Barbara Jean Hudman, 62, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Alamogordo. She was born Aug. 2, 1949, to William and Polly Smith Hudman.
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Survivors include Jake Tally, of Alamogordo, and five brothers and sisters, Nancy and Terry Sewell, of Tularosa; Milton "Tuffy" and Linda Hudman, of Spanaway, Wash.; Kay "Karo" Stueve and Bill Fulmer, of Alamogordo; Larry Hudman and Sharon Eddy, of Alamogordo; and Vernon Hudman. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Hudman; mother, Polly Hudman; and niece Wanda Hudman.
Barbara worked for the Commission for the Blind and retired after 30 years; she touched many lives in her line of work.
She was also a very active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She served as madam chaplin this past year.
She also started the annual Walk for Diabetes, which she was very proud of and was a huge part of her life since she lived with that disease for over 50 years.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 471 24th St., Alamogordo. There will be a reception to follow the service.
The Hudman family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements.
Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 24 to June 23, 2012