Todd Douglas Knudsen
Todd was born on January 16, 1963 in Santa Barbara, California where he lived his entire life until Good Lord called him on November 22, 2014, he passed away peacefully at Cottage Hospital after a brief illness. Todd was raised by his mother and father in Hidden Valley neighborhood of Santa Barbara. He attended a local grade school and graduated from San Marcos High School in 1981. Todd displayed at an early age an exceptional talent in the field of electronics leading him through an Electronic Trade School in Los Angeles, CA. Todd began working for Lightning Protection Corp. of Goleta at the age of 14 and maintained employment with Lightning Protection for 34 years, finally becoming their Quality Control and Special Projects Manager. Todd also was a Photographic genius and photographed numerous TV shows for The Ken Boxer Live series. Todd’s personal life included Trapshooting (Master marksmen), and Billiards; winning many awards and trophies. He fished and camped with many friends, some of whom he had known from childhood, a giving and loving person he will be deeply missed by all. Todd is survived by his mother Jennie A Knudsen of Goleta, CA and father Paul D. Knudsen of Phoenix, Arizona. Arrangement for cremation were made through Simply Remembered of Santa Barbara. A celebration of life will be held Jan. 17th at 199 N. Kellog #C, 1pm.