Angelina Hudson

Angelina Hudson

May 20, 1935 - July 09, 2022

Angelina Hudson

May 20, 1935 - July 09, 2022


Angelina Hudson

Wife, Mother, Grandmother and soon to be Great-grandmother

My mom loved angels, hearts, baking, and the colour blue (turquoise) Most importantly Angelina was a devout Catholic and she adored and venerated Our Lady of Guadalupe.  She fell in love with Mary when she was a little girl (inspired by her mother, Isabel) and carried her devotion of Our Lady into her heart throughout her life.

She loved singing at church, and she had a beautiful voice.  She also played her Gibson Hummingbird guitar for many years in the church choir – St Nicholas, Santiago de Compostela and St Kilian’s.  She was gifted in music and voice.

My mom loved teaching.  It was her true gift to be able to teach the youngest – Kindergarteners.  She taught for over 50 years and retired in 2010 from Olivewood School in Lake Forest.  She taught generation after generation of children some of whom returned to her as adults insisting that their children be placed in Mrs Hudson’s classroom.  She was known for making ceramics and amazing crafts which children would save for years to come.

My mom loved gardening and when she retired from teaching, she just looked forward to tending her gardening and her many flowers. She was a keen gardener and grew many exotic fruits to make homemade desserts and jams.  She also loved the wild birds and supplied many bird baths in her garden to always keep ‘her’ birds refreshed.

Angelina has five surviving children –Jaime, Michael, Vincent and her two daughters Heidi and Judy.  Her grandchildren are Stephany, Hamilton and Harrison. She was very proud of her grandson Hamilton Hudson who married Lauren and they are soon expecting their first child due in August – this would have been Angelina’s first great-grandchild.

My mom has three surviving sisters:  Rosemary, Mary and Sally and one brother Robert.  Her eldest sister, Carmen had recently passed away a few months ago.

Her devoted and dear husband, Karl Hudson has been a loyal husband and companion to Angelina for over 63 years.  They just celebrated their 63rd anniversary on February 16th.  We used to always love hearing the story of when mom and dad met and fell in love (it was love at first sight!).  The story went something like this …my dad was in the US navy and his ship docked for a weekend break.  It was Angelina’s youngest sister Sally who desperately wanted to attend a USO sponsored dance in Long Beach to meet a particular sailor, but their mom would not let Sally go on her own and insisted she could only go if her big sister Angelina escort her.  That night my mom met my dad for the first time and the rest is history.

Angelina had many beloved friends through church, her rosary group, Olivewood Elementary (where she taught), her neighbors and wherever she prayed.

Throughout the last 20 years Angelina was incredibly loyal to helping the Norbetine Sisters in Tehachapi where she not only generously donated to their works but also helped garden and bring them home baked goods and fresh fruit on her many pilgrimages to their monastery in the desert mountain.

Angelina was kind, generous, beautiful inside and out and a devoted and faithful follower of Christ.  We will all miss her very much.  Love you mom.

Written by Heidi Hudson


In Lieu of flowers:  Please do not send any flowers to our home or the church.

My mother was very specific that she did not want any flowers purchased in her name. Instead, these are the suggestions provided by our mother in lieu of flowers:

  • Donate to her favourite charity (below)
  • Pray the rosary for her
  • Offer a mass in her name

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10 responses to Angelina Hudson

  1. Mrs. A Hudson was an amazing woman. She knew no boundaries on her love for others. I am grateful to have spent time with her over the years. She welcomed me like family. She will be missed.

  2. Stacey Koide says:

    Your light will continue to shine through your children. Your generous gifts of baked goods were always a delicious delight. I wish I gotten to know you better, but I feel blessed by our brief encounters. You will be missed by many, but you will be alive in all of our hearts.

  3. Beth Mead says:

    To Angie’s family,
    Remembering Angie as a 5th grade teacher at Olivewood School and as a choral and music teacher there once upon a time (I am retired), I continued to see her at St. Kilian’s church every Sunday
    sitting in the front row with her husband and wearing her beautiful
    brimmed hat. So gentle in her manner of relating to me and others
    and, of course, admiring some of her beautiful table settings at her
    house with all of the home made, delicious pastries she prepared
    for our retired group. Her garden was heaven itself to enjoy.
    She was the essence of beauty in all that she shared with others.
    You were blessed to have her as your M0M. Peace to you and Angie.
    Beth Mead

  4. Jaime Hudson says:

    Dear Mom,
    You Loved Angels, and I think of you seeing the many Angels in your Garden.
    Thank-You! for being the Very Best Mother to me and all of my Siblings.
    And a Wonderful Wife to our Father. And a Beautiful Loving Soul to All.
    Thank-You also for the Gift of Music, getting me started on Guitar,
    then giving me that Ukulele 12 years ago. Music is so Healing.
    I composed a new piano tune for you: ‘Dancing in Heaven’.
    Will share with Michael and Family later… I miss you.
    I Love You… See you in Heaven one Happy Day!
    Your Son, Jaime (aka ‘Conejito’ – Little Rabbit)

  5. Judy Hudson says:

    Dear Mom,
    Heidi and I did our very best to honor you and make your celebration of life services (rosary, Mass and reception) with family and friends a one of a kind celebration to always remember. We did pretty good I think!

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