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Marlys Hudson

October 20, 1937 - August 26, 2016

Celebration of Life - Monday

September 12, 2016
- 11:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

September 12, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


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Marlys Hudson

October 20, 1937 - August 26, 2016


Marlys E. Hudson, 78, Fargo, ND, formerly Colfax, ND passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

She was born October 20, 1937 in Dresden, ND to Fred and Anna (Domres) Sperling. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dresden, ND. She graduated from Langdon High School in 1955. She moved to Minneapolis, MN and went to Airline College to become a ticket agent. After finishing her courses, she moved to California to experience California life, before moving to Fargo where she worked downtown at Fargo Insurance.

On March 13, 1966, she married Raymond Hudson at First Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. They made their home on a farm southwest of Colfax, ND where they had three children, Melissa, David and Heidi. She was an active, wonderful stay at home mom and farmer’s wife. Her children were blessed with her care and guidance. She made each day special for her family. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Colfax, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the WELCA.

Marlys enjoyed tending to her flowers, setting puzzles, mowing her lawn and spending time at Star Lake with her family. In 1997, her world changed when she welcomed her first grandson. With every grandchild her life got bigger and brighter, they were everything to her. She loved spending time with each and every one of her nine grandchildren, spoiling them as a grandma does. Family was the most important thing to her; she was always there for them with a helping hand, encouraging words, and undying love. They will miss her beautiful smile, her sense of humor and the way she made each day special.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Raymond, Fargo; children, Melissa (Michael) Smilonich, Columbus, OH; David Hudson, Meridian, ID; Heidi (Tanner) Foley, Colfax, ND; grandchildren, Marianna and Marshall Smilonich; Mariah and Caeleb Hudson; Jayden, Jazzlin, Jett, Jaci, and Jozie Foley; sisters, Eileen Wild, Fargo, ND; Clarice Davis, Spokane, WA; brother, Ludwig (Louie) Sperling, Spokane, WA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Wilbur (Willie) Sperling; sisters, Betty Ellefson, Jeanette Fornes and Marie Leiseth.

Celebration of Life: 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 12, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

Her family would like to thank the Hospice of the Red River Valley for the excellent care she was given in her last few months.


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7 responses to “Marlys Hudson”

  1. Joan Hendrickson says:

    Ray and family: My sincere sympathy in the passing of Marlys. She was one of my dearest friends when we were neighbors and sorry we lost touch since Chuck passed! God bless precious memories of her!

  2. Patti Hudson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was always a dear person, easy to laugh and great to talk to. A sparkle in her eyes.

  3. Wayne and Nancy Ulven says:

    Marlys was a beautiful, loving woman. She was so very proud of her children and granchildren! She will be missed by all who knew her.

  4. Marsha Hendrickson says:

    Marlys was a special lady and so kind. She will always have a special place in my heart.

  5. Jeanie Hoff(Jorgensen) says:

    Ray and Family — so sorry to hear the loss of the speccial loved one. She was a great person and always caring to everybody. My thought and prayers to down this next road are with you. The Lord will help you down it. She will be missed by everyone she touched.

  6. Barry and Kelly sperling says:

    I really enjoyed staying at your home when I came out. Aunt Maryls was so nce to me. Wonderful woman. Rest in peace.

  7. Paulette (Polly) Sperling Wheeler says:

    Too many years have passed since our last hug and for that my heart is heavy. May you rest in peace now pain free. My prayers and love to Ray and all the family. Thank you for some wonderful memories Aunt Marlys!

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