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Nancy Moulton Hudson

1918 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Nancy Moulton Hudson Obituary
October 8, 1918 - August 27, 2016 "I was born October 8, 1918 in our house at the corner of La Brea and Hollywood Blvd¿Mother was around 50, Pop a bit older, needless to say, I was completely unexpected and cause for some dismay." So penned Nancy Hudson in her Memoires, written in 2013. Following her "Unexpected" arrival into a home populated by a spinster Aunt "Tottie," Mother, Pop, 11 year old Ruthie, and college aged Ev and Jack, Nancy's magical voyage began. It ended just less than 98 years later, punctuated by a duet sung with her caregiver of "You are my Sunshine." This woman was our sunshine. Her life was set in the early days of Los Angeles. She attended Marlborough School for young women until the Depression hit, then public school while Pop regrouped by moving the family into a smaller home, and then back again to graduate from Marlborough. Seventeen year old Nancy was then off to Bennett in New York followed by Columbia to study Art. While at Bennett she shocked her Christian Science parents and spinster aunt by becoming an Episcopalian. They quickly discovered that this was no passing phase as she embraced this Church and Faith for the rest of her days. Throughout high school and beyond, Nancy and her chums loved to laugh and have fun. She was also an independent woman, and when she began to date under the watchful eye of "Mother" and the older brothers, she danced her way from LA to Honolulu and back. WW II brought an end to that age of innocence, but it also brought a dashing First Lieutenant who she spied one night across the patio at a friend's apartment complex - safe from the protective vigilance of her family. Lt. John Elliott Hudson made quite an impression on 23 year old Nancy. Three weeks later - evidently an adequate time for "Mother" to have Hudson checked out by a Private Investigator - they were wed. Months later Lt. Hudson was deployed to Germany for combat. Nancy remained at home waiting not only for the newly minted Major John Hudson, but for the arrival of her first son Johnny. Peter, her second son was born in more peaceful times four years later. Jeff, her youngest, was delivered four years after Peter. Nancy, John, and the boys lived around the US, and for several years in Holland, as John worked for the Carnation Company. During John's extensive travels Nancy continued to broaden her artistic craft and pursue her faith while providing a consistent and loving environment for her high spirited sons. Her artistic endeavors were prolific and included sculpting, lithography, sand castings, and artistic styles from Impressionism in her youth to Realism in paintings of scenes of her family, travels, or from photos in the LA Times. Her deepest love and most extensive works were of Russian and Greek Orthodox icons, most of which were hung in her and her family's homes. Nancy's passion for God, her family, and her church was supported and enriched through her participation and leadership in the Community Bible Study (CBS) and her beloved Church of our Savior, in Los Angeles, led by Bishop Donald Ashman. Nancy passed away peacefully in her home. Her sons, Peter and Jeff, and beloved daughters-in-law Sharon and Sandy were at her side following visits from her grandchildren Christopher, Jessica, Juliana, Michael and Tim, along with many other dear friends. This precious soul is now in the Loving Arms of Christ who blessed us all through her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of Our Savior where a Memorial Service will be held on October 8, 2016. Contact [email protected] for details.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, 2016
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