Kathryn A. Knudsen, 55, of West Haven passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Daughter of John R. and the late Julia 'Judy' Foster Knuden of West Haven, she is also survived a sister, Lynn Y. Knudsen of Madison. Kathy was born at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX on May 15, 1957. She was a member of The New Life Evangelical Free Church in West Haven and the American Union of Swedish Singers. She was also a child care provider at the YMCA in Milford. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, March 22nd from 5-8 PM at The New Life Evangelical Free Church, 255 Jones Hill Rd, West Haven and attend a Memorial Service at church Saturday, March 23rd at 10 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven.

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  1. Uncle Jack and Lynn~ We are all so very sorry for your loss, but rejoicing in the truth that Kathy is now at the feet of her Savior, singing His praises (in English and Swedish, I bet!). Please please please, if you need anything in the days, weeks or months to come, do not hesitate to call me. We may be separated by distance but our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you both. Love, Danielle, Michael, Kimberly, Jacob and Abigail <3

  2. I am so sad to hear about Kathy. She was a wonderful person, great with the kids at the YMCA and had such great artistic talent. She will be missed by all.

  3. I have known Kathy through the American Union of Swedish Singers. She has always been a friendly happy spark of life at all our chorus conventions for many years. One of my first memories of her was at the Chicago convention in 1992, when several of us were walking downtown, straining our necks to see the skyscraper tops. We will all miss Kathy! I will miss Kathy!

  4. I only met Kathy in 2012 at the AUSS convention in New Haven, Ct., and was always happily surprised to see and admire her innovative hats. Sing on girl! My condolences to the Knudsen family. Ute Munger Member of Scandia Ladies Choir Portland, OR

  5. Jack & Lynn, My deep sympathy and prayers for peace and His blessings at this time. Altho she is in the arms of Jesus and we find comfort in that, I know the heartache of .sending. a child to Jesus and the void it leaves in a sibling’s life. The Knudsen family has been dear to me and to my David. I’ll remember fondly Kathy’s smile, friendly good nature, love for children and service to our Lord. She will be missed. [Wish I were there to hug.] Love, Joyce

  6. Jack & Lynne, I don’t know what else to say except we are all praying for you. We loved Kathy, she made everything at New Life better, and we will miss her terribly. We are asking God for His peace that passes all understanding to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:8). Grace & peace to you and the whole family; hoping to see you Friday evening. Love, Dawn

  7. Kathy was quite a woman…lovely, unique, and a true daughter of God. She will be missed. Our hearts and prayers go to Jack and Lynne. Read Proverbs 3:15-18 in the context of addressing a female loved one, such as Kathy. May this- and your memories of her find comfort and peace at this unforeseen and heart-wrentching time.

  8. Mr. Knudsen (Uncle Jack), In school and at church, you as my principal and Miss Kathy as my teacher, each played such an important and cherished role in my youth, both as mentors and friends. I am so glad that Kathy was able to meet and get to know my children in the past few months as a caregiver at the Y. It is with tremendous grief that i share my family’s deepest condolences. No parent should have to bear the loss of a child but i hope having had the privilege to witness the light she shared with the world, that she inherited from you and Judy and that was full of God’s purest love and joy will serve as some solace to you in this difficult time. We can’t know why the Lord called her home so soon but Kathy and Judy are surely together now holding your place for you in God’s great kingdom. Much Love to you and your family, E.J., Sandy, Madelyn, Riley & Saorla Maher

  9. Dear John and family, I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of Kathy. I am not able to be with you at this difficult time, but I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will call you soon, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy.

  10. Dear John and family, I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of Kathy. I am not able to be with you at this difficult time, but I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will call you soon, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy.

  11. So sorry to hear of Kathy’s homegoing – she was special to our family, caring for our children in children’s church and giving hugs to us all at my Dad’s funeral. Praying for God’s comfort.

  12. Jack & Lynne, I don’t know what else to say except we are all praying for you. We loved Kathy, she made everything at New Life better, and we will miss her terribly. We are asking God for His peace that passes all understanding to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:8). Grace & peace to you and the whole family; hoping to see you Friday evening. Love, Dawn

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