Charles “Dennis” Hudson (1958 – 2016)



Charles “Dennis” Hudson, 57 was born March 11, 1958, to Theodore Hudson and Loretta Lee Young-Contraro in Forks, Washington. He passed away February 18, 2016, in Portland, Ore. Dennis was a fisherman most of his life. He worked in maintenance at the Tulalip Bingo and for housing in Hoh River. He loved to drive near and far. Dennis lived his life as a traveling man spending time in both Hoh River and Tulalip, Wash. He is known and loved by many up and down the coast and would visit as many as he could fit into one day. Wherever he was he would spend time at the water getting lost in the moment, listening to the water and watching the eagles soar above. He leaves behind his three daughters: Ginger, Tashina, and Nicole; lifelong friend, Patti Ann; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson, Ayden Charles (his birthday present because they shared the same birthday); brother, David (howee-shata) (Barb); sisters, Martina Hudson and Alexandria (Pumkin); numerous nieces and nephews in Hoh River and Tulalip; and his significant other, Josie Fryberg-Birdwell and family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with an Interfaith service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.