Mrs. Hudson left her job to become a mother and homemaker. The family resided in Elkins Park, then moved to Abington in 1968.
Mrs. Hudson raised two children while supporting her husband's marine construction and engineering business, and his extensive church activities.
She pursued her own interests in birding, gardening, vocabulary, and word puzzles, as well as church and community volunteer work.
She enjoyed golf, tennis, and bowling, and loved hosting parties at the family's second home in Ocean City, N.J.
After Mrs. Hudson lost her hearing, restorative surgery failed, forcing her to get by with 10 percent hearing in one ear.
"Mastering the hearing aid and by learning lip reading, she was able to shine in most social events regardless of noise level," said her daughter, Cynthia Hudson Christensen. "Many never realized the degree of her disability,"
When friends in their 60s later began to suffer hearing loss, she was there to encourage them.
"A natural beauty and a real lady, she will be remembered for endless pots of English tea, her happy and uncomplaining demeanor, her ready smile, native intelligence, love of detail and facts, and excellent memory," her daughter said.
Surviving, in addition to her daughter, are a son, Robert Scott; a sister; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Her husband died in 2006.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Contributions may be sent to Grace Presbyterian Church, 444 Old York Rd., Jenkintown, Pa. 19046.
Contact Bonnie L. Cook at 215-854-2611 or email@example.com.