David Arnold (Clifford) Hudson, 59, of Clatskanie, Ore. a well know realtor of Herb Clifford Real Estate passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at his home with his wife, Terri and family at his side.

David was born Aug. 29, 1951 to Lillian Pierce and Roy Clifford.

David was a graduate of Mabton High School.

He was an active member of the Clatskanie Kiwanis Club.

When David was a young boy living in Alaska, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, a time in his youth that he loved. He loved Alaska and always spoke of one day going back. David and his brother first learned to hunt and fish with their uncles Don and Merle Pierce.

David had a love for Native American history, sports, and coached little league for many years.

David and his wife, Terri believed that all children should have the opportunity to play baseball like he did as a young boy.

He loved to sit for hours in front of the television with his sons watching sports, especially the Seattle teams. He also had a love for hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He was never happier than when he was in the outdoors with his family teaching his grandchildren the art of fishing.

David is survived by his loving wife, Terri; his children, David A. (Junior) Hudson, Christopher D. (Leah) Hudson and Robert D. (Marjory) Hudson; grandchildren, Caleb, Andrew, Carter, Bradley, Samantha, John (Johnny) and Nicole (Angel); brothers, Steve (Sue), Stan, Bill (Laurie) Clifford, Lester (Reeves) (wife Carol) Hudson, Ray Sternitzky and Jim Sternitzky; sisters, Dawn Jones, Marlene Hussey, Roseanne Hall and Kimberly Sternitzky; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Clifford and Lillian Pierce; and his brothers, Patrick, Floyd and Dan Clifford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dave Hudson benefit fund at Sterling Bank or may be mailed to P.O. Box 609 Clatskanie, Ore. 97016.

At David's request there will be no services at this time. A memorial will be set for a later date.

Greenhills Memorial Gardens and Crematory in Kelso is in charge of arrangements.


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