Daniel Jared Hudson, 80, a retired battalion chief with the Billings Fire Department, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Billings.
He was born April 22, 1933, the eldest of eight children of Anne Hudson and Thomas Jared Hudson in Billings. After graduating from Billings Senior High School, he served in the Navy during the Korean War, stationed primarily at San Diego Naval Hospital.
Upon discharge, he returned to Billings working as a meat cutter until he joined the Fire Department. He held several positions in the department and actively participated in the EMT program. He also was a training officer and retired as a battalion chief after 28 years.
As an early member of the Laurel Golf Club, he assisted in the planting of trees throughout the course. Mr. Hudson worked with others to subdivide parcels and worked with the county to get the roads and necessary improvements done. One can still drive down Hudson Circle in Laurel, where he lived from 1998 to 2004. He lived in Mesa, Ariz., from 2004 to 2012 before returning to Billings.
In his later years, he took up carving, winning many awards. His carvings have been displayed in art galleries throughout the western United States.
Survivors include three children, daughters Kathy Stabio of Billings and Lori Hudson of Woodland, Calif., and a son, Scott Hudson of Frederick, Md.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Ronald, Murray and Timothy; and a sister, Kathleen.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery, followed by a reception at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus.