Kendall Price Knudsen

May 11, 1950 - December 9, 2021

The world lost a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Kendall Price Knudsen passed away peacefully at home Dec 9th 2021. Kendall was born in Pocatello Idaho May 11, 1950, to Lamont and Alta Knudsen. 

He is survived by his wife Rose Mary Knudsen of 51 years and siblings Ren, Randy, Jeff, Kathy, Pauline and daughters Amy Sapiga and Amber Parra, his Grandchildren, Robert Parra, Meki Jr Sapiga, Erica Parra, Maia Sapiga and many Nieces and Nephews.

Kendall proudly served his country in the US Army from Mar. 1970- Mar. 1976. In which during this time, he served overseas in the Vietnam War from Aug. 1970- Aug. 1971 where he received numerous medals and awards. The highest honors amongst them being a purple heart; awarded in the name of the president to those wounded in action and bronze service star which is awarded for meritorious service and acts of valor while serving in combat operations. Kendall was honorably discharged in Mar. of 1976.

Kendall enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, fishing, and hunting with his friends and family. Kendall became an avid golfer in his later years. He was always willing to help those in need no matter the capacity, especially when it came to his beautiful wife and loving daughters, there was nothing he wouldn’t do. He had a wonderful sense of humor and love to tease all. He was loved and cherished by so many and will be gratefully missed and never forgotten.

Kendall attended Salt Lake Community College and became an accomplished Brick Mason. Later, he furthered his career by working for the National Park Service and Tooele Army Depot as a Maintenance Mechanic. He enjoyed his final years, under employment as a water treatment operator at Canyon Lands National Park and Lake Powell. 

Kendall services will be held on Dec 17th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

Graveside military services will be held on Dec 20th at 12:00 pm at Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park, 17111 South 1700 West, Bluffdale, UT 84065.