JIM HAND LUDLOW
JAN 6, 1922 - NOV 19, 2013
91, of Fair Oaks, CA, and previously of Hickman and Modesto, CA, passed away Tuesday, the 19th of November, 2013. He was born the 6th of January, 1922 in Benjamin, Utah to Mazie Hand Ludlow and Enoch Ludlow, Jr. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Arlene, two brothers and three sisters.
Jim is survived by son Jim C. Ludlow (Jane), daughter Jody Howes (Keith), and son Brian C. Ludlow (Wendy), 15 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren.
An Eagle Scout at age 13, he later attended the first National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree in 1937 in Washington, D.C. He spent approximately three years in the Navy (1943-1946) and was assigned to duty on the USS Kretchner as Engineering Officer. His higher education included receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. After briefly working in radio, he received his masters degree with a major in speech and a minor in education from College of the Pacific. His PhD was awarded from Ohio State University in radio and television. Jim taught Speech and Interpersonal Communication, for most of his working years at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California where he was also Vice-President of Instruction for five years. He taught his last class in his 80's. In addition, he taught at BYU-Hawaii for 12 years.
Jim was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various teaching, and leadership assignments, as well as Stake Patriarch. He and Arlene served a mission (1981) to the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. In 2001 they also served a six month mission in New York.
He was known for his friendly, optimistic enthusiasm as well as his wonderful work ethic. Jim enjoyed people, work, reading, learning, and especially his wife Arlene and their family. His family rejoices in the sweet memories they have with him and look forward to their future eternal reunion.
A service will be held in his honor at the Hughson LDS Church, 1930 7th Street, Hughson, California at 11 a.m., Nov. 23, 2013. The viewing will be at 10 a.m. Burial arrangements entrusted to Eaton Family Funeral Services.
Eaton Family Funeral & Cremation Service
513 12Th St Modesto, CA 95354
Published in the Modesto Bee from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2013