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Obituary for Robert "Steve" Hudson
Robert “Steve” Hudson, 67, went home to be with the Lord on November 21, 2015 with his wife at his bedside.
Steve, as family and friends knew him, was born February 19, 1948 in Modesto, Calif. to Walter and Millie (Griffen) Hudson. The family lived in Keyes, Calif. where Steve attended school. Following high school, he worked briefly for PG&E before beginning what would be a 38-year career with Union Pacific Railroad. He started on the “gang” digging ditches and worked his way up – retiring as a Signal Inspector. Steve married Christine Helmstadter in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on December 10, 1977. They lived in Livermore, Tracy, Lathrop, Etna, Calif. before moving to Brookings, Ore. in 2013. Steve loved helping others, building fences and pouring concrete. Before winter, he would cut firewood for seniors that couldn’t get out and deliver it to their homes. He started a local Celebrate Recovery program and ran it for 6 years. Steve loved to watch the ocean waves, waterfalls and had a deep admiration for God’s creation. He also liked to barbecue and spend time with his family. He will be missed.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 38 years, Christine of Brookings, daughters, Wendy Bergold of Las Vegas, Nev., Robin Hudson of Astoria, Ore., grandson, Steven Wise of Salem; brothers Walter “Joe” Hudson and his wife, Donna of Etna, Calif., Denton “Ray” Hudson and his wife, Dora of Yreka, Calif.; sisters, Jean Moon of Arkansas and Reta Harsh of Silverton, Ore. In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by three brothers, Odell, Raymond and Larry.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Calvary Assembly of God Church, Oak and Pacific Ave. in Brookings. A reception will follow the service there.