Walking On -- Steven L. Hudson

Steven Leslie Hudson

Dec. 25, 1955 – Dec. 6, 2017

Tribal Elder Steven Leslie Hudson, 61, a resident of Grand Ronde walked on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Salem Hospital.

He was born in Salem on Dec. 25, 1955, the son of Herman Kenneth Hudson Jr. and Ella Joyce Miller Hudson. Steve was a talented musician, performing with his guitar both near and far. He attended the 2011 Native American Music Awards as a nominee for his music and songwriting. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and was very artistic and skilled in Native American arts and crafts.

He is survived by his daughters, Joleen E. Hudson of Kingston, Wash., Sydney M. Hudson of Indianola, Wash., and Tyler M. Sison of Skokomish, Wash., along with grandchildren Taryn, Kaiden, Gavin, Dasher and Ta-ko-ja. He also is survived by his father, Herman, of Grand Ronde; sister, Katherine Dunham of Olympia, Wash.; and brother, Tim Hudson of Boulder City, Nev.

Service will be a private burial ceremony for the family at the Grand Ronde Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at the Tribal Community Center from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, for friends and family. Please join in celebrating his life and journey.

Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. www.dallastribute.com.