Margo (Pullam, Norton) Hudson, 70, passed on December 21st at Samaritan Pacific Hospital in Newport, Oregon. She married her high school sweetheart, Richard Norton, in 1970, and they moved to San Diego, California for his naval career, later moving to Kingston, Washington where he was stationed. They have two children, Elizabeth “Lisa” Norton, and Margaret McAfee. They later divorced, and she met and married Donald Hudson, who preceded her in death in 2012.
Margo was an adventurous soul, fulfilling many lifelong dreams. She moved with her best friends, Debbie & Doug Olinger, to Hope, Alaska where they became EMT’s and drove ambulance along the Kenai Peninsula. She returned home to Oregon and became a Wilderness First Responder, supporting the Siletz Tribal Behavioral Health Program’s client backpacking hikes on the Rogue River trail.
Her career varied from working at Long’s Café in Waldport, and later as a buyer for Price Club and COSTCO. Upon returning to Oregon, she worked for her Tribe – the Confederated Tribes of Siletz – as the Council Secretary, USDA Food Warehouse Manager, and finally in the Employment Services Program, where she retired. Work was overshadowed by her love for her family, spending countless vacations and camping trips with them.
Margo was born to William and Florinne (Darcy) Pullam, graduating from Waldport High School in 1969, later attending Oregon Coast Community College. She was preceded in death by her parents, her best friend Debbie Olinger, and her brother Harvey (Im) Pullam. She is survived by her first husband – whom she rekindled her relationship with this past year – Richard Norton, her children Lisa Norton, Margaret (J.D.) McAfee, five grandchildren – Michael (Rene’) Norton, Joshua (Breanna) Rilatos, Trevor Norton, Madison McAfee and Jaylee McAfee; and one great-grandchild, Kayden Norton, and one great-grandchild on the way, Amelia Rilatos; sisters, Rhoda “Jane” Fisher, Tina Retasket, Angella (Robbie) Robertson; and brothers, Frank (Sara) Pullam, Patrick (MaryAnn) Pullam, and Mark (Lisa) Pullam.
No services will be conducted at this time. Per her wishes, there will be a family gathering this summer at the Darcy family farm on the Siletz River.
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