In Memory of




Obituary for William Earl Knudson

William Earl Knudson passed away peacefully January 6th 2024, with his family by his side. William was born in Scobey, MT on December 15, 1938, to Earl and Josephine Knudson. William spent his first 30 years in Montana, served in the US Army, taught school and served as principal and met and married Sharon Smith June 15, 1967. They moved to Klamath Falls OR where they continued in their professions in education and raised two children, Todd and Tia. Following a move to Bakersfield CA., William continued in his teaching of junior high, Bakersfield College and Taft College. William actively participated in the lives of his children and nine grandchildren. William is survived by his son Todd and daughter Tia of Bakersfield CA, sister Lois and brothers, Alan and Dave of Billings Mt. William is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sharon, his brother Lyle, sisters Betty, Dolores, Bonnie, Karen and Sandra. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday January 17, 2024 at 11:00 am at Greenlawn Southwest Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane.