Alan Smith Knudson, 77, of Oxnard, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
He was born August 23, 1936, in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Amos and Lucile Knudson. Alan joined the Navy out of high school and was stationed around the United States. While stationed in San Diego he fell in love with Genevieve "Nina" Boudreau. Alan and Nina married in El Cajon, California on June 29, 1958. After returning to Iowa for several years, Alan returned to the Navy and while stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia, Nina gave birth to twin daughters Lynn and Lori. The family returned to Ventura County and settled in Oxnard.
After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Alan began his career at GTE, where he retired after more than twenty years of service. He was also employed and retired from Naval Air Station Point Mugu.Alan was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Oxnard Chapter since 1968. He also loved woodworking, playing guitar, shooting his black powder rifles at the shooting range, making 3D puzzles, and building Legos with his great-grandson Soren.
Alan was preceded in death by his parents Amos and Lucile Knudson, sister Ertle Harvey, and nieces Diane Rude and Christy Marano. He is survived by his wife Genevieve "Nina" Knudson, brother Glenn Knudson, daughters Lori Knudson and Lynn (Knudson) Rosenblum, granddaughters Kaela (Cordova) Casey and Alysha Cordova, great-grandson Soren Casey, great-granddaughter Isla Casey, and nieces Jean Roberts, Debbie Hoskins, and Patty Harvey.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Jamison and Dr. Rajan Bhatia for providing excellent care to Alan throughout the years. They would also like to thank Livingston Memorial Hospice Care, Julie Nishida, Michelle Clisby, Danny Vasquez, and Grace Blackhawk for their help and support during Alan's final journey.
Per his request, he will be cremated and will not have a funeral service.Life is but a stopping place,A pause in what's to be,A resting place along the road,to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,Different paths along the way,We are all meant to learn some things,But never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know,For some the journey's quicker,For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,We'll claim a great reward,And find an everlasting peace,Together with the Lord