Ruby Delores Hudson

Ruby Delores HudsonRuby Delores Hudson was born on July 4, 1935, in Galena, Kan. She was called to be with the Lord Oct. 28, 2017, in her home in Ridgecrest.

Ruby Delores first came to Trona in 1947, for only a few months and then returned to Kansas to complete her schooling. She graduated from Oswego High School, Kan., in 1953, and shortly thereafter returned to Trona with her brother.

Two years later, in 1955, she met the love of her life, Joseph Walter Hudson. Joseph had recently returned from serving Uncle Sam, as he puts it, from 1952 to 1954. To their surprise, they were both born in the same town, Galena, and happened to be delivered by the same doctor.

Ruby Delores and Joseph Hudson married on Oct. 22, 1955, after only a two-month courtship, and have recently celebrated a monumental 62-year wedding anniversary that nowadays, is but a dream. After tying the knot in Las Vegas, they remained in Trona for another 33 years. Joseph worked for the Trona chemical plant, now Searles Valley Minerals, and Ruby Delores worked in the cafeteria for the Trona Unified School District.

After their move to Ridgecrest in 1988, Joseph continued the drive to Trona for a total of 56 years, while Ruby Delores worked in the cafeteria for the local Cerro Coso Community College.

Ruby Delores and Joseph Hudson had daughters Vicki Hudson, Debra Hudson and Belinda Fredlund who then blessed them with six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The couple traveled every summer with their children to visit their family in Kansas, and after their children grew up, they continued their summer crosscountry sightseeing trips with their grandchildren in tow, in a little white Toyota Ranger motorhome. Gma Ruby Delores loved her family deeply and always made sure family time was abundant and always special. She loved having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren run through her house, causing havoc, while she chased after them in an attempt to make them mind. She was loving, funny and sassy, and she never let anything get by her. Her loving husband and her family were her rock, and she cherished every minute spent with us; she would not have wanted it any other way. Gma Ruby Delores will be greatly missed, and although our lives will not be the same without her, we will hold her love and her memory in our hearts forever.

Gma Ruby Delores Hudson’s Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel.

Graveside services will immediately follow at Desert Memorial Park.

— Submitted by the family of Ruby Delores Hudson

Story First Published: 2017-11-03