Funeral services for Margee Hudson, 90 year old Buffalo woman who passed away in Buffalo surrounded by her loved ones on November 10, 2013 will be held at a later date. Friends may donate in Margee’s memory to the Suzie Bowling Lawrence Hospice in care of Harness Funeral Home at 351 North Adams Avenue, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834.
Margee Louise (Hoyt) Hudson was born on March 1, 1923 in Arlington, Washington to Anna and Fred Hoyt. She and her sister were orphaned when she was five and they spent their childhood at Sacred Heart Villa Orphanage in Seattle, Washington. Margee graduated from Roosevelt High School, in
Seattle. After high school, she began her life adventures working for author Betty McDonald at the National Youth Administration in Seattle. Soon after, she moved to and lived in California for five years. During that time she had a recurring role on a radio show alongside actors Cliff Arquette, Lurene Tuttle and Tyler McVey. She also worked as a nanny, tended bar in Los Angeles, sold bananas on the street and was a dime-a-dance girl in Oakland. In 1947, Margee returned to Seattle with a baby in tow - to begin her life as a mother. Through the years, she taught ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray Studios, won numerous awards for her yard and garden, honed her skills as a seamstress making all of her family's clothes, owned a candle making business, taught candle making, tended bar and worked for the Boeing Company. In 1977, after raising a family of her own, she and her husband opened a home for developmentally disabled children. They ran this home for nearly twenty years. Just before her 89th birthday, after spending several summers here, Margee packed up and moved alongside her daughter and son in law, to what she called "The Promised Land" - Buffalo, Wyoming. Although her time here was short, Buffalo was her home.
Margee enjoyed dancing and making crafts. She loved spending time with her family and all her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has been a surrogate mother to countless children through the years, as well as a few adults. Margee will leave behind a long list of friends and friends she called family, as well as many people whose lives she touched with her generosity, kindness, wit and sass.
Margee is survived by five daughters: Sue Ledbetter and her husband Stanley of Buffalo, Wyoming, Ann Duval and her husband David of Del Mar, California, Dona Ditton and her husband Dan of Augusta, Montana, Toni Lewis of Spanaway, Washington and Melody Fawcett of Des Moines, Washington; 40 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her sisters, brothers and one son.