NameMarie Lillian ECCLES ®1, F
Birth Date24 Jul 1911
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Death Date7 Mar 2004
Burial Date10 Mar 2004 ®6
Burial PlaceTerre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States
Burial MemoMount Pleasant Cemetery
ResidenceTerre Haute, Indiana
ReligionThe Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
Cause of deathCauses Incident To Age
FatherDavid Charles ECCLES , M (1876-1975)
MotherSarah Adelia GIBSON , F (1881-1970)
Birth Date14 Nov 1909
Birth PlaceProvo, Utah, Utah, United States
Death Date6 Apr 2007
Burial Date7 Apr 2007 ®6
Burial PlaceTerre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States
Burial MemoMount Pleasant Cemeteery
OccupationHead Of The Chemistry Department At Rose Polytechnic Institute.-
ResidenceTerre Haute, Indiana
Cause of deathCauses Incident To Age
Marr Date26 May 1936
Marr PlaceBrooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
ChildrenDorothy , F
 Margaret , F
Obituary notes for Oran Milton (Spouse 1)
April 7, 2007
Oran Milton Knudsen

Oran Milton Knudsen, Ph.D., 97, of Terre Haute died early Friday morning, April 6, 2007, in his residence. He was born Nov. 14, 1909, in Provo, Utah, to Milton Herman Knudsen and Vivian Cram Knudsen.

He married Marie L. Eccles on May 26, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Marie preceded Oran in death on March 7, 2004. 

He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin (1929-1933), and Ph.D. from New York University (1933-1938). He taught at Alfred University, Michigan State University and from spring of 1946 to 1975 he taught chemistry at Rose Polytechnic Institute. He was well-loved. 

Oran was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints his entire life. He held many leadership and teaching positions in the Church and was known as a man of faith. He and Marie served a mission for the Church in 1976 and 1977 at the Washington, D.C., Temple of the Church.

Oran is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Knudsen Lilly and her husband, Larry D. Lilly of Lexington, Tenn., and Margaret Knudsen Haley and her husband Michael P. Haley of Newbury Park, Calif.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Elaine K. Hansen and her husband Richard O. Hansen of Kanab, Utah; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and six sisters.

Funeral services were Saturday at Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., with Bishop Ryan Jensen officiating. Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family kindly requests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers be made to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803.
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