January 22, 1941 – February 2, 2015
Larry was born in Pilger, Nebraska at his maternal grandparent’s (Kadwell) home. He moved to California and then Oregon at a young age. He graduated from high school in Eagle Point, Oregon in June of 1958, joined the U.S. Marine Corp in January of 1959 (before his 18th birthday). After his honourable discharge from the Marine Corp in 1965, he went to Alaska to work for a short time. He came to Vanderhoof in 1965. Larry met and married Mary-Anne Johnson and helped raise two beautiful daughters, Tania and Annette. Larry has been a guide, trapper, stock contractor, logger, gunsmith and always a proud Marine! Larry married Patsy Ephrom Spencer in 1985. He was a wonderful father, husband and man. Larry was predeceased by his father, Harold Knudsen in 1974, his mother Elmira Kadwell Knudsen in 1982, and his brother Neil Knudsen in 2005. He is loved and missed by his wife, Patsy, daughters, Tania (Bill) & Annette (Justin), stepchildren, Tom (Leane), Doni, and Tim (Jeannie) Spencer. Also missed by his 9 granddaughters, Brittanie (Brock) and Lauren Kodila, Caylen Vaughn, Johna, Pammy, and Laney Spencer, Victoria McGrath, Talia and Siena Spencer.
Thank you to all our friends and family for the food, flowers and support. A special thank you to the Braeside Community Recreation Association, Tom & Lena Teichroeb and Matthew