Darel Brent Knudsen, a 78 year resident of Redondo Beach, CA, peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA. Born in 1934 in Redondo Beach; Darel was 78 when he died. He was preceded in death by parents Even M. and Leora A. Knudsen, his sister Kaerida V. Powell, and his nephew Ted W. Powell. Darel is survived by nephews, Lee R. Powell of Moorpark, CA and Thomas E. Powell of Redondo Beach, CA, and niece Ellen K. Laird of Bradford PA and eight great nieces and nephews.
Darel graduated from Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach CA in 1952, and graduated from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics in 1957. He spent his adult career at Douglas, Boeing, and retired from IBM as a mainframe computer programmer. Darel immensely enjoyed photography and traveling extensively around the world with his longtime best friend.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at White and Day Colonial Mortuary on Saturday June 15, 2013 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm to memorialize Darel and bid him fond farewell. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Defenders of Wildlife or National Wildlife Federation.