Eloise, I just wanted you to know that you are very much in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry I couldn't get to the service because as the sign on your refrigerator says, "getting old ain't for sissies", and I do have a few problems. The time I spent working for you, I felt I became part of your family. I cherish those memories, and I thank you for that. I tried to call you; but someone in you building told me that you are not in very good health. We have just got to hang in there!!
Love -- Coral Maxwell
A friend of mine just told me about an obituary they saw in the newspaper that mentioned Fragile X. I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one Dudley. My heart goes out to my friends Louise, Debbie, Jeff, and Alex Gill. I want to thank your family for the support you have given to Fragile X Syndrome through our local organization Texas Fragile X Association, National Fragile X Foundation, Fraxa and the Fragile X Clinic in Dallas. If I'd known of Dudley's death, I would have been at the service. If there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to call me. May God wrap his arms around you during this time of loss.
Dear Eloise & family, my wife & I were on a flight to Phoenix when I opened the Dallas Morning News obits and saw Dudley's picture. It brought back many warm memories of times spent with him, either at Wadley functions, Plasma Systems board meetings or on the trips to New York between Christmas and New Years for Medical Research Inc/Sun Oil Co transactions. He was always fun to be around and he meant so much to Dad and the Hill family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joe Hill, Jr
I happened to have a lovely ballad on in the background and strolled through your slideshow. I almost cried as I saw those dear pictures but then what joy! So many smiles and happy moments. This really captured Dudley as he was and how we will remember him. Please know that your are so loved and will always be, and I hope this love lifts you up and carries you through your sorrow. Hugs to you. Maggie
Jim Keirsey tried but the computer would not take any more. He asked if I could do it for him. We all loved Dudley and I am happy to send Jim's thoughts--"Looking at the Waco High Daisy Chain of 1942 brings back vivid fond memories of those times that we spent together in the senior band, etc. He was an absolutely wonderful person in all aspects. I could not possibly say anything that would be good enough about Dudley. I am not surprised at all that he achieved great things in his life, and I'm a little bit sad that I didn't spend more time in Texas in my career so that I could appreciate him first hand (up close!). He wrote a wonderful personal note in my 1942 Year Book (Daisy Chain). He was my great friend."
Dear Eloise and family,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dudley was a wonderful, highly successful and respected man and a good role model for young people.
I lived across the street from Lucile,
Muddie, and Dudley during my school years and a few doors down from our
precious "Tish"> when my children were
small. So I have meny memories.
I will remember you always and pray for
peace and comfort during this time and
Dear Mrs. Rouse and Betsy,
I just heard about Mr. Rouse's death. I am so very sorry for your great loss and will hold you in my thoughts and prayers. As a child, I always thought of Mr. Rouse as larger than life but also so kind and gentle. In fact, he was the epitome of a gentleman. I regret that caring for my daughter prevents me from attending today's memorial service, All my love to you both, Serena
I worked in the testing laboratory at the old Wadley Blood Center a long, long time ago. At the time, I was quite young, needed a car, and had no credit. Dudley, who really knew nothing about me, co-signed a loan for my shiny, new 1965 Mustang. I was and am eternally grateful.
I so much enjoyed Dudley's wonderful nature and care towards others an me during our friendship through the Rotary Club of Park Cities. He always made a point to treat everyone as they were the most special people on Earth, when in fact, he was one of those most special people on Earth. He will certainly be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with all of his family.
Dear Eloise and Family. This is to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy on your loss of Dudley, a very special person. Sincerely, Wesley W. Burgess
What a wonderful tribute to a great man. My heartfelt sympathy goes to all the family. You will see him again one day. We live by that great hope.
Dear Eloise: Sarah and I send our condolences to you and your family. We fondly remember the wonderful years at Wadley when we were there together with Dudley. You and Dudley and your entire family helped make it a very meaningful era for us personally and for the many patients we were privileged to serve.
Dudley sponsored me for Park Cities Rotary in 1983,and I promised him I would be a loyal member, if not a great member. He's the reason that I have 100% attendance for over 30 years - because, well, you couldn't renege on a promise to Dudley. His love toward you and respect for you made you feel obligated to respect any promise to him.
He is now with his Lord and Savior; and I anticipate seeing him again and hearing that strong voice.
Eloise, Tommy and I have such fond memories of your sweet Dudley. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Tami and Tommy Marlin
Deepest sympathy to the Meadows family. My prayers are with you all.
Dear Lee, Elizabeth, & Family~ My heartfelt condolences to you all at the passing of your wonderful father. Much love, Cynthia Hagar