Steven Thomas Hudson
August 14, 1954 - November 05, 2016
He would do anything for his family and friends
Steve passed away in Everett, WA Nov. 5, 2016, unexpectedly. He was born to Tom and Charlotte Hudson on Aug. 14, 1954 at Everett General Hospital. Steve was raised in Everett and graduated from Cascade High School in 1972 and Everett Community College in 1975.
From the time Steve was small and throughout his life, Steve liked to be "up" on the latest technology. Steve was an EAGLE Scout and even went to a Boy Scout survival camp in New Mexico where he had to eat snake, ants and other insects to learn to survive. Steve always would eat about anything so this did not bother him one bit. In Steve's Sophomore year of high school, he came home and told his family that he was going to Japan the next year as an exchange student. Then he told them that not only was he going to Japan but that it was a TRUE exchange program and a Japanese student was coming here to live, in our home. Steve truly enjoyed his year in Japan. He made life long friends and learned to love Japan and the food and culture. He learned to speak, read and write Japanese fluently. Steve usually always exceeded at what he set out to do. This started the whole family learning to love Japan and its people. At the end of that year and Steve was getting ready to come home, he informed his parents that he was bringing another Japanese student back with him to go to Cascade and live with us the next year. One of the "friends he made while in Japan, was a fellow exchange student from New Zealand and the next year he came to live us for a while. His last name just happened to be HUDSON too (Steve failed to tell us this) and when mail started coming to our house (before the young man got here) for a person named Wayne Hudson we were very confused. But Wayne came and stayed and he fit into the family well. Because of Steve, our family grew and expanded our world.
After college, Steve's career spanned the .com era from working on phone systems in Eastern WA to many Central and South American counties. This eventually led him to Hawaiian Tel and his "real" love, Hawaii and The Big Island where he hope to retire and live his life out.
Steve lived in Honolulu for about ten years working for Hawaiian Tel, then he moved to Texas and worked for about another ten years and then back to The Big Island of Hawaii.
Steve LOVED new technology and ALL things Apple and Mac. After retirement he was always helping his friends and family with their computers, phones and other devices. He would work on them and fix them as he got himself certified to be an Apple Tech. Steve was always the kind of person that would give anybody the "shirt off his back" and would go out of his way to help help someone in need. He would do anything for his family and friends and he made new friends so easily.
Steve is preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Mae (Johnson) Hudson, his Grandmother Charlotte Johnson, Grandfather Nedwin Johnson, Grandmother Jessie Wood, Grandfather's Orville Wood andBurt Lamond, Uncle's Ned Johnson and Harold Fader, Cousin Jeff Johnson and many Great Aunts and Uncles and Second Cousins.
He survived by hisFather Arthur Thomas Hudson, his Sister Denise R (Dave) Harvey, Aunt Paddy Fader, Nieces Kelle K (Mike) Schleis, Stephanie L Harvey, Great Nieces and Nephews, Ashley (Avery) Whaley, Nick A Harvey, Jacob Schleis, Blake McCommas, Abby Schleis and Savanna O'Dell, Cousins Barbara Johnson Fernald, Chris Fader, Heidi (Roger) Holmes, Jessica (Sam) Schneider, Second Cousins Austin Schneider, Kayla Schneider, Julie Holmes and many, many friends, family and people who meant so much to Steve, his life time friend and partner Bill Newcomb, Debbie Johnson and too many more to name. (You know who you are).
Rest in peace my BRO, you will be missed.
A Celebration of Steve's life will be held on Sat. Dec 3, 2016 at the home Steve grew up in at 1314 E Casino Rd Everett WA 98203 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm. All are welcome to come.
There's a Reason
For every burden that we bear,
For every sorrow, every care,
There's a reason
For every grief that bows the head,
For every tear-drop that is shed,
There's a reason
For every hurt, for every plight,
For every lonely pain racked night,
There's a reason
But if we trust God as we should,
All must work out for our good,
He knows the reason.
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us,
for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade;
because one loved is gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there's a memory
they live on in our heart.
Think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.