Jack Hudson, our dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully at his Santaquin Family Farm, where he was born September 2, 1928 to William and Prudence Hudson.
Jack graduated from Payson High in 1947 where he met his wife to be, Kathleen Nelson. They were married March 13, 1948 in Salt Lake City. In 1964 they were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple for all eternity. They spent 61 happy years together. The day after high school graduation he started work at Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Company and retired 30 years later. He was told by management upon retirement that he wasn't one of the best workers that they ever had, he was the best they ever had. He took over the Hudson Family Apple Farm in 1956 and ran it with the help of his dear wife, children and especially his wonderful brothers and sisters.
From a young age, Jack enjoyed baseball with his brothers, hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He also loved "those damn Jazz".
Jack is survived by his children; Hal R. Hudson, Brenda Hudson, and Steven (Michelle) Hudson; his grandchildren, Sasha (Rob) Francis, Bracken (Talia), Kiley, Tosh, Austin, McKeon and Dreu Hudson, Michael and Mallori Carver, Kali Krueger, and Allen Hudson and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters; Mary Roberts and Sadie Jarvis and one brother, Rodney Hudson. He is preceded in death by two sons, Johnny Ray and William Nelson Hudson, his parents, his brothers, Coombs, Kendall and Charles Hudson, and his sisters, Ruth Jacobson, Ruby Cook and Kathleen Hudson.
As per Jack's wishes, there will be a graveside service held at Santaquin City Cemetery Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of Dad's life will follow at the Family Farm for family and close friends. A light meal will be served. Services are under the direction of Holladay-Brown Funeral Home, Santaquin.
Poopsie will always be remembered for the way he made each and every person he came in contact with feel loved. We love and will miss you, Poopsie!