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Ruth Elaine Hudson

Obituary for Ruth Elaine Hudson

October 31, 1918 - May 18, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 99


Ruth Elaine Hudson passed into the arms of the Heavenly Father on Friday, May 18, 2018. She was born to Usher and Lillie Montgomery on a farm in Nichols Township, Arkansas on October 31, 1918. She is preceded in death by parents; brothers, Sharkey Montgomery and J.C. Montgomery; sisters, Katie, Ora Lee, Billie and Maxine. Ruth is survived by her son, Robert W. Hudson and his wife, Gayle of San Leandro, CA; daughter, Nancy Crawford and her husband, Ollie of San Antonio, TX; step-daughter, Sheila Hurlbut of Fayetteville, AR; grandchildren: Elizabeth Hudson, Ashli Hudson, Sarah Addley and her husband Brian of California, Alan Crawford and his wife Sherri of Lake Buchanan, TX. and Carolyn Pederson of Gainesville, VA; great-grandchildren: Melynda Hurst, Oliver Christian Bonney and his wife Sammi, Christina McDowell and her husband Brandon, Alan Richard Crawford and his wife Cordy and Jeremy Pederson and his wife Sharon; six great, great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hudson and her husband moved to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in 1943 and purchased a citrus orchard in Sharyland and a restaurant in Mission, TX. They shipped citrus fruit all over the United States. They sold the orchard and restaurant in late 40's and settled in Harlingen, TX, where she worked as a portrait photographer and then opened a restaurant. In 1965 she moved to Houston to be close to Robert and Nancy and welcome her first grandchild. She was given a job as an apartment manager and retired in 1986 as a Vice-President of International Property Management. Ruth moved to Austin where Nancy and Ollie were living. She enjoyed her garden and raising vegetables. Ollie introduced her to Colonel Hank Potter of the Doolittle Raiders and when they weren't boot scooting at the Broken Spoke, they were traveling the United States, and were guests of honor at the World Premier of "Pearl Harbor" in Hawaii. Mrs. Hudson lost Colonel Potter on Memorial Day, 2002. She then moved to Blanco, TX. and later on moved to San Antonio, TX.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Humane Society or a charity of one's choice. Ruth had a great love of animals, especially Lacey and Wendy.

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