May 7, 1911 – September 18, 2014
Lucille Hudson, age 103, of Carroll passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Regency Park in Carroll.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Carroll with Rev. Rikki Sorenson officiating. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll from 5 – 7 P.M. on Friday. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Saturday where visitation will resume until the time of service. The St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary will form an honor guard at the church. Organist for the service will be Sally Patten. Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church of Carroll and may be left at the funeral home or the church. Lucille Hudson was born Florence Lucille Cote on May 7, 1911 in Omaha, Nebraska, the second of four daughters of Florence and Harry Cote. A graduate of Omaha Central High School and secretarial school, she worked in Omaha for an insurance company before her marriage to Herb Hudson on June 9, 1933. They moved from Omaha to Sioux City where their son Dick was born. A year later, they moved to Carroll where their daughter Mary Lu was born. She resided in Carroll until her death. Lucille’s husband Herb died on March 27, 1991. Herb owned and managed the H & H Company which merged with Farner-Bocken & Co. in 1991.
Lucille was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Round Table and Clio Clubs. She was a founding member of the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary. She was perhaps best known as one of the sharpest bridge players in Carroll County, a passion she pursued until shortly before her death. Most of her life Lucille was rarely without a knitting project until arthritis made this too difficult. She was a student of blackjack and taught her great-grandchildren the finer points of the game. Lucille was very proud to have served in the St. Anthony Auxiliary when it was first organized, and for a number of years she kept the records of the donors to the American Red Cross Bloodmobile which served Carroll out of their Omaha chapter. This was all done by hand with the records kept in a shoe box on her closet shelf. She remembers receiving calls from the hospital in the middle of the night requesting information on possible blood donors after an accident following which the victims needed blood. Lucille loved to travel, and in later years she enjoyed nothing more than short ride in the car around Swan Lake. She kept track of the progress of the corn and always noticed whether the crops had gotten enough rain or were ready to be harvested. As Carroll was her home since 1935, she wanted nothing more than to live out her life here.
Lucille’s parents preceded her in death as did her sisters, Jean Porter of Okanagan Washington, Adele Dayton of Walker Minnesota and Barbara Pittenger of Lincoln Nebraska.
Surviving are her son, Dick Hudson and his wife Gloria of Waukee, Iowa and their children, Debra Hudson of Mason City, Scott ( Barb) Hudson of Western Springs, Illinois, and Ann Hudson, Des Moines; her daughter Mary Lu Aft, her husband Dick of Cincinnati, Ohio and their sons David (Pauli) of Dalton, Georgia, Rob (Annie), Los Angeles, California and Eric (Lisa), Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Dakota, Carson, Claire Aft, Avery Payne and Ryan, Daniel and Jonathan Hudson.Information provided by: Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home
705 N. Carroll St.
Carroll, Iowa 51401