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In Memory of
Douglas Dwight Hudson
September 10, 1957 - July 20, 2019

Visitation:
Friday, July 26th from 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Doug Dwight Hudson(61) of Mount Cory, OH, formerly of Sunbury, OH, passed away July 20. Doug was born in Nashville, TN, to William (deceased) and Sarah (Mickey) Hudson on September 10, 1957. He married Kimberly Steiner Choudhry in a garden wedding at Indigo Ridge, The Steiner Homestead, on September 4, 2016. Doug has a twin brother Mark (Deneene Winters) Hudson, Graniteville, SC; and sisters, Kim Johnson, Harrisonburg, VA, and Kathy Churchill, Runnemede, NJ.
Their combined family of eight children includes: Sarah Wing, Dublin, OH; David Hudson, Indianapolis, IN; Rachael (Brian) Norris, Powell, OH; Bethany (Casey Houck) Hudson, Priest Lake, ID; Daniel Hudson, Chicago, IL; and step-children: Ibrahim Choudhry, Philadelphia, PA; Suleymaan (Lexi) Choudhry, Brooklyn, NY; and Zara-Yasmine (Russell) Baird, Toledo, OH. Doug's grandchildren include: three grandsons Isaac, Thomas, and Avery Wing, and granddaughter Juliann Wing.
Doug's business card stated that he was a "Photographer, Philosopher, and Avant Gardener". Always looking at life with a glint in his eye and, as he would say,"the bubble on his level's slightly off center", he found delight in punny and satirical humor. Obscure and offbeat references were his forte. Although employed in the field of information technology by Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, OH, he always said his "real" work began when his day on the job ended. In warm months, he worked tirelessly in the yard and the gardens that he and Kim designed and tended at Indigo Ridge. Doug had the reputation for propagating new plants from cuttings and seeds for his own use, then gifting them to friends and coworkers early in the spring. This was followed by sharing mountains of harvested produce later in the season.
Doug was an accomplished woodworker who just completed converting a 1923 garage on the estate into a, by his own description, somewhat extravagantly equipped workshop. Proud of the vintage signage and tools he had on display, he was especially fond of his "Measure twice, cut once", as well as a "racy" pinup girl: a pug dog with a come-hither look and a string of pearls around her neck - the only pinup girl his good Southern upbringing would allow. Just last week, Doug and his grandson Isaac spent many hours painting the workshop. The highlight of the project was when Isaac swatted his fully-loaded paintbrush at a fly on a window sill that had been beautifully completed with its final coat the day before. The paint was not the same color, but Isaac claimed he killed the fly. Two weeks before that, Thomas and Avery put their efforts to hammering and screwing together birdhouses their Pop had prepared for them before slathering on layers of bright red and blue paint.
A trip to Pop's always included sweet ice cream treats at Doug and Edna's in Pandora and Wilson's hamburgers in Findlay. Summer evenings were spent sitting on lawn chairs by the chicken run watching "Chicken TV" as hens took themselves home to roost in the chicken coop, watching fireflies light up the fields, listening to the frogs, watching bats dart across the darkening sky, then letting their Eagle Scout grandfather point out the constellations. It was a suburban boy's dream come true.
Doug was a talented artist with a BFA from Harding University ('81), and a member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. He specialized in photorealistic watercolor painting and his paintings hang on walls of beloved family members and commissioned art customers alike.
Ever the collector, Doug had impressive collections of old cameras, antique telephones, radios from the golden age of radio, mugs from many of the greasy spoon diners he loved to seek out, pipes, canes and walking sticks (many he carved and whittled himself), vintage hats, and varieties of thyme for his herb garden.
Doug's family and friends felt he'd finally hit on the right rhythm for his life by finding contentment on a small farm with plenty of room to dig and grow and thrive. Doug/Dad/Pop was loved fiercely and is missed longingly. His work here on Earth was not done.
Memorial contributions in Doug's name may be made to the Mazza Museum. https://www.mazzamuseum.org/support/

Condolences

Jana Mullen

Jul 24, 2019

My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Doug was such a kind, creative, and overall delightful soul. I enjoyed our conversations, and he will be sorely missed by all of us. Our continued thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless.

 

Linda Baum Lukac

Jul 24, 2019

Dear Hudson Clan, Our hearts go out to you. Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers. Linda and Family

 

JESSICCA FRYE

Jul 24, 2019

Hey Hudson kids (my dear friend Sarah, David, Rachael, Daniel & Bethany), I have many fond memories of your Dad from my teen years (he was always a hoot!); what a gift he has been to everyone lucky enough to enter his life... such a sincere, interesting, multi-faceted and multi-talented family man. I know he was a best friend to you all. I cannot fathom what/how you are feeling right now, but I know you will carry one another through this. I am deeply sorry he left you all so soon. Please know I am here for anything you need. All my love, Jessicca (Updike) Frye

 

Don Blackburn

Jul 24, 2019

Just knew Doug a relatively short time when he attended my Sunday School class at Sunbury CC. Always appreciated his participation. Just an all round good guy from my perspective.

