It is with deep sorrow, that the family of Robert "Bob" Hudson announce his passing into the arms of Jesus on March 21, 2018 at 84 years of age. Bob was born December 11, 1933 in Lodge Grass, MT to Paul Castle Hudson and Mary Jane Cope. Soon after, his family moved to Deadwood, SD where Bob would spend his childhood. Bob lovingly referred to the Black Hills of SD as "God's Country". He and his wife, Annette, passed on their love for the Black Hills to their children. One of Bob's proudest and best memories was playing football and basketball for the Deadwood Bears. Bob started his young adult life by serving in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. Upon his discharge from the Air Force, Bob traveled to San Manuel, AZ with his oldest brother, Bill, in search of employment. It was there that he would meet his future wife, Annette, who coincidentally had grown up only a few miles from Bob in South Dakota. Through the years, they would travel as often as possible to the Black Hills to visit family, go antiquing, berry picking and fishing.\n\nBob was employed by Magma Copper Company in the smelter for several years. From there he transferred to the mine and became an electrician, eventually becoming an electrical foreman. He was well-respected as a boss and was known for working hard right alongside his men. He actually enjoyed working underground in the mine. Bob worked hard throughout his life supporting his family through good times and bad. His strong work ethic set a great example for his children and grandchildren.\n\nIn his spare time, Bob could be found working on his projects around their home with Annette and feeding and enjoying watching the many birds that came to their home. He had a special fondness for animals and he and Annette loved several dogs, cats and even three pet ducks through their lifetime. Bob was also an avid fan of the Arizona Wildcats and rarely missed watching a game. He cheered them on through thick and thin. He particularly enjoyed college level sports. Even more so, he was a fan of his grandchildren's sports teams and could often be found cheering them on from the sidelines. Bob's generous spirit was evident by the many charities he supported. He was known for giving to those less fortunate than himself.\n\nBob was preceded in death by, his sister, Caroline, his brother, Bill, his sister, Mary Beth, his sister, Judy, his brother, Danny, his loving wife, Annette and his daughter, Debbie. He is survived by his brother, Adam (Jeanie) Hudson of Spearfish, SD, his sister Dorothy, (Jerry) Breem of Sioux Falls, SD, his son, Paul Hudson of San Manuel, AZ, his daughter, Kathaleen (Jim) Sorensen of Denver, CO, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.\n\nA memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7th at one p.m. at the Vistoso Memorial Chapel, Oro Valley, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD or the Humane Society of Arizona.