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Shirley K Hudel

December 22, 1935 August 29, 2018
Shirley K Hudel
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Obituary for Shirley K Hudel

Shirley Kenty Hudel 82, of Summerville, SC passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
She was born on December 22, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of the late Robert Brown Kenty and the late Cloyse Cramer Kenty. Shirley graduated from North Dallas High School and attended Southern Methodist University. She married Perry Hudel in 1954 and shortly following would embark on a world tour where Shirley was an active participant in her husband’s 30 year career as a pilot in the US Air Force. It was during those years while stationed at various locations overseas and stateside that she found her passion for volunteerism in both the military and civilian communities, which continued throughout her life. Prior to leaving the Airforce, Shirley and Perry had multiple options as final duty stations and selected Charleston AFB where they determined Summerville would become their permanent home.
Shirley’s greatest loves were her family, friends and church. She was an active member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Charleston, SC where she chaired several committees. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Shirley was known for her sincere loving and caring manner, genuine sunny personality and unconditional giving heart. She had a love for gardening and shared that love through her landscape design business, Lowcountry Landscapes. She was an avid sports enthusiast, nature lover and enjoyed time spent at the beach. Shirley will be remembered for her compassion, loyalty and positive outlook that could bring a smile to anyone’s face, friends or strangers alike, no matter the circumstance.
Besides her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years Col. Perry Hudel (in May 2017), her son Drew Hudel (in Nov 2017), her brothers John Kenty (in Dec 2017) Terry Kenty (in May 2009) and great granddaughter Austyn Adair (in June 2017).
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Carol and Doug Tidwell of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter-in-law Julie Hudel of Lovettsville, VA; granddaughter Ashton Williams of Asheville, NC; granddaughter Katie Adair (Bobby) of Brunswick, Md; grandson Ben Thrailkill IV (Michelle) of Ashburn, VA; three great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Sterling and Nancy Kenty of Dallas, TX; sister-in-law Sharon Kenty of Hampton, GA; cousin Jay Kenty (Denise) of Stevensville, MD; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday September 4, 2018 at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Private burial will be at Beaufort National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ Scientist, 137 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29403-4307 or to Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com.
Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Rd.
Charleston, South Carolina, 29414, 843-722-8371


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

4

Sep

12:30 PM 9/4/2018 12:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/4/2018 2:00:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Road
Charleston, SC 29414

McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley
2501 Bees Ferry Road Charleston 29414 SC
United States

Service

Tuesday

4

Sep

2:00 PM 9/4/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 9/4/2018 3:00:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Road
Charleston, SC 29414

McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley
2501 Bees Ferry Road Charleston 29414 SC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Beaufort National Cemetery Final Resting Place

1601 Boundary Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

1601 Boundary Street Beaufort 29902 SC
US

Memorial Contribution

Charleston Animal Society

2455 Remount Road
North Charleston, South Carolina 29406

First Church of Christ Scientist

137 Moultrie St,
Charleston, South Carolina 29403-4307
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