Robert Glen Knudsen, 80, returned to live with his loving Heavenly Father on Friday, January 24, 2020. He was born in Brigham City Utah to Glenn A. Knudsen and Lillian Stuart Knudsen on April 5, 1939. Robert served a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in California. He then returned to Utah and earned his Bachelor and Master’s degree at Utah State University and then his Doctorate at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. Robert married Roma Johnson on September 28, 1961 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple in Logan Utah.
Robert and Roma raised their family together in Fresno California where he enjoyed being an administrator at Fresno State University. Robert had many passions but 2 of his greatest where building relationships and serving others. He served in many church callings throughout his life. Robert and Roma later moved to St. George (2004) where they enjoyed retirement in Sun River. It was in St. George where he joined the Heritage Choir and enjoyed many performances and made lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents, brother Douglas (1962), and oldest daughter Kathy Allgood (2013). Robert was a devoted husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend to all that knew him. Robert is survived by his wife Roma Johnson Knudsen. His children the late Kathy (Jordan) Allgood, Todd (Tanya) Knudsen, Linda (Ray) Sahagun, Mark (Andrea) Knudsen, Lori (Cory) Pope, Chad (Barbara) Knudsen, and 25 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Robert is also survived by his siblings Annette Terry, Curtis (Susan) Knudsen, Karen (Herbert) Taylor, Scott (Martha) Knudsen, and Joann (Paul) Tanner.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 1st at 11:00 a.m. at the Bloomington Stake Center, 200 W Brigham Rd, St George, UT 84790. A viewing will be held Friday, January 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, UT 84790, and on Saturday, February 1st from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Bloomington Stake Center prior to services.
The family would like to give a special thanks to all the medical professionals, assistant living aides and hospice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George (435) 673-2454.