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Obituary - Patricia Faye Knudsen

Patricia Faye Knudsen

December 8, 1940 — March 24, 2010.

Patricia Faye (Basham) Knudsen was born in La Junta, Colo., on Dec 8, 1940, to Ernest Fay and Frieda (Bemiss) Basham. Patricia graduated from the La Junta High School class of 1958 and then attended the Nazarene College for two years in Bethany, Okla. Patricia moved back to Colorado and worked at the National Jewish Hospital in Denver as a secretary to the chief of chest medicine.

Patricia met her future husband, Tom Knudsen, in Denver while he was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base. Reverend Terry married them on July 28, 1962, in the La Junta Nazarene church.

After her 30-year management career with IBM, Patricia and Tom moved back to Colorado and settled in Pagosa Springs for 10 years. Patricia and Tom moved to Canon City in 2006 and resided there until her death on March 24, 2010.

Her parents, Ernest Fay and Frieda Basham, her sister Jane Greer, whom all resided in La Junta, preceded Patricia in death. Patricia is survived by her husband, Tom, of Canon City, and her two brothers, Dan Basham of La Junta, David Basham of Colorado Springs, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the First Church of the Nazarene in La Junta on Monday, March 29, 2010. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta following the service.

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