OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) - It is with great sorrow that Oak Valley Bancorp (
"Arne was a steady voice, consistent in principle, who committed to the Bank selflessly," stated Ron Martin, CEO. "He was a long-time advocate of the Bank who played an integral role in our development and growth through the years. He was a true gentleman and will be dearly missed," Martin concluded.
Knudsen was born in Denmark and moved to the United States with his family at the age of 9 years. He became a US citizen and later served in the Army Reserves. In 1960, he moved to Oakdale and started Knudsen Nursery, Inc., a wholesale nursery operation in nearby Valley Home. He was an active member of the California Association of Nurserymen until his retirement. He is survived by his wife Birgitta.
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