Ruth J. Hudson, Delmarva Power retiree

February 21, 2024

Ruth J. Hudson, 96, of Millsboro, passed away at her home Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Born April 3, 1927, in Millsboro, she was the daughter of George and Ella (Moore) Johnson.  

In 1945, Ruth graduated from Millsboro High School and married her beloved husband, Marshall Hudson, in 1946. Working as a secretary and assistant office manager for Delmarva Power & Light, she retired in 1988 after 42 years of service.   After attending Zoar United Methodist Church in her youth, she was a current member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro. Ruth was a past member of Sussex Pines Country Club, American Legion Post 28 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Vingt Cinq Club of Delmarva Power. Ruth was an avid golfer who loved to travel. She enjoyed going to the beach, playing cards, shopping, and collecting coins. Ruth brightened the lives of others by faithfully keeping in touch through cards and letters.    

Ruth loved her family and friends, and will be dearly missed by all. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Hudson, in 1977, after 31 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Smith; and her brothers Granville, Richard and Paul Johnson. 

Ruth is survived by five nieces and nephews, Robert Johnson and his wife Lou Ann of Millsboro, Thomas Johnson and his wife Monica of Laurel, Stanley Johnson and his wife Linda of Millsboro, Cindy Pusey and her husband Craig of Millsboro, and Judy Mills and her husband Harold of Delmar. She also leaves behind numerous grand-nieces and -nephews, great-grand-nieces and -nephews, and thoughtful neighbors. For the past several years, Ruth received wonderful care and companionship from Kimberly Leonard and Freda Brobst, for whom the family is forever grateful.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where the viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Millsboro Cemetery, 360 E. State St., Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE  19963.

Visit Ruth’s Life Memorial at to leave a condolence, or plant a tree in her memory.



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