Nora Hudson

Nora Hudson joined our Savior on March 25, 2014 while at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver; surrounded by her loving family as she had always hoped. Nora was born August 29, 1951 in Sonostee, N.M., to Mary (Nez) Begay and Elmer Begay.

Surviving Nora are her husband of 38 years, Riley; her three children: Alexia McGrath (Mike), Ursula Clarridge (Robert) and Michael Hudson; her four grandchildren, whom meant the world to her: Kenna, Brodie and Anya McGrath of Cortez and Clarise (Cece) Clarridge of Bangkok, Thailand. Nora is also survived by her siblings: Patsy Begay of Springhill, Kan., Henry Begay of Shiprock, N.M., Alfred Garfield of Shiprock, N.M., Janice Trujillo of Flora Vista, N.M., Veronica Gonzalis of Cortez and Valerie Bahrman of Albuquerque, in addition to nieces and nephews. Nora is preceded in rest by her mother, Mary Begay and siblings Patsy Rico and Jerry Garfield and grandson Garret Clarridge.

Nora’s family will forever miss her but take great comfort knowing that Nora’s spirit lives on through her family, the home she made, her beautiful quilts and flower beds and in all those whom were blessed with knowing her.

At Nora’s request cremation and private burial have taken place. To honor those left behind a Celebration of Nora’s life will take place on Sunday May 18, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Arriola Community Center.

Nora’s family encourages donations to support continued research at the University of Colorado Hospital in lieu of cards or flowers.