 

Steve Roberts

Jul 24, 2019

Sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers for you and family

 

Randy Clay

Jul 24, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Doug's family today. Doug was in my social club at Harding. He was quite the character! He was a joy to know and to be around. He made the world a better place. Heaven is a little brighter - our world is a little darker today. He left his mark - in his children and his art. Cherish his memory! I know I will.

 

Bev Mascari

Jul 24, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

 

Jill (Deacon) Hopkins

Jul 24, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Hudson family today. I knew Mark at Harding. He was always so much fun and the life of the party. I'm sure he will be missed terribly.

 

Lynn Barnett

Jul 24, 2019

My Daddy, Dwight was honored when Bill and Sarah named Doug after him and Kim after my Mother Mary. Although miles apart, we remained close to the family and cherished the time they came home to Texas. I know Doug and Bill are planning a Big wood working project together. God is good and is holding the families hand. Lynn Barnett

 

Linda Norris

Jul 24, 2019

My prayers are with you Rachael and your family.

 

Tammy Ratliff Cox

Jul 24, 2019

My heart is saddened and shocked on hearing of Doug's passing. We were friends in college and were in the brother/sister clubs of King's Men/OEGE. We played Words with Friends together every day this past year. He was an amazing man and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to you all. I will be praying for you.

 

Brenda Jo Neale (fka Brenda Power(

Jul 24, 2019

We have lost a great man and friend. Kim, Sarah, David, Rachel, Bethany and Daniel...I don't know where to begin. Doug loved his Heavenly Father, which was always apparent from his wit, gleam in his eyes and smile across his face. He faced so much adversity during his life; but his response in dealing with the hardships reminded me of Job. I can remember many days that we prepared for VBS together. He was so creative. In particular I can remember when we worked on preparing his room into a whale when he played Noah; and I played Noah's wife with the room being inside the ark. In short, I admired your Dad, and he taught us all so very much. The one thing I can tell you is that one of his greatest joys was being a great father. He rejoiced in all of your accomplishments, and cried with you in your struggles. In short...he was a Christian. Kim, I rejoiced that Doug found you. It was great seeing things finally turning around for him. His posts showed he was in his element in working with the earth, plants and farm. I know you are all feeling such a loss. Please let us know how we can help. Love and prayers...Mike and Brenda Neale

 

Linda Khan

Jul 24, 2019

 

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Jul 24, 2019

Kim and family. Our most heartfelt condolences and our wish for Doug to always be remembered with much love and a smile. We love you all and are with you, if only in spirit. Big hugs to you all.

 

Debbie (Burkholder) Johnson

Jul 25, 2019

Kim and family, I'm so very sorry to see this news! My heart is broken with yours! Doug will be sorely missed! Love and prayers!

 

Ruthe & Dave Iacobucci

Jul 25, 2019

So sorry for your loss. May God, who sees your grieving heart and hears each tender prayer, be near to give you peace and keep you in his care. Lots of love, Ruthe and Dave

 

Tom and Betsy Webb

Jul 25, 2019

Kim and family--We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts are with you.

 

Charles M. Johnson

Jul 25, 2019

You lost a important member of your family. May all of you cherish all of the good memories. May you seek Gods help, through Christ, to help you get through this difficult time.

 

Victor & Ann Giammarco

Jul 25, 2019

Rachel and Brian, so sorry for your loss. As your neighbors, if there is anything we can do to help, please ask. Both of you will be in our prayers.

 

Lillian Zimmerman

Jul 25, 2019

 

Jody Brickner

Jul 25, 2019

Kim and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

Brenda Forgas

Jul 25, 2019

Dear Kim, I know you so very little through your dear cousin Linda and one visit to my house but reading this wonderful account of this even more wonderful man makes me so very sad for your loss. Of course we shared the love of gardening. I am happy you got to be his partner for the short time that you did. He sounds AMAZING. I can just picture you watching "chicken television"!! I am so sorry. Brynda Forgas, Former owner of The Hidden Closet.

 

Chet Churchill

Jul 25, 2019

What a wonderful tribute to Doug, Kim. He was a wonderful man whom I was privileged to know for three decades. He was very fortunate to have spent his last several years with you.

 

Vernetta Mickey

Jul 26, 2019

Dear Hudson family, As you gather today to remember Doug and share your love and memories of him, you are being held in thoughts and prayers of family and friends extending far and wide. Sending love, prayers and condolences from Colorado, Vernetta Mickey

 

Regina & John von Stein

Jul 26, 2019

So sorry for your heart felt loss of your Doug we will keep all in our prayers 🙏💔

 

Patsy Pagliarulo

Jul 27, 2019

 

Connie Gordon

Jul 28, 2019

So Sad YOu are in my prayers.

 

James and Martha McGough

Jul 30, 2019

So sorry to learn of the loss of your twin brother , Doug. How sad to lose someone so close and so creative as are you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.