Born: 26 Dec 1939
Died: 23 Sep 2017
At the age of: 77
Spouse: Patricia Oman
Children: Debra, Amy, Russell, Nicholas, Shawn, Colebee
Parents: Delbert Christian & Verna Hall Knudsen
Scott Edwin Knudsen, 77, of Malta, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls.
Scott was born Dec. 26, 1939, in Fairview, Idaho, the son of Delbert Christian and Verna Hall Knudsen; he was the sixth of eight children that grew up in the family home on a farm in Fairview. He went to Fairview Elementary and completed his education in Preston, Idaho. At a young age he learned the love of horses and the ranching way of life.
In 1974, he and his wife, Patricia Oman Knudsen, moved to Malta with their small family where he helped operate Interstate Feeders for 35 years. Together, they built a farm and raised cattle. Scott enjoyed being around his cattle and horses. He found joy while working with his family on the ranch. They built a wonderful life for their children. They taught the value of hard work and honest living.
Scott is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia; his children, Debbie (Alan) Beckstead and Russell (Julie) Knudsen all of Preston, Shawn Knudsen of Malta, Amy (Brett) Bird of Boise, Nick (Cedar) Knudsen of Albion, and Colebee (Monica) Knudsen of Malta; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Pat Maughan of Pocatello, Tony (Lucynthia) Knudsen of Albuquerque, N.M., Neil (Linda) Knudsen of Idaho Falls, Ranee “Kate” (Max) Palmer of Sugar City, Suzanne (Paul) Carver of Soda Springs, and Peggy (Glade) Moser of Preston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Delbert Hall Knudsen; a granddaughter, Kendra Paige Berrier; and a great-granddaughter, Karlie Ann Williams.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Malta, with Bishop Dallan Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Valley Vu Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Friday, at the church preceding the service.