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Raymond Hudson


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Raymond Hudson Obituary
Raymond Keith Hudson, 84, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City. He was being treated at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and passed away from heart failure.
Raymond was born on Sept. 6, 1933 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Martha Donia Howell and Harry Everett Hudson.
He attended Blackfoot schools and graduated in 1952. His interests were boxing, skiing, cars and he worked alongside his grandfather at the Howell Creamery.
Upon graduation from high school, Raymond and his friends joined the U.S. Navy and served four years during the Korean Conflict. Even though it was a time of war, he enjoyed traveling to many Asian countries.
Shortly after returning to Blackfoot, Raymond met Carrol Jeane Olson and they fell in love that summer playing tennis, attending dances and movies. They were married Jan. 11, 1957 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. ?Using the GI Bill, Raymond graduated from Idaho State College in 1962 with a degree in architecture. He then went to work at Grant Brower and Associates and within a few years became one of the associates.
In 1973, he partnered with Gary Wallace and they formed the well-known and respected architecture firm Wallace-Hudson and Associates.
Their work can be seen all over Southeast Idaho. Some of their more well-known projects are the Ross Park Aquatic Center, the Pocatello Juvenile Detention Center, and the Fine Arts Building on ISU campus.
Raymond's professional affiliations included Rotary Club, where he was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, the American Institute of Architects, where he served as the Idaho Chapter President, and the State of Idaho Board of Architectural examiners, where he received commendations from the Governor for ten years distinguished public service. He retired from business in 1999.
As a lifelong member of the LDS church he served in many capacities including as a dedicated home teacher, the Bishop of the Alameda 13th Ward, and as a missionary with Carrol in Salt Lake City.
He quietly went about doing good for his family, neighbors and the community. Raymond was a true Idaho outdoorsman. He loved camping, shooting, motorcycle riding, golfing, skiing, fly fishing and he even tied his own flies.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Carrol; a brother, Monty (Alice); his children, Michael (Cindy), Leslie North (Danny) and Nancy Melendez (John). Raymond and Carrol have 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Alameda 1st Ward Chapel, 954 E. Walnut St. Pocatello with a viewing for one hour prior.
Burial, with military honors, will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1520 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello
Condolences may be made at www.colonial-funeralhome.com
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 25, 2017
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