W. Hudson Kensel
June 16, 1928 to
January 16, 2014
Hudson spent most of his early school years in Ellensburg, WA. He graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1946 and served in the United States Army. Hudson earned a B.A. in Economics and Business at the University of Washington
. He attended Central Washington Collage (now CWU) in Ellensburg and earned a B.A .and M.A. in education. Hudson completed his Ph.D. in History at Washington State University.
He is professor emeritus from California State University, Fresno, where he spent 37 years. Hudson was an historian and author of the American West.
Hudson is survived by his wife, four children, and sisters, Marilyn Wilkinson and Gloria (Hal) Lindstrom, both of Ellensburg.