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Viola Joan Strahm (Hudson)

June 27, 1931 - August 22, 2022

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Viola Joan (Hudson) Strahm passed away at Montrose Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family on August 22,2022.

Joan was born on June 27,1931 in Brighten, CO  to Joe and Anna Belle (Snyder) Hudson.

The family moved to Montrose, CO in 1934.  She attended Maple Grove grade school through 8th grade, Graduate from Montrose High School in 1949.  After graduation she worked as a telephone operator until marring Jim Porter they resided in Ouray, Co until moving to Globe, AZ, that union produced they beloved daughter Dorthy Elaine (Dotty) Porter, ended in divorce.  After the divorce Joan and daughter Dotty  moved back to Montrose. She worked at United Bank until moving to Shawlou, AZ to marry her husband Bud Strahm in Tuscon on Febuary 17, 1984.  They were married 22 years, Bud passed away in 2006.  Joan moved back to Montrose and lived there until her death.

Joan was proceed in death by her parents Joe and Anna Belle Hudson, daughter Dorthy Hicks, husband Bud Strahm, two sister, one brother- Martha Jean Hudson, Nita(Hudson) Moore, Robert Dean Hudson, two brother in laws, Squint Moore and Vernon Watts

Surving is brother George (Gloria) Hudson, sister Betty Watts of Montrose, CO, sister in law Cindy Hudson of Imperial, NE, granddaughter Amber (Moe)Ortiz, grandson Justin (Kim) Hicks of Arizona, three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Arrangements under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home, in Montrose.