Rev. Newell Knudson


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Rev. Newell Knudson died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Patton Knudson of Fresno, CA; by his children, David Knudson of Fresno, CA, Poppy Buford of Manchester, CT, Kristin Knudson of Linthicum Heights, MD; by 5 grandchildren; and by 8 great grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Eleanor Knudson, 9525 N. Fort Washington Road, #103W, Fresno, CA 93730.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 am at the Memorial UMC, 1726 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA. Rev. Janette Saavedra, Rev. Denise Leslie, and Rev. Adam Knudson will preside.

Newell served Livermore, Mt Shasta, Oakland: Eighth Avenue, Greenfield, Los Banos, Tracy, Eureka, Hayward: First, as a District Superintendent for San Jose, and Clovis: Memorial before retiring in 1989.

Memorial gifts may be sent in Newell’s name to the Permanent Endowment Fund for Memorial United Methodist Church, 1726 Pollasky Ave., Clovis, CA 93612.

Bishop Warner Brown
California-Nevada Conference
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West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250


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