Clarence Lee Hudson
Clarence (Cal) Lee Hudson

2.09.1928 - 7.13.2021

Clarence (Cal) Lee Hudson was born on February 9, 1928 to William C. Hudson and Lelia A. Hudson and grew up in Royal Oak. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948, stationed in Saipan. After his discharge, he attended both Michigan State University and University of Michigan as an undergraduate. He then attended University of Michigan's Law School, graduating in 1953. He was a business lawyer whose practice included corporate law, real estate, probate and divorce. He served as President and Director of the Oakland County Bar Association, was a member of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce and contributed to numerous other professional and civic organizations. He only recently retired from practicing law at age 85.

Cal married four times during his life: to Anne Sluyter (m. 1949) Peggy Masden (m. 1966), Eve Yezbick (m.1972) and Laurie Logan (m. 1981). He often joked that the plural of spouse was "spice".

Cal was a "lover of life" and he'd be the first one to tell you this. He had a sense of adventure and curiosity that took him around the world exploring new places. His keen eye afforded a life-long hobby of photography and many of his images were award winners. The kitchen was his "happy place" and his cooking skills were well known (and appreciated). He was a man of many talents and often remarked that he could sew a button on better than any of his wives. His immediate family and extended family provided him with love-filled holidays and added to his collection of memories; memories he dearly cherished during this past year.

Cal is survived by his two daughters, Holly Hudson Hatt (Fritz), Heather Hudson (Dan Ruffe), and stepchildren Carol Mullen (Tom), Debbie Dilts, Mark Masden (Carol), Jay Logan (Holly), Bret Logan (Renee Dwaihy), grandchildren and great grandchildren, his brother Harold (Hal) J. Hudson, his wonderful caregiver Peggy Keating and his special friend Joanne O'Hara.



Published by The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Jul. 16 to Jul. 17, 2021.
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