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OBITUARY: Mary Catherine Hudson, 68, of Buchanan Dam dies Nov. 25, 2013

Mary Catherine “Micki” Hudson, 68, of Buchanan Dam, Texas, passed away with family by her side on November 25, 2013.

Micki was born in University City, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Louise and Robert Paul Gallaher Sr. on December 20, 1944. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, with a Bachelor of Science in education. She was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She later earned a Master of Science in educational administration from Texas A&I.

Micki met and married her soulmate, Patton C. Hudson, on September 19, 1969, in Louisville, Arkansas.

A recognized coach and mentor, Micki led an illustrious 30-year career in Corpus Christi and San Antonio, Texas.  She held several positions throughout her tenure, including women’s athletics head coach, women’s athletic director and other leadership positions. She retired from her distinguished and exemplary career as the assistant athletic director of the San Antonio Independent School District.

Spending time with family, friends and her adored pets was her passion and delight. Micki thrived on activity — the outdoors and especially in the water. As an avid water skier, she taught every member of her family and countless friends the joy of water sports. Micki was an active community member who volunteered her time with the Hill Country Republican Women’s group and the Hill Country Plungettes.

Micki was a beloved member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Daughters of the King, the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Texas and the Altar’s Guild.

Micki is survived by her husband of 44 years, Patton C. Hudson; children, Deborah Pannell Setzer, Patton C. Hudson Jr., Sharon Lee Hudson, Julie Diane Braid and Paul Clyde Hudson; grandchildren, Megan, Jonathon, Ian and Connor; and her brother, Robert Paul Gallaher Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marble Falls, Texas, on Friday, November 29, 2013, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David Sugeno presiding. A reception will immediate follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Micki’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center either directly or in care of Trinity Episcopal Church.