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Phyllis M. ‘Tootie’ Hudson

Dec. 10, 1921-Aug. 10, 2012

August 14, 2012
Minot Daily News

Phyllis M. "Tootie" Hudson, 90, Granville, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in a Minot hospital.

Phyllis was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Denbigh, the daughter of John and Edith (Harmon) Kramer. She was raised and educated in Denbigh and graduated from Granville High School with the Class of 1939.

Phyllis was once united in marriage to Charles Allen. This union was blessed with two sons, Myron and Robert. She resided in Granville and Underwood before moving to California, where she met and later married Emmitt Hudson. They made their home in Escondido, Calif., and later in Clovis, N.M., where she assisted Emmitt in the operation of his upholstery and drapery business as a seamstress for many years.

Following Emmitt's death in 1988, she returned to North Dakota, settling in Granville. She remained active in the community as a member of Hope Congregational Church in Granville, participating with the ladies aid of the church.

Phyllis enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and canning. She will be missed by all who shared in her life, but fondly remembered for all of her qualities as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Her loving family includes: sons, Myron (Janis) Allen, Norwich, and Robert "Bob" (Ronnie) Allen, Cherry Valley, Calif.; stepchildren, Pearline Tanner, Drumright, Okla., and Pauline Wolf, Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Carol Allen, Greg (Melba) Allen, Jeff (Ruth) Allen and Richie (Deb) Allen, all of California; stepgrandchildren, Emmett Hudson, of California, and LaRae (Johnny) Guess, of Minot; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Lyle Kramer, of Denbigh; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt; brothers Ralph, Johnnie and George; and sisters, Alice (John) Seright, and Lola (David) Bacon; stepson, Emmitt Hudson; and stepdaughters, Sherry Hudson and Johnnie (Gary) Williams.

Celebration of Life Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Hope Congregational Church, Granville.

Interment: Granville Community Cemetery, Granville.

Visitation: Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to Hope Congregational Church, Granville.

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