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Richard Haywood Hudson

July 10, 1930 ~ October 21, 2020 (age 90)


Richard Haywood Hudson was Born July 10, 1930 in Tacoma, Washington.  He was the first born of three sons to Edith Anna Hofmann and Haywood Enoch Hudson.  Richard had two younger brothers David LeRoy and Kenneth Donald.  He grew up in Tacoma where he met Sandra Dee Blake, it was love at first sight in a rowboat on the lake. They married on 11 October 1950 and were later sealed, with their two children Steve and Janet, in the Idaho Falls Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Richard graduated from The University of Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business.  He owned-operated ‘Broadway Building Maintenance Company’ which he took over after his father passed away in his 50’s.  Richard had a creative mind and loved to build things with his hands; he even built the homes his family lived in.  He enjoyed boating, loved animals (especially dogs & ducks).  He loved to play cards and complete crossword puzzles, watch sports, study about history and was very patriotic.

He had a great sense of humor, loved to meet new people and was known as the candy man at church and ‘Dickie-Bird’ to all his grand kids and great grandkids who he was very proud of and loved dearly.  He was happy to reach his goal of turning 90.  Toward the end of his life he built numerous bird houses, decorative shelves, tables, chairs and picture frames, a doll house, children’s horse stable and a few toy trucks.  Richard was an excellent cook often making candies, jams and jellies.  He had a strong spirit and never ever gave up and was an ultimate example of enduring to the end.

Richard & Sandra moved to Saint George, Utah in 2005 on Valentines Day.  He passed away just shy of a year from his wife Sandra on October 21st in his home.

He was preceded by his parents and brother David.  He is survived by his brother Ken, his son Steve (Irene), and daughter Janet (Rick), grandchildren Crystal (Todd), Ben (Chelsea), Abe (Andrea), Andrea (Marshall), Rachel (Mac), Jake (Melissa), Becca (Michael), Josh (Hayley), and great grandchildren Wade, Sydney, Nolan, Charlotte, Jude, Vienna, India, London, Zoe, Ethan, Penny, Ben, Will, Victoria, Oliver, and Hudson.

Open Viewing:      28 October 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30 at Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South.  Saint George, Utah 435.674.5000

Funeral services:      29 October 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 at Nelson Family Mortuary 4780 North University Ave. Provo, Utah 801.405.7444

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Interment will take place 30 October 2020 at Sugar City Cemetery, Idaho

Arrangement are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South

Saint George, Utah, 435.674.5000

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October 28, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Hughes Mortuary
1037 East 700 South
St. George, Utah 84790

October 29, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Nelson Family Mortuary
4780 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84604

Funeral Service
October 29, 2020

3:00 PM
Nelson Family Mortuary
4780 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84604

October 30, 2020

1:00 PM
Sugar City Idaho Cemetery
1000 N. Digger Dr.
Sugar City, Idaho 83448

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