Obituary of Robert Hudson
Robert L. Hudson, age 93 formerly of the Iowa City area died Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at his home in Seal Beach, California. Graveside services are being held at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City on Wednesday April 21st at 3pm. All family and friends are welcome. Services are also being livestreamed and can be viewed by family and friends through the livestreaming feature on the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com at Robert's page under obituary. To share a thought, memory or condolence with his family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. Robert Leroy Hudson was born June 9, 1927 in Talleyrand, Iowa the son of Leroy and Vera M. (Young) Abraham. Vera later married Cecil Hudson and the family moved to Iowa City where he attended public schools graduating from City High with the class of 1944. He entered the United States Army and served two years in Japan after World War II. Returning to Iowa City and his studies he graduated from the University of Iowa with his degree in Civil Engineering. He then married and moved to Danville, Ill., designed and built the family home and worked for General Motors eight years before divorcing and moving to California in 1959. He worked for Riverside Steel Fabrication in Santa Fe Springs as production manager till his retirement at age 55. He then became an entrepreneur designing, building and selling a condominium complex in Long Beach, Ca. near the ocean and investing in real estate throughout Orange county. He enjoyed racing midget cars as a young adult. He was an avid golfer and runner. Later in life he earned a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying his own planes and designed an experimental airplane he never quite finished building. He enjoyed attending the annual Oshkosh, Wisconsin EAA aviation extravaganza. He traveled extensively. He is survived by his children Sherry Grable (WayneHartwig)Solon, Ia., Terry (Ramonne) Hudson Davie, FL., Robert (Mary) Hudson Fairfax,Ia. and Jim Hudson Iowa City, Ia. Later in life he had a son Ryan Hudson. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Heather Carrizales, Marcy (Kurt) Weber, Eric (Brittney) Hudson and Sonia (Raul) Riveros, 6 great grandchildren: Maya, Cole, Ava and Cade Carrizales, Whitney and Kalli Weber; brother Dan Hudson Iowa City, Ia. and sister Donna Mattes Tiffin, Ia., special friends, Don Thompson, Alfred (Freddie) Monteon and Jenny Rach. He was preceded in death by his parents.