Walking On - Eugene A. Hudson

05.29.2014 Michelle Alaimo Walking On

Eugene A. Hudson

March 28, 1921 - May 17, 2014

Tribal Elder Eugene A. Hudson walked on on May 17, 2014, at Grand Ronde. He was the son of Abraham Hudson and Maude (Warren) Hudson. He was 93.

Gene joined the Army 10 days after Pearl Harbor in 1941 and served throughout World War II. He served in Tunisia, Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno, the North Apennines and Po Valley. He earned the American Theater Service Medal, Victory Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal. He served with the 3142nd SIG SV GP, 10th Mountain Division, 5th Army. He was discharged after the war.

"Uncle Gene" was always happy and had a very good sense of humor that was enjoyed by everyone. He lived in Salem most of his life and worked in various positions. He was a diehard Portland Trail Blazers fan. He participated in numerous Native American activities including the Indian Education Committee in Salem, Chemawa Veteran's Powwow Committee, Siletz USDA program and numerous Tribal activities with the Grand Ronde Tribe.

He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings. He also was preceded in death by his son, Donald Hudson. He is survived by his sons, Ronald Hudson and Bill Hudson of Keizer, Ore. He had 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He had numerous relatives of the Grand Ronde Tribe. To honor his request, no services will be held.

A special thanks to the Tribe's Adult Foster Care employees for their excellent care of Gene.