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Milton Leroy Hudson


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Milton Leroy Hudson Obituary
Milton Leroy Hudson,76, died on Monday, January 26, 2015 in the VA Medical Center in Amarillo. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1:30 p.m., in the First United Methodist Church in Canyon with the Reverend Rick Enns officiating. Burial will follow in Dreamland Cemetery, Arrangements will be handled by Holley Funeral Home, Inc of Canyon.
Milt was born to Joe and Ida Hudson on March 4, 1938 in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado. He graduated from Cheyenne Wells High School and Colorado A&M in Fort Collins, CO.
After college, he served in the US Army as a Security Agent until injury and illness forced him to retire. He married Betty Jane Schaffer of Otis, CO in 1958. His career was in agribusiness where he worked for Harmack Grain Co, Cargill, Inc. They lived in Plainview, NE before moving to Canyon, TX in 1984, where he was professional Sales Manager, calling on agribusiness firms in four states.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canyon. When illness forced an early retirement he became active in Kairos Prison Ministry, Gideons, and helped with services at the Tulia T D.C. facility. He was a volunteer firefighter, a member of the LionÕs Club, and served on school boards.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty; two sons, Mike Hudson and wife Karen of Olympia, WA, and Rodney Hudson of Fort Worth, TX; a daughter, Peggy Swartz and husband Make of Fort Collins, CO; three grandsons, Robert, Matt and Andy Hudson of Olympia, WA and a great granddaughter, Jaden Hudson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Feb. 4, 2015
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