Maxwell Frederick Hudson, age 84 of Oceano, CA fell asleep in death on January 26th, 2020.
Maxwell, known to all as Max, was born on February 14th, 1936 to Martha and Milton Hudson in Wayne, Michigan. He spent his early life along with his twin brother, Milton, and his other siblings, Buddy; Bobby; Ralph and Nancy, fishing and enjoying the beautiful Michigan landscape.
Although Max would describe himself as a model student, his mother would describe his behavior at school quite differently. She would tell stories about the trouble her twins would get into at school. At times she would get a call from school right after starting to do the dishes. She said that she would be embarrassed because she had to march down to the school with a wet blouse from the dish water.
One of his early jobs was with Ford Motor Company where he worked as a lineman. During this same period his father and brother worked for different auto manufacturers. A great family pasttime was debating Ford versus Chevy.
On March 17th, 1956 in Dearborn, Michigan, he married the love of his life, Barbara Anne Anderson, and the two raised a family together. They were blessed with four sons and two daughters. They spent many happy days in Michigan as a family, fishing and playing outdoors together.
Mr. and Mrs. Hudson relocated their family to California and Max began a new career as a washing machine repairman.
Years later Max was in a devastating car accident. He fractured his neck and required emergency surgery. The surgeon took a piece of his hip bone to replace the damaged bone in his neck. He spent several years recovering from that accident and had to change careers. He began working as a bus driver for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority until he retired.
Max was known for his devotion to his wife Barbara who happened to have a gypsy soul. He truly followed her everywhere and this led to the family relocating many times throughout Southern California.
Max was known for his Cheshire Cat smile and made friends easily. He enjoyed hanging out mornings for coffee at the local Donut Shop.
Barbara and Max moved to the Central Coast in 1996 where they finally made roots and settled down. He never lost his love of fishing and many kids and grandchildren have fond memories of their fishing trips with Papa Max.
Sadly, on June 26th, 2017 he was seperated by death from his beloved wife, Barbara. He lived out the remaining part of his life with his daughter, Claudia and granddaughter, Amanda. During this time, he often commented on how much he missed his wife. He will be missed by his large family and his friends.
He is survived by his children, Bill Anderson; Claudia Draggoo; Son-in-law, David Draggoo; Maxwell Hudson Jr.; Daughter-in-law, Delores Hudson; Ralph Hudson; Daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hudson, Marty Hudson; 26 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Milton, Bobby, and Ralph and nieces and nephews in Michigan and Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Barbara Anne Hudson; parents, Miton and Martha Hudson, his siblings Buddy Hudson and Nancy Zvara, his daughter Barbara Hudson Cotton and his great grandsons Jason White and Kevin Anderson.
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