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Tyler Andersen Knudsen

March 19, 1998 — December 2, 2023

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Tyler Andersen Knudsen was born on Thursday, March 19, 1998, in Provo, UT. He was the first of five children and was a great big brother to his 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

He grew up in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and graduated from Trabuco Hills High School in 2016. Ty then left to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lansing, Michigan. When he returned, he chose to study manufacturing engineering at BYU-I. That’s when Tyler fell in love with Idaho.

He made good friends and we often wondered if he was there for school or for fun. His adventures included fishing, hiking, finding hot springs, kayaking, skiing, mountain biking, shooting, sliding around the dunes, and disc-golfing. He also loved working in the Audio/Visual department while at BYU-I.

Tyler had a smile that could light up a room, with just a hint of mischief. He always got comments about his beautiful blue eyes. His sense of humor was subtle, but hilarious. He had a Disney movie quote for every occasion and loved spending time stargazing while relaxing in the hot tub. Ty looked forward to nightly family dinners and to game nights.

He was an inventor. When he was a child, he got in trouble for scavenging for project supplies from the garbages at school. For a time, Ty was put on a tape and paper allowance because he believed anything could be created from those two materials. Over the years his inventions included everything from air-conditioned hats to walk on water shoes, solar ovens to doorframe climbing walls, drones to ultralights.

Ty loved his little Toyota Corolla. Since it was already decorated on the outside by his sisters’ teenage driving adventures, he focused on tricking out the inside. He had buttons and switches like the Millenium Falcon, a starry fiber optic ceiling, and race car seats. His latest endeavor was to turn it into a Camper Corolla to facilitate more outdoor adventures.

Sports were a big part of Tyler’s life. He played volleyball in high school all four years and recently enjoyed playing with his dad in some local groups. Growing up he also played basketball, t-ball and soccer. He looked forward to Family Soccer games in the park with friends and family on weekends. He also loved playing at the beach. Recently he’d found a love of hockey and was looking forward to joining a local league.

He was proud of earning his Eagle Scout Award. The friendships and leadership examples he gained during his years in scouting were life changing.

He had a lot of musical talent. Ty could pick up any instrument and make music. He played the trumpet for 2 years in his high school marching band. He loved to find unique songs and share them. He had a nice singing voice and found a love for swing dancing.

One way Ty showed his love for others was through food. He was great at making jalapeño poppers, pasta and potato salads, and mystery sauces for buffalo wings and fries. He loved milk, pizza, burgers, pickles, and the Meat Mountain from Arby’s.

Ty loved being outdoors and was working towards building his own self-sustaining cabin in the woods. Evening walks or strolls down by the Rio Grande were his relaxation.

In early 2023, Tyler decided to take a break from his senior year and walk away with an associate degree instead. He struggled with Dyslexia and anxiety all his life and decided to come home for a while. We are so grateful for the extra time we had to be with him.

The week after Thanksgiving, Tyler came down with Covid-19. Within days, the virus had affected his heart, leaving it irreparably damaged and leading to the subsequent shutdown of other body systems. He peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023 with his parents, Sher and Spencer Knudsen, at his side.

Although we miss him deeply and our hearts are breaking, we know that we will see Tyler again. The promises of the resurrection through our Savior, Jesus Christ, give us hope and peace. We know we are a forever family and are profoundly grateful for that.

Tyler is survived by his siblings, Sierra Knudsen Davidson, Sean Davidson, Summer Knudsen, Gavin Knudsen and Trent Knudsen, his parents, Sherilyn and Spencer Knudsen, his grandparents, Harold and Peggy Nelson and Randall and Barbara Knudsen, as well as many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Viewing will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023, in Rexburg, ID, 7:00 p.m. at Flamm Funeral Home; 61 North 1st East, Rexburg, ID. Tyler will be interred on Saturday, December 9, 2023; 9:00 a.m. at Teton-Newdale Cemetery, Sugar City, ID where a short Graveside Service will be held because we will all be freezing.

That evening at 5:00 p.m., a Memorial Celebration will be held in Provo, Utah at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 350 East 2950 North.

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Friday, December 8, 2023

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Saturday, December 9, 2023

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