, 2014 surrounded by family and loved ones. In death, she joins her husband of 57 years, Craig Knudsen. First and foremost, her life’s work was her family. She had a wonderful posterity, including 9 children, 39 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren and a great, great grandchild. She was beloved by all who knew her. She also worked as a very successful realtor in Portland, Oregon for many years. She had many talents, including being a watercolor artist,a professional cake decorator and a quilter, having made over 200 quilts, including one or more for each of her posterity. Her years of Church service brought her great joy. Services will be held at the LDS Chapel at 234 North Greenfield Road, Gilbert, Arizona, Saturday, September 20th, at 11 AM, with a 10 AM viewing. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LDS Humanitarian Fund.