E. Joan Hudson, 81, of Heppner, died Friday, January 20, 2023 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Heppner. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Heppner Masonic Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Heppner Elks Lodge.
Joan was born on March 7, 1941, at Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Elmer and Rosalie Nulf Moe. She was raised and attended school in Heppner graduating from Heppner High School in 1959. After high school she was honored as a Morrow County Fair and Rodeo Princess and Morrow County Fair and Rodeo Queen.
On October 4, 1961, Joan married Jay Dee Hudson in Heppner where they raised three daughters, Sandra, Cindi, and Jacki. When her children were young Joan did childcare in her home and as they got older, she was a waitress at local restaurants and at the R&W Drive In.
Her hobbies included dancing, playing cards, and especially spending time with family and her dog.
Joan is survived by daughters, Sandra Patton (Mike Gorman) of Heppner, Cindi Roberts (Bobby) of Pendleton, Jacki Paulus (Rick) of Heppner, brother Jack Ployhar of Hermiston, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by siblings Peg Martin and Darrell Ployhar.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heppner Fire and Rescue, PO Box 743, Heppner, Oregon 97836.
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