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Shirley Ann Knudsen

12/15/1931 - 09/14/2014
Service Date: 09/20/2014

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.





  • To the family and friends of Shirley Knudsen, please accept my condolence. I did not know Shirley, but the pain experienced when someone you love dies is universal. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more and we all will be as vibrant as in the days of our youth. (Revelation 21:4; Job 33:25) In order for this to be experienced, our loved ones will have to be resurrected from the grave. (Acts 24:15) Since we know that God does not lie (Numbers 23:19), we can look to the future with faith and confidence in His word.

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