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Clotha Willa Mae (Fuller) Hudman

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Clotha Willa Mae (Fuller) Hudman Obituary
Clotha Hudman, 83, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, in Alamogordo. She was born April 28, 1929, in Siloam Springs, Ark., to John Henry and Cora Isabel (Essman) Fuller.
She married Jesse L. Hudman in Raton, on Jan. 21, 1947. The following spring, they moved home to the ranch in Cloudcroft. They lived there one year. In the fall of 1947, they made their home in Alamogordo
She loved to plant flowers every spring, especially roses, tomatoes, squash and peppers. She loved her family and was at many of her grandchildren's sporting events. Her favorite time of year was the holidays when she baked for her family. She was the foundation of her family and never closed her door to anyone. She always enjoyed riding in the mountains and visiting the ranch where her husband grew up.
Clotha and Jesse helped raise her siblings, upon the death of her mother, while raising their own children with love. After the death of their first daughter, Carolyn, they again took in their grandchildren and raised them as their own.
She is survived by her husband, Jesse L. Hudman; her daughters Viola Martin and husband, Harold, of Ashdown, Ark., Janet Derrick and husband, Donald, of Mayhill, and Wanda Shockey, of Alamogordo; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jimmy Fuller, of Porterville, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn VanCleave; son-in-law Pete Shockey; granddaughter Jessica Scott; great-granddaughter Sage VanCleave; three brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services for Clotha Willa Mae Hudman will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Bethel Baptist Church, 1316 Scenic Dr., Alamogordo with Eddie Coleman officiating.
Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.
A reception will follow at Bethel Baptist Church
The family will greet friends on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 9 a.m. until the service time at the church.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Barbara Hudman Diabetes Walk, c/o Fraternal Order of Eagles, 471 24th St., Alamogordo, NM 88310.
The Hudman family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 30 to July 31, 2012
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