T. Ann Knudsen

Thursday, December 13, 2018

T. Ann (Hammersmark) Knudsen, of Malta, beloved mother and retired teacher, passed away Dec. 5. Mom was born and raised in Big Timber Montana, graduating from Sweet Grass County High School in 1952. She was a proud Big Timber Sheepherder and often recited her class cheer of “Class of 52, whoop di do“. Mom attended Eastern Montana College and graduated with an education degree. She met her love, George “Spike” Knudsen, at EMC. Mom and Dad were married on June 12, 1955 and spent 53 years together before he passed away in 2008. Mom taught for 46 years, forty of which were in Malta before retiring in 2005 due to breast cancer.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents Mike and Margaret (Stene) Hammersmark; her sister Linda (Hammersmark) Long; and her brother Marvin Hammersmark. She is survived by her three children: son Gary (Nancy) Knudsen and grandchildren of Malta; son Mark (Glenda) Knudsen and grandchildren of Malta; and daughter Jane Knudsen of Malta. She is also survived by her brother Henry (Sue) Hammersmark and numerous nieces, nephews, brother in laws and sister in laws.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at the Malta Lutheran Church. Mom touched many a child’s future. We are grateful that we had her for our Mom.