In Loving Memory
Thomas W. Knudsen
Thomas W. Knudsen, born May 30, 1930, died peacefully May 23, 2012, at Rogue Valley Medical Center. He is survived by his children, Kim, Matt, Mike, and Mark; and grandson, Cody Knudsen.
He was a high school art teacher in Richland, Wash., until 1966 when he moved his family to Ashland, Ore., to be an art professor at Southern Oregon State College, where he later retired in 1991. His love, humor, and creative spirit filled our hearts every day. He was most passionate about being a great dad, his animals, and art. He loved gardening, books, learning, and inspiring others.
Thomas always spoke his mind and left an impression on everyone. He had a truly profound spirit and lived his life with integrity and love. He had a heart of gold; we will miss him dearly.
Memorial donations may be made to Living Opportunities or the Children's Advocacy Center.