Obituary: William A. Hudson Sept. 11, 2015

WILLIAM A. HUDSON Sept. 11, 2015

 

William A. Hudson died peacefully at home on September 11, 2015.

 

Born New York City in 1925, Hudson joined the US Marine Corps in 1943. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for action on Iwo Jima. After WWII he received BS and MA degrees in health and physical education from New York University.

 

Hudson came to New Mexico in 1949 and taught in the Los Alamos Public Schools for 33 years as a physical educator, swimming and cross country coach. After he retired from teaching, he had a successful career as a financial consultant with Waddell and Reed.

 

Always an athlete, Hudson competed at the local, state and national level in the Senior Olympics in swimming, track and field, triathlon and weightlifting.

 

Active in numerous community activities including the Los Alamos Rotary Club, he was instrumental in organizing the Los Alamos Triathlon more than 40 years ago. He was honored as a Los Alamos Living Treasure, and was recently inducted to the Los Alamos High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

A lifelong learner, besides physical fitness activities, his interests included lecturing on World War II and military history, and supporting a small library in Abiquiu.

 

His wife, Maureen, preceded him in death, as did his first son William J. Hudson. He is survived by his brother Robert Hudson, (Orangeburg, NY), sister Pearl Hudson,(Virginia Beach, VA), son Arthur Lloyd Hudson (Los Alamos, NM), daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Ken Parker, (Sechelt, BC), son and daughter-in-law Ty and Debra Hudson, (Rio Rancho, NM), daughter-in-law Carol Hudson (Angel Fire, NM), and Grandson Nathan Hudson (Lake Jackson, Texas), and his beloved community of Los Alamos and his many, many friends.

 

A memorial service will be held October 24th, 2015 from 11:00 to 3:00 at Fuller Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warriors would be appreciated.

